Submitted by Beverly McKinney
For a few months now the Johnson County Senior Center has enjoyed the monthly “Story” time, featuring several Johnson County citizens.Each event is entertaining and educating local senior residents with topics including how the county became the “Green bean” capital of the world. To date, other topics included how the region became Johnson County, Flo Bellemy describing how her family grew up in the County and how several communities got their name or nickname, the type of music such as the dulcimer has thrived under the instruction of Rick Ward and his family. John Mast shared some exciting genealogy, while Director Kathy Motsinger asked Minnie Miller to prepare and present the stories. “The program has become a big hit,” Motsinger said.
Local and surrounding county residents most likely know that Miller has a “story” of her own to tell, which she shared on Friday, April 27 also known as National Tell A Story Day. Motsinger explained that “Minnie’s Story” revealed that with help from God, family, friends, good doctors and medicine, and even a former student who brought her the book The Little Engine That Could, Miller survived a near-death horrible accident. “Those having lunch at the Senior Center were enthralled as Minnie told her story,” Motsinger said. The next story to be told by Lois Dunn, coupled with some unique music is scheduled for Monday, May 21 at 11:30 a.m.