Technically, not a story of 2019. Technically, a story about me. Ali Edwards' Story kits inspire me to tell stories I'm sure I would never tell, but are so much a part of my story. This months story kit theme is LISTENING and I was inspired to tell my story about Barry Manilow, because as a teenager in the 70's and 80's, Barry Manilow was one of the primary musicians I listened to. I have long since 'given him up' but when I hear one of his songs it floods my senses with memories of sitting next to the record player, reading the words to the songs in my mind and belting out the lyrics along with Barry.