The sharing of life stories is immensely important, imparting the knowledge and wisdom gained through a lifetime of experiences from one generation. Hearing such stories enriches all the listeners, providing both encouragement and the challenge to model such a well-lived life. The tradition of imparting generational accounts around a fire reaches back to the beginning of the human experience. First Stories is a winter series where once a month listeners gather around the Main Street Café fireplace to hear a longtime member of First Methodist share his or her life story in an intimate session. The events are recorded and become a part of the church archives and also provide present and future generations the opportunity to hear these stories. So, take your cup of hot chocolate or coffee, find a comfortable spot to sit, and join us virtually beside the fireplace for First Stories.


Bob Davis, the third speaker for the 2018 Winter First Stories entertained the audience with surprising stories from his life that included getting food poisoning on a bus, a short time in a prisoner of war camp, and an unfortunate fireworks experience while in college. Bob charmed the audience with poetry, wit, and had them laughing with several very humorous stories. Bob’s wife, Cecelia, and several family members were present. You are certain to enjoy Bob’s stories.

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