This may well have been Charles Kuralt’s most memorable story.


In this story you will learn how to develop a narrative that is not chronological.  It begins with the end, then goes to the beginning and then comes back to the end.

You will learn about the importance of tiny details that tell bigger stories.

You will learn about character development.

There is no fancy production.  The photographer, Izzy Bleckman, captured the story on film.

Kuralt uses a rhythm in his writing, often writing in “threes.”  It is similar to the “hickory-dickory-doc” rhythm of children’s stories.