River stories on CD.....
Enjoy Jerry Hay's favorite River Stories. Actually they are the favorite stories of those who have attended his talks
on the steamboats, and know his knack for storytelling. Many people
have requested this CD and now the first one is available. It has 80
minutes of river stories that will make you and your friends laugh, and
some will warm your heart.
"Life on the River" includes several adventures of Gilligan, the famous
goose who is now in a children's book. There are humorous stories about
experiences on the steamboats, including "The Easter Sunday Butterfly
Disaster". The story "Best Laid Plans Gone Wrong" is very funny. Some
of the stories take place on the rivers of Indiana, where many of his
adventures took place. There
are many stories to be told about life on the river and Jerry tells
them in his conversational style. Thousands of people have heard these stories while attending Hay's river talks. Now they can be heard in the comfort of your home or car.
80 minutes of professionally produced stereo sound track
Intro with great river music
Personal, historical and steamboating stories
Photos relating to the stories
Quality book-style case for safe-keeping
Safely shipped in durable carton
$16.95 (Free Shipping)
Quote from issue of Cruise Travel Magazine:
Hay demonstrates an unabashed passion for his subject that goes well
beyond any prepared script. His love of rivers and riverboating runs
deep, having explored America's
rivers by raft, canoe, and powerboat. Now on the Delta Queen he shares
his love of the river on voyages of American rediscovery.
Henry Nowicki, Travel writer
lecturer, Jerry Hay, who is also known as a "riverlorian" has a daily
talk about steamboating and the sights along the river. These
get-togethers are not to be missed as they provide interesting aspects
of the river cruise."
"Jerry Hay, our Riverlorian on this cruise, is a real story teller and you will learn lots about steamboating and the rivers."
Quote from Amazon Books review:
had the pleasure of riding on the Delta Queen Steamboat last year where
the author, Mr. Hay is a Riverlorian. He told the story about Gilligan
Goose. I have not read the book yet but the heartwarming story was
wonderful. Jerry Hay is a great storyteller so I'm sure the book will be
great, as well. The incredible thing about the story is that Gilligan
is a real goose and the story he told is true. I am ordering copies for
myself and each of my grandchildren."
M. Hay, the steamboat company's "Riverlorian," and a river pilot in his
own right, is into steamboatin' all the way, and has converted an old
houseboat into the Wabash Queen -- his own steamboat. Each
morning, Hay holds informal talks about steamboat history, shares river
lore with passengers, and cites the source of many common expressions
we use today, which had their origin in steamboatin'. Hay
is an author as well, having written a delightful children's book
titled "A Goose Named Gilligan" -- a story about the goose he managed to
free from the mud, with great difficulty, in his native Indiana. The
goose returns for visits with him every year. Soon
to be released in his newest book, "Beyond The Bridges," which
chronicles his travels on the rivers. It takes the reader through all
aspects of river life.