What is the magic about Jonesborough, TN on the first week-end of October? That's the week-end of the National Storytelling Festival.
People from all walks of life and all parts of the country - from other countries too - are drawn to Jonesborough because they share a love of stories and storytelling.
And often its to meet up with friends.
Last year Granny Sue and I stopped and hugged and chatted on the street. Jim snapped a picture to remind us of that moment. Granny Sue says she won't make it physically to TN this year but I know she will be there in spirit.
And I will check out the familiar hand painted signs and colorful decorations folks use to spruce things up and welcome everyone
It may be their hometown but folks in Jonesborough share it with us.
They know we feel like we are coming home.