Larry G. Brown

{Storyteller, MU geography resident instructor}
Saturday, April 28, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 5:43 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

I learned to tell stories ... growing up at home. My grandfather couldn’t talk without telling a story or joke or illustration. I learned that is the way that communication works. Like a lot of guys, I started school early at age 4. Physically, I couldn’t compete with the boys in my grade, so I had to use wit and humor and skills to survive. Little did I know that it’s possible to use one’s mouth like legs for speed.