One story she told was from her childhood. They were quite poor and didn't have much money, but about once a month or so they would give the 3 children a handful of pennies and sent them to the store to buy candy. The 3 children, including the storyteller, linked arms and walked to the store discussing all the candy that was there, what kind would they buy, how it would taste, etc. When they got to the store it took quite a while for the selection to be made. Finally, they would select all the candy, pay for it, and then they would slowly walk home eating the candy, savoring each little bite, tasting each other's candy, and enjoying the afternoon. She said when they got home the Dad was always whistling on the porch and the Mother was always singing. As they got older, they wondered why the parents were always so happy on the penny candy days. Then when she was an older teen she finally got it: "Oh, no wonder they were happy. They had those few hours all to themselves while all the kids were gone." And so, she wrote a song dedicated to her parents called "Penny Candy Love".
She had lots of other fun stories to share.