Channeling our inner Bud Collyer, we shared several “true” stories with you in our November issues. Stories written, as always, by your fellow OLLI-USF members. “Honest Abe” honest. Totally truthful. Except when they weren’t.
We asked you to be our Kitty Carlisle, our Tom Poston, and tell us at the end of each issue whether the author had “told the truth” (and some had) or had tried to bamboozle you (which also happened). And as you voted, we kept score.
Using a complex mathematical formula (that I think we learned in fifth grade), we converted …
Many of us in OLLI-USF watched To Tell the Truth on television as we were growing up, and we (OLLI Connects ‘editors) recently invited our readers to participate in our own OLLI Connects “To Tell the Truth” contest. That is, we asked you to submit a story about something that you did or experienced and to tell it as a true story. Whether it was or not. We hoped to get four entries, one for each issue this month. We got even more, so most issues will have two tall (?) tales.
But, wait! There’s more! We want you–yes, you–to vote on the stories you’ll read here during November and tell us whether you think they’re true or false. Just keep scrolling down after the end of the story. You’ll see a “Comment” box. Type in “I think Pete’s story is true!” (or false) and click on Post Comment. We’ll see which of our writers fools the most readers and award them a “fabulous” prize.
We’ll begin with a piece by Bob Strozier who–while a young writer–interviewed the staff and stars of the show.