My program today was telling the ladies how I got started with ventriloqusim. That was short and sweet. I was 10 years old when I got my first ventriloquist doll. (I hate calling them puppets. When I think of puppets I think hand puppets.) My dolls are not called “dummies” that is derogatory, I call them my “non-breathing friends.” Anyway, I told how I got out of work at home because my mama would ask where I was and one of my sisters would tell her I was in front of a mirror. I was only in front of the mirror to practice and not to look at myself. My first doll was a Jerry Mahoney doll with the little string in the back. Now I have a room for all my non-breathng friends totalling over 40. But my favorite dolls are those on my webpage made by Axtell Expressions. By the way, I still practice all the time.
God usually calls me in the middle of the night to go down to the computer. He is always helping me with my programs I am always tweeking and He is right there beside me.
My time with the ladies group was wonderful. I love making new friends and reminiscing with old ones. I love to see their expressions as I bring my “non breathing friends” out of their suitcase.