Monday, February 15, 2016

It's the Sugar Creek Gang...

Every week day at 4:15, myself and my brothers, and our best friends who lived around the corner, would come running from whatever corner of the house or yard or woods we were in. We'd huddle around the radio, hit record if we had a tape player that worked and a tape to tape on, and listen to the Sugar Creek Gang. How frustrating it was when Prairie Princess or the Parsonage Family was on instead. In vain I have searched for the Sugar Creek stories we used to listen to. The version with a guy just reading doesn't hold a candle to the radio drama versions we listened to. No one has them. Anywhere. Moody Radio "does not currently have these titles available for sale or plans to do so in the future." Bah. But then one day, inspiration struck and I though to check the Archive site that has Ranger Bill episodes (another childhood favorite)- Bingo! Only 3 stories, but finally my kiddos could listen to the same Sugar Creek Gang stories I did, and listen we have. And even though I was more interested in the adventure part as a kid, the mini sermon in each one is phenomenal. The importance placed on praying always, honesty and integrity and obedience to your parents and to God. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! (clicking on these should take you to the link, also for the Thief in Town, episode one is actually the second one down. Episode 10 is listed first)



14 comments:

  1. I am so glad you shared this! We have a DVD and really enjoy it. We will check out the radio version soon.

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  2. We've got a few of the books. Sweetheart loved them as a boy. We'll have to check out the audio books. We sometimes listen to Adventures in Odyssey when they are doing handwork/art.

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    1. My younger siblings are members of the Odyssey Adventure Club and gave us the password, we listen to it all.the.time.

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  3. Thank you for this. We have the whole book series ( I got them for my eldest son over a few years of birthdays/Christmases), but my twinnies haven't ever gotten into them. I'm going to get them to listen & hopefully it will encourage them to pick up the books!
    Blessings
    Renata:)

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    1. I hope they enjoy them! My kidlets have listened to the Thief in Town three times through already : )

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  4. Hi Bonnie :) Do you have an e-mail address where I can message you privately? Thanks!

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  5. Hi Bonnie :) Do you have an e-mail address where I can message you privately? Thanks!

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    1. Yes- Bonnette23@yahoo.com

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    2. And how crazy that you posted- I was just thinking about you!

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    3. How funny! I've been considering picking my blog back up again. Mainly because now I can look back and see all the little stories of when my kids were little. It forces me to journal! Please tell your sister congratulations for me-- and I am going to hear Heidi Baker speak tomorrow-- so excited! :) I'll send you an e-mail when I get back to town on Monday.

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    4. I will tell her, and have fun hearing Heidi!

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