Three apples fell from heaven ... this is a story beginning (and ending) in my husband's home country of Greece. His childhood books as well as his memories of storytelling all began this way. When we married, I fell in love with this saying and adopted it as the way of beginning and edning each story I tell. I knew that I was connected and belonged when I joined Storytellers of Canada-Conteurs du Canada and TALES (The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling) to find that this was 'common'. We spoke and understood the same words as well as an appreciation for the wonderful world of stories. Consider this block, my blessing for you in your quest for stories and storytelling.