Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
I always get in debates with my colleagues over whether writing skills (not punctuation, mechanics and garbage like that), but real ability to convey is a natural talent or if it's developed. Stuff like this is more proof than I could ever offer up for the former. The guy clearly had it , whatever you choose to call it.
To me its more about the "story telling" ability than just writing. My great grandpa (born in 1900, or 1901 depending on who was asking) could tell the greatest stories about the most ordinary day to day thing from his life/childhood. His stories were always captivating. I think a lot of the modern necessities really rip the human tradition of story telling (Television, etc.). It is becoming a lost art.