Vera Lynn letter

Our Most Unexpected Review

Forever treasured, this letter from Vera Lynn represents not only Stories to Inspire Kentucky’s strongest link to the past we portray but also the most delightful feedback we’ve ever received.

“Receiving a letter from Dame Vera Lynn was like having a heroine step out of the pages of history to wish me good-day.”

~Jody Ingalls, Stories to Inspire Kentucky

I listened to you singing on YouTube and was impressed with your voice. It really suits these lovely songs.
— Dame Vera Lynn

Grateful for this feedback from Larry Vance on the May 25, 2019 event...hats off to #etownwwii for a great job! #elizabethtown #kentucky #hardincounty #ky #hardincountyky #wwiihistory #history #veteranstribute #dday #ww2 ##wwiireenactment #wwii #wwiiveteran #historic #entertainment


"We were honored to have Stories to Inspire Kentucky as part of our American Proud veteran dinner. Jody certainly brought a dynamic that boosted the success of the event. I look forward to working with STIK in the future...their commitment, professionalism, and hard work made the characters come alive!"

Hank Patton | President/CEO USA Cares

"Our entire United Bank Travel Club Dinner audience truly enjoyed the performance.  It was informative, historically accurate, entertaining...a very wonderful and unique experience."

Marilyn Ford | Heartland Region President United Bank | EVP, Chief Retail Banking Officer

"To say Jody presents a fabulous show would be a gross understatement.  The presentation (Sentimental Journey) was flawless, the song choices perfection, and Jody’s voice fantastic!  Jody is wonderful to work with and I would have her here every month if I could!"

Diane Beyer | Luther Village Activities Assistant | Arlington Heights, IL

“The Nelson County Democratic Woman's Club of Bardstown Kentucky sponsored Sentimental Journey as a public event for the community on November 12, 2018. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and everyone that attended was enthralled. We highly recommend Sentimental Journey and Jody Ingalls. Her presentation was a tribute to the era and a testimony to the goodness of our society.”

Martha Nest | Nelson County Democratic Women’s Club

"Extremely well prepared and polished. Great Content! "

Peggy Adams | Home Educator |TeenPact State Coordinator, KY | Clarity, Solutions Director of Development

"Extremely well done...thoughtful, informative, funny, and enjoyable." (Women in History)

Rob Thurman, Sonora, KY

" creative!"

Daviess County Public Library, three-year repeat customer

“Phenomenal….Fascinating event!”

Ft. Knox Barr Memorial Library volunteer, multiple-show client

"Fort Knox history was interpreted and portrayed in a unique and entertaining way!"

Matthew Rector | Historic Preservation Specialist | Environmental Research Group, LLC | USAG Fort Knox, KY

“I’ve [been] captivated by several performances of Jody Ingalls. Her portrayal of Jenny Lind, the Swedish Songbird, complete with period-accurate apparel and Swedish accent and songs were the highlight of my most recent visit to the Historic Walking Tour in Elizabethtown, KY. I was also lucky enough to encounter Jody at the site of the historic B-17 WWII bomber Aluminum Overcast when it came to town. She appeared in wartime garments and held the crowd captive with music of that era…in a voice that reflected the era and took listeners on a sentimental journey. As a local media person I frequently see entertainers of a wide variety and can say unequivocally Jody is truly gifted.”

Brian Walker, Morning Show Host, WQXE- Quicksie 98.3