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"If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten."
- Rudyard Kipling

We are delighted to share our resident stories below. 

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Bruce Bailey

I built a dune buggy one time. It broke in half. It was flying through the air and come down and it goes ‘umph’. (laughs) Right In the middle.

Bruce: I built a dune buggy one time. It broke in half. It was flying through the air and come down and it goes ‘umph’. (laughs) Right In the middle. This friend of mine and I took another friend – we went out north of Eagle out to the foothills, running all over, just having a ball up this hill. Bang! It broke in half, and it shivered to a stop. This one guy that was with us; he obviously hadn’t done much in his life – he said he was going to have to walk out of there. Well I walked down to the pick-up, thank God it wasn’t very far. Down to the pick-up and the trailer. We got it back on the trailer with some chains and come-alongs and stuff. Got it on the trailer. I took it home, and bolted it back together and that was the end of result. I tell you, I wonder why we did some stupid stuff. At least it lit right side up. It didn’t have any roll bar on it. I don’t know that I ever went over another hill like that, where you went up like this and then the hill stopped and you kept going. Pretty quick, you know, you lose your momentum and you gotta come down. The front end turned over and it lit flat on the ground and broke right in the middle, where I put it together to start with. I didn’t quite put it together good enough, I guess. I hadn’t planned on doing that.

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Tiny Stories


The Power to Transform

Stories have power. They delight, enchant, touch, teach, recall, inspire, motivate, and challenge. They help us understand. They imprint a picture on our minds. Our storytelling ability, a uniquely human trait, has been with us as long as we’ve been able to speak and listen. Not only do people love to tell stories, people love to hear stories!

That’s why we’ve partnered with Carrie Gallahan, founder of Saving Libraries. Carrie was inspired by this African proverb to start a movement to save the stories of our elders.

African proverb

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Bob Brophy

Bob Brophy was a beloved resident at Peachtree Village Retirement in Roswell, New Mexico. He loved telling his stories and passionate about sharing them—with anyone that would listen. We’re certain that Bob would say thank you for listening.