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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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Dena Hale

He made ice cream, and people would stop by when they knew he was making ice cream. He’d give them pieces of waxed paper, and they would eat it off of that. It was good.

 

Dena: My father – we lived in Star Valley, Wyoming, where my Dad started the first dairy there. He used to get his milk and cream from the experiment farm. He started making ice cream. It was fun, the way he made the ice cream. It was made in a round ice cream freezer type. It was one that kind of laid on its side, ‘cause it was made to watch. When it got to where it was thick, you could open the door on the front a little bit, and it would come out. Oh! It was good. It was all soft ice cream. I used to love that. And then he’d have little papers from wrapping butter and you put that underneath and it would just drop right on there, and you could eat it right off of that, all over. He made ice cream, and people would stop by when they knew he was making ice cream. He’d give them pieces of waxed paper, and they would eat it off of that. It was good. It was the first soft ice cream I ever ate, and it was wonderful!

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Compass Senior Living

541-636-3460

1580 Valley River Dr #260 Eugene, OR 97401

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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.