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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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Don Crosby

Why is it special? My Dad always sang it. He sang it years ago.

Don: Oh, please meet me tonight in the moonlight.
Oh, please meet me tonight all alone.
For I have a sad story to tell you.
It’s a story that’s never been told.
Yes, I go to the new jail tomorrow, with the cold prison walls all around.
Yes, I go to the new jail tomorrow, with my head on a pillow of stone.
Oh, I wish I had the wings of an angel.
Over these prison walls I would fly.
I would fly to the arms of my darlin’ and there I’d be willing to die.
Interviewer: When did you first hear that song? Why is it special to you?
Don: Why is it special? My Dad always sang it. He sang it years ago.
Interviewer: When you were a kid?
Don: Yes!

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360 East 10th Ave, Suite 104 Eugene, OR 97401

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.