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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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Edith Felter

“Why can’t I have a department?” He said “because we need you to do what you are doing.” Because I had to do every job they sent me to.

 Edith: I mean I had both jobs when I got out of high school I worked in a local department store. Everybody had a department but me, and I asked the boss one day, I said, “Why can’t I have a department?” He said “because we need you to do what you are doing.” Because I had to do every job they sent me to. Well, I finally got into the millinery department, and I marked hats to sell. We had a maid that would come up to get our merchandise and take it down. One day I marked all these hats wrong, and didn’t discover it until they were gone. So I told the boss and told him what I had done, and he sent the maid to get them. And the minute she started picking them hats up, the women came around and wouldn’t let her take them, and they paid the big – the wrong price. They thought they were getting a real bargain! I don’t know how many she ever got, but that was a boo boo that made them money!!

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Compass Senior Living

541-636-3460

1580 Valley River Dr #260 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.