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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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Frances and Vic Beers

They didn’t want any part of dancing. They didn’t like that. We talked them into going just one time… they went that one time, and after that you couldn’t drag them away from it.

Frances:  Well there was a square dance class starting within a few weeks from the time that we heard about it.  Dorothy and I really wanted to learn. The guys didn’t want to.  They didn’t want any part of dancing.  They didn’t like that.  We talked them into going just one time, and then if they didn’t like it there would be no more.  We wouldn’t bug them anymore about it. Anyway, they went that one time, and after that you couldn’t drag them away from it. 
Interviewer:   You liked it Victor?
Victor:  Oh Yes
Frances: It had a kind of sad ending for me, because my husband died on the square dance floor.  That kind of killed it for me. But they square danced for quite a few years.

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Compass Senior Living


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.