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Tiny Stories™

"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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Genevieve Clark

Then I got notice that they were going to transfer me to another facility. Neither one of us liked that idea. So we talked a little bit more and we decided, “Well, why don’t we get married?”

Genevieve: It wasn’t very long until the school superintendent came, which was a man that I knew, and wanted me to teach school. He said he came to talk to me. I said, “Well, have you talked to my husband?” He said, “Oh, it is up to you.” I thought awhile. I said, “Well, It has been a long time since I went to school, they probably won’t accept my credentials.” “Oh”, he said, I’ve already checked in to that here. OK.” So, I said “I will teach for a year.” That wasn’t true. I taught much more.

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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.