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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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Janet Beaulieu

Janet Beaulieu with her dogWe got in there and I went and sat with him. He was real, real, real, good until he saw a mouse. He was chasing that mouse around! You would have thought he was a monkey or something.

Janet: Me and my brother Isaac were the closest. My brother that was two years younger than me. He was kind of a little devil. I can remember walking to school with him one time. He was, well like I said, a couple years younger than me. I can remember when his hands and feet got so cold that he passed out and so I had to go sit with him in the sick room. They called it a sick room because it was just a little tiny room where people went when they didn’t feel good. We got in there and I went and sat with him. He was real, real, real, good until he saw a mouse. He was chasing that mouse around! You would have thought he was a monkey or something. I told him, you’ve got to behave yourself you’re supposed to be sick and he said “well, there ain’t no mouse that’s going to be running all over me!”

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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.