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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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Margaret Ahlstrom

My father made olive oil. My mother didn’t have a regular income.  It was an annual thing rather than a weekly or monthly deal.

Margaret: She had been a teacher and a principal. I only had one brother no sisters, just the two of us. My father made olive oil. My mother didn’t have a regular income. It was an annual thing rather than a weekly or monthly deal. We made it. We just bought what we had to buy and used what we had. She was very intelligent. She had been a high school principal before she married. She was good in math. My brother and I were both good in math. We had a lot of books. They liked to travel. My folks liked to travel, and see the country.

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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.