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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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Mary Christopherson

Well, the watermelon man was my dad, Lloyd Thomas.  

Mary: Well, the watermelon man was my dad, Lloyd Thomas. People miles around would plan on certain times of the day or something that they could arrange to go the store or go shopping or whatever – they would make a point of stopping at the Tower place. The thing is, that if Lloyd had any melons for sale, hopefully to give away – which we often did. The temperature there was sometimes between 125 or 130 in the shade. It was bit warm. It was Missouri.

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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.