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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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Mayruth Wolfe

I have a woman that lives here, and she comes out and visits quite a bit. On her 80th birthday she went down and bought a brand new Dodge suburban. I said, “Now, that’s an optimist!”

Mayruth: When we’d go on cruises, and we used to go on a lot of them. We would take a nap in the afternoon so we could stay up late at night. The other old people were so busy on the ship because there were shows and free drinks and casinos and everything on the ship. But we would take a nap so we could stay up late. And every night about 9 o’clock they would have the ‘Honeymoon Show’ and we got to be on it as the longest married couple.  You know, they would pick the ones that just got married that day on the ship, or a week, or what, and then they would pick which ever one they liked. And then the oldest married couple. So every cruise, we would get to be on that because most people that were married as long as us were in bed asleep!

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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.