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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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Mozelle Hood

But I never learned to be a good swimmer, so how my mother got through that I don’t know.

Mozelle: I remember picking cherries in the summer when my father went to do farm work, so we usually lived on a farm somewhere. It varied a lot. We had a big irrigation ditch behind the house, and we kids used to sneak off there and go swimming. But I never learned to be a good swimmer, so how my mother got through that I don’t know. It was good. It was fun. If we weren’t picking cherries, we were doing something else. Helping my mother can. I still remember those dirty fruit jars we had to wash.

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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.