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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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Pauline Loughlin

She took all of the kids in the neighborhood bread and jelly whenever they were over there playing.  They were always over there playing.

Pauline: When we lived in Boise we had a lot of Basque neighbors. They are good people, but they are different. This one guy, he was a herder, and he was never home but his wife was always home. I can’t remember….he had a first name. She took all of the kids in the neighborhood bread and jelly whenever they were over there playing. They were always over there playing. She had a pan about this big around and about that thick that she baked her bread in. She would dump it out on a board, and she would pick the board up and hold it up under her chin like this, and she had a butcher knife that looked like it could kill elephants. She always cut it like this. I though oh my! She was a big breasted lady, oh my god, she is going to have trouble! But she never did.

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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.