Great Family Storytelling Article

My mother came alive and had perfect recall when recounting memories to a special cousin of mine.
My mother came alive and had perfect recall when recounting memories to a special cousin of mine.

It’s a Wonderful Life: Family Storytelling by Jeff Anderson  induced a flood of memories and emotions.  It reminded me of precious time with my grandparents as I listened to them tell stories about their lives.  Their eyes glimmered as they spoke about another place and time so long ago.  More recently I have participated in similar discussions with my own aging parents which has resulted in  smiles and tears and tender moments.  I saw a different side of them as they remembered and shared meaningful memories. Asking questions and inviting elderly family members to share their stories might be the healing balm families need to get through the frustrating adjustments associated with aging.   Thanks, Mary Beth, for sharing this link!

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