Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Heirloom Story

"Family stories are tales about people, places, and events related to the members of our immediate family or their ancestors. Family stories casually chatted about at the dinner table, or regaled again and again at family gatherings can parallel great epics or notable short stories. The memorable stories of our lives and of others in our family take on special importance because they are true, even if everyone tells different versions of the same event. These tales are family heirlooms held in the heart not the hand. They are a gift to each generation that preserves them by remembering them and passing them on. " This quote is from an excellent post on "Collecting Family Stories at: http://www.storyarts.org/classroom/roots/family.html

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