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Q: What do you get when you cross a clinical social worker with a radio show host?
A: You get an oral historian who loves to come help you preserve your memories, family stories, and treasured collections so you can share what you love with the people you love.
When I was cleaning out my father’s farmhouse, I found myself wishing I could remember the story about his grandfather’s desk. What if I had thought then to record my dad’s voice with his humorous turns of phrase, his devotion to his grandfather and the warmth of his laughter—telling the story his way? My desire to hear his voice again far outweighs my interest in the 250 lb. wooden desk.
Knowing family stories actually helps us to feel connected and remember that we belong to one another. As it turns out, knowing how your family coped with setbacks in the previous generation actually builds resilience in the next generation.
The Stories That Bind Us, by Bruce Feiler – New York Time, April 2020