Is Story the Backbone of All Relationships?

Is Story the Backbone of All Relationships?

When my eldest son was in 8th grade, his history teacher assigned the class an oral history project: they were to interview a person who was engaged in World War Two. My son chose my father. My dad escaped the Nazis with his parents; the majority of his family was not...
Is Story the Backbone of All Relationships?

Is Story the Backbone of All Relationships?

When my eldest son was in 8th grade, his history teacher assigned the class an oral history project: they were to interview a person who was engaged in World War Two. My son chose my father. My dad escaped the Nazis with his parents; the majority of his family was not...
The Best Way to Serve Up Family Stories

The Best Way to Serve Up Family Stories

Tell us the story about how you met dad. Did it rain like this on your wedding day? Tell me again about how I was born during the big storm. There are family stories that become almost legendary. They are told over and over again. Even when we think of them as just...
The Best Way to Serve Up Family Stories

The Best Way to Serve Up Family Stories

Tell us the story about how you met dad. Did it rain like this on your wedding day? Tell me again about how I was born during the big storm. There are family stories that become almost legendary. They are told over and over again. Even when we think of them as just...
Why Family Stories Are So Amazing

Why Family Stories Are So Amazing

I have always loved hearing stories. The made up ones my Daddy told my sister and me at bedtime, the ones my mom read from books of myths, fairytales and fables, and the ones told to me by relatives – parents, my uncle or grandparents – about the past. I listened with...