Preserving Stories with Life Review Recordings

  As a Hospice Chaplain I have the honor of being able to listen to a lot of life stories. I am touched by all of them. There was a patient that I went to visit not long ago that agreed to let me record our conversation. We sat at her...
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My Easter Memories

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How "Candy Man" got his name

How "Candy Man" got his name
  I was walking through Cabelas the other day and passed these wintergreen mints. It immediately triggered a memory of my Grampa Grant, who had a stash of these always on hand in a little dish by his lounge chair. We even referred to him as Candy Man! Grampa was always...
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Excursion to find the Niles Farm Cemetery

Excursion to find the Niles Farm Cemetery
  This gravestone rubbing is one that I made in the summer of 1989 when my dad and I drove from Massachusetts to Vermont on an ancestor hunt. We knew the cemetery was on the "Old Niles Farm," which, of course, no longer exists, but undaunted, we headed out to the small...
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Tribute from a son

Tribute from a son
In 1980 I interviewed my dad, Donald Stuart Grant, and asked him about his mother, Ethel Frances Gilchrest Grant. This is what he said: "My mother was a very easy-going person, always finding the good side of people. I never heard her say anything bad about anybody. She would say, "if...
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Heirloom Quilt Square tells a story

Heirloom Quilt Square tells a story
      Here is a photo of a photo of my grandmother, Ethel Frances Gilchrest Grant, at age 18. It was taken at her granduation from "Normal School."  As a homemaker, she would  we ar a ho use dress during the day to do her cleaning, cooking, etc. Then right...
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One Hot Day: How We Lost the Andersons

One Hot Day: How We Lost the Andersons
The sun had not yet risen in the city and already it was getting hot, not that it had ever really cooled off in the night. Two days before, on Tuesday, a new record was set for the hottest day ever recorded, only for it to be broken the very next...
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My Dream of Cheryl

My Dream of Cheryl
  My Dream of Cheryl By Anita A. Chambers I met Cheryl Ann Posey (later to become Hemingway) in about 1974 when we were both single teens not too far out of high school.  Cheryl was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I joined...
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The Electrification of Colesville, New York

The following article was taken from a conversation with my grandfather, Watson Roberts Watrous: Electrifying The Susquehanna Valley Old Onaquaga Historical Society, by Fran Bromley The 20th Century brought many new conveniences to the Susquehanna Valley, perhaps themost important being electricity and invention to make use of it. Life slowly became...
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The Old Salem Town Hall

The Old Salem Town Hall
Written by Marva Twitchell Davis The building has the year 1901 on it and was built as the Town Hall.  It is made of light brick and red sandstone.  The red sandstone was hauled from Spanish Fork Canyon.  The outside walls are made of one brick and two adobe.  The divided...
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Grandparents

Grandparents
Alice recalls her grandparents. As she was reading her speech one of the other members of the Story Circle suddenly realised that she and Alice were second cousins - something neither of them knew!
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My Grandparents

My Grandparents
Annette talks about her grandparents - who she never knew. This excerpt is taken from a history of all South Australians who fought in the First World War.  
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A Famous Ancestor

A Famous Ancestor
Annette tells the story of one of her ancestors linked to the famous Coutts banking family and who was, at her time, the richest woman in Britain - Baroness Angela Burdett-Coutts.    
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My Grandparents

My Grandparents
Bill recalls his grandparents as far back as 1860.  
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My Grandparents

My Grandparents
Ruth recalls her grandparents
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Grandpa Told Me...

My grandfather, Petillo Emmett Leatherwood, loved history because he lived it. Growing up quite literally at his knee, I lived history vicariously and learned to love it, too. He was born in 1873 on a tenant farm in Bastrop County, TX. Orphaned by the death of his father at the age...
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Picture with a President - Found among family keepsakes

Picture with a President - Found among family keepsakes
Picture with with a President - Found Among My Family Keepsakes   Like so many baby boomers, I have boxes of my own photos gathered, throughout the years, along with many photo albums that I inherited when my parents passed on. Among these are photos and memorabilia from one of my...
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History of Silas LeRoy Richards

History of Silas LeRoy Richards
(Taken from the History of Hannah Rhead Richards)   Silas LeRoy Richards was born the 25th of October 1882 in Union, Salt Lake County, Utah. His parents were Silas Newton Richards and Mary Norman Goulder. He was born in a small log cabin which stood way back from the road in...
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You Can Put Time in a Bottle

Hi Friends of Legacy, This story was contributed by Tom Cordle, author and songwriter. I asked him to write a press article related to our January Theme which was "Turning over a new leaf". I wasn't expecting to be included in the article but his angle was creative and I think...
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Thank You Great-Uncle Paul Ewald

Thank You Great-Uncle Paul Ewald
This is a photo of my Great-Uncle Paul Ewald in 1921 in Cataumet, MA, which is a town on Cape Cod.  He was born in June 1890 in Danzig.  I've heard Danzig referred to as Danzig, Germany, as well as, Danzig, Danzig as its own free state.  His parents were Elisabeth...
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