StoryCorps is having a "National Day of Listening"
this Friday where we're encouraged to talk to older relatives and
friends and hear their stories. I love the idea and want to do my part
to encourage your participation and make it a more meaningful day for
you and your family.
So I encourage you to take advantage of the "National Day of Listening"
this Friday and record, if only in your mind, your family's stories.
National Public Radio is also promoting the day
and sharing stories from news personalities and their families. This
morning's story came from Steve Inskeep and how his grandmother, the
second in a family of 12, wanted to be a writer and English teacher and
instead saw some of her dream come true through her daughter. You can hear that story here--it's a good listen and may give you some ideas about what to ask your older family members, too.