Family History

Stories are a powerful way to share and pass down the legacy of our family members. In our Family History category you can find everything from family tales that have been passed down for generations to new stories about family members that impacted our writers’ lives.

The Depression Years

Chapter 1 I grew up during the depression and have a lot of memories about experiences myself and my family shared.  My family lived in the Detroit area until a series of events forced us to make create a new life which included moving across the country.  My parents were strong people who were able […]

Aunt Flora

I remember when I was smaller, when I’d be walking in the park with my grandmother or sitting in her living room, we’d talk about our family. I used to love hearing old family tales or looking through the black and white photo albums. I seemed to be related to so many interesting people. My […]

How I Met My Husband

My profession was nursing and with World War II raging I decided to join the war effort as an Army Nurse.  My induction ceremony included six other women who were also becoming nurses for the Army.  We got all settled in to our quarters on base.  That same evening, six young and handsome Second Lieutenants […]

My Grandmother the Teacher

My grandmother is full of stories. When we visit her, she always loves to recount events and tell stories about her life. The last time I visited her, she recounted the story behind a Christmas tradition and becoming a teacher. My grandmother carefully opened the photo album, flipping through the pages. She would stop every […]

Bringing Generations Together Through Storytelling

Creating a personal history for someone is an extraordinary gift for all generations. The experience of preserving the life story of a loved one is a priceless legacy for families. It documents memories and helps others better understand the joys and challenges that shaped their lives. Storytelling is a natural inter-generational activity. Before people could write, they […]