what a great idea....my regret is that i wish i could tell some people in my live how much they meant to me before they died. I try to be a little more forthcoming about it now.
Terrific idea - a comment in the video reminded me of something my Mum told me many, many years ago:listen with your eyes, not just your ears
I've listed to alot of these stories on NPR and it almost always gets me a little misted up. I am so glad they have a book!
Johanna makes some errors in her introduction - My mom died in Utah and while Barrow is a home to me, I live in Wasilla, and the song that came to me that night as I tried to sleep was a song on Psalm 23. At my requests, because I knew she loved the song, I had "How Great Thou Art" put on the program. I was used to hearing it as the Iñupiat and other Eskimo and other Alaska Native groups sing it - with such powerful feeling and depth. With that background, here is an excerpt from my StoryCorps recording. I plan to tell the larger story on my blog, hopefully before the year ends:http://aprn.org/2009/12/24/bill-hess/
That should read, "program for my mother's funeral..."
Holy cow, Bill. You do never cease to amaze me! Thanks for the link. HEY, EVERYBODY! DIDJA KNOW BILL'S DONE A RECORDING FOR STORYCORPS?!!!
I used to listen to Storycorps every Friday, or which ever day it played on NPR, on my way to work. It usually made me cry as well as think deeply about the people whose story I'd just heard. Storycorps is a fantastic idea.
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