Monday, August 30, 2010

Good Stuff

I'd not heard of this before, until I wandered over to Mary's post about Danny and Annie.



What a remarkable idea. What a nice way to celebrate the gift of each other.

7 comments:

Twain12 said...

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.

Scotty said...

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

Lydia said...

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!

Bill said...

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 IƱupiat 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/

Bill said...

That should read, "program for my mother's funeral..."

Debby said...

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?!!!

steviewren said...

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.