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Tell Me a Story!

Back when she was a girl, they didn't really have "children's literature." At least, not to the same extent that we do now. My grandma commented last night that her mom wouldn't read to her at night; she'd tell stories.

And for a split second, I resented kiddy lit (ah, if my professor ever heard me call it that....). Because I wish I knew more stories from my family's past. I want to know about my grandparents' lives. What they did, who they knew, what shaped them into the people that they are today. I want their stories and their lives to live on after they do. I want to fall asleep listening to the voices of people I love, telling me stories that I can tell my children some day. As they fall asleep.

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Anonymous said…
With all our advances in technology, society, and everything else, there are important things that we lose. Are we really that much better off?
Laura J said…
lovely, lovely post. It brought tears to my eyes.

YES!!! you sleep in Vancouver!!! See you at the airport with bells on!

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