I was thinking of my beloved family. It is so important to ask your parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles for their stories. Those stories connect you to your past, your present, and your future. The next time you have a family get-together try to harvest and preserve your relatives’ tales of jobs held, of childhoods in other places and times, of disappointments and moments of joy. Listen to your family’s experiences. There is such wisdom to be gathered in. And such humor. And so many important lessons.


Henry, Frances, Sarah, Morris, Esther, Bernice