The Chatterbox

The Chatterbox

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Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

What a comforting post. It makes me want to go home and cuddle my kids. I agree with you about stories and was trying to think of some I could tell to my kids. They are not quite able to hear a whole story yet, but I can tell them short and simple ones about adventures from my childhood. I know my B loves to picture me as a kid, being parented by her grandparents. :-)

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

A lot of kids can't listen to long stories until they're older, but I know my kids love listening to small, funny anecdotes--little "postcards" if you will from my life.

Have a great weekend!

Mary-LUE's picture Mary-LUE

"to speak their names again"

It was actually that desire to talk about the people I've lost that got me into blogging. I had started a Yahoo 360 site for family updating only. One New Year's day, I was just thinking so much about my uncle that I started a blog to talk about him and my grandparents, etc. It was such a release and really helped me. It is hard to stop to say to someone, "I want to talk about my uncle now. Will you listen."

Eventually I had more to say and started LUE.

I think this is a great idea--to make a point of sharing stories. Thanks for sharing with us!!

(My remembrance posts are labeled Memoria if you ever want to take a peek.)

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I will take a look again, Mary-lue. I have browsed you memoria posts a long time ago and I remember being very moved by the stories...