This summer my sister Amy took Mom and Dad to the Akron Ohio library to record their stories. These oral histories are now preserved at the Library of Congress.
Dad on the Battle of Iwo Jima after surviving the mortar attacks: "I thought I was real lucky". What his commanding officer (later the Commandant of the Marines) said about Dad: "Reeves was a good man". After he and Mom first met: "We kind of took to each other".
Mom says "Everybody's story should be told". Her anecdotes: "Stick to the basics". "Love one another". "Family is the most important thing".
Other paper (We Are Memory Keepers "Grandma's Kitchen); Chipboard Alpha & Stickers (Creative Imaginations "Narratives" by Karen Russell); Hinges (daisy ds paper); Chipboard Tag (7 Gypsies Elements); Black Pearls (Basics); Font (Monotype Corsiva); Ar