Experiences of a Lifetime
Listening to the stories that were told by my 102 year old grandmother and my 102 year old cousin inspired me to create this website.
I want to give Senior Citizens an place to tell their stories and share their experiences.
The elderly are more than just a rich and important resource of knowledge and experiences, they are also a living connection to our past. Their wisdom and intimate knowledge of our history is priceless. As the saying goes “When an old person dies a whole library burns down.” This doesn’t have to happen. These libraries don’t have to burn down. We have to start being good listeners and start taking the time to record their experiences. There are an estimated 40 million people 65 and older living in the U.S. That’s a lot of stories to be told, and a lot of experiences to be shared. As more stories are added to the site they will be categorized and searchable by the persons name, type of story and location.