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Recording Your History: The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Nov 20, 2015

One of the beautiful aspects of being involved with Western Fraternal Life is knowing that your history, often generations of family history, is being preserved. Through the Fraternal Herald, minutes, and lodge histories, we have been able to encapsulate over a century’s worth of memories. Now, it’s time to pass the story collecting on to another generation.

StoryCorp, a project that collects stories to be housed at the Library of Congress, has asked that young people use their Thanksgiving to take time and record a family member’s oral history. StoryCorp stories are short clips that tell a story - including family histories, an amusing anecdote, or a heartwarming tale. All topics are welcome. If you would like to hear a sample of what StoryCorp sounds like, you can visit their website or visit NPR.org and search StoryCorp.

To do this, you would need a smartphone to download the StoryCorp App at the Appstore (on the phone). The application is free and walks you through how to record and share the story. The StoryCorp website has prompts that help create a thoughtful story and asks meaningful questions. To find out more about The Great Thanksgiving Listen, visit: https://storycorps.me/about/the-great-thanksgiving-listen/

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