Monday, March 01, 2010

"Don't write this down!"

Today, while interviewing my mother over lunch,  she stated "don't write this down" and then proceeded to tell me a fascinating family story.  Of course, I just kept on writing, for someday she'll be gone and I don't want this story to pass into history.

It was a day like today, when the form was free-flowing and I allowed her to talk without interruption, that I obtained some of the most interesting tidbits about her mother's side of the family.  Now, I must go back and get the stories of her father's side as well.

I'm keeping my notes private for now, but may extract a bit or two for a future post.  I only wish I had been able to video the session for the full effect.  Perhaps some other time I will be able to do so.

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