This week, many of us will be around friends and family over the Thanksgiving holiday. It’s the perfect time to grab a family member or two and ask them to share a few of their stories!
Each year at Thanksgiving, StoryCorps – a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage people to share their stories, encourages story sharing through their Great Thanksgiving Listen project.
Visit the website for details on how to use the app, suggestions for interview questions, and more. Stories can be private, but if you choose, it can be shared online with other users and archived at the Library of Congress.
I’ve personally used the app to record a few family stories – including this one of my mom talking about her grandmother’s yearly visits.
It’s only 2 minutes in length but catches a great glimpse of my mom’s childhood experiences with her grandmother.
What stories will you record over the Thanksgiving holiday?