National Listening Day


Sure the day after Thanksgiving is known in shopping circles as Black Friday, but it’s also a big day for listening.  November 26, 2010 is National Listening Day. Storycorps, the group that suggests you share a story promotes the idea. This year after getting those holiday deals, sit down with a family member or friend and record their life story.  All you need is a list of questions and a digital tape recorder.  A video camera would be great too.  The only thing I want for the holidays this year is for my mother to tell me about the key moments of her life.  Now that’s a gift worth saving!

If you don’t know what you ask, check out the StoryCorps website.  They have lots of suggestions.  Oh…don’t forget to bring some photos with you. They are great memory triggers.



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