The Cape Era

When I was a little girl, I dreamt of being two things when I grew up: Snow White and a mother. While the first didn’t happen until the Halloween of 2001, the second dream came true in October 1998 when my son Cooper was born. The joy of becoming a mother cannot be overstated. Neither […]

Eating the Elephant

Khalil Gibran (1883-1931), a Lebanese-American poet, wrote, “Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.” Our Tales UnTold specializes in memories. We occupy a unique space where we function in the present by allowing others to relive and memorialize the past. Our work together ensures their precious memories and stories are preserved for […]

Sharing isn’t always comfortable

I serve others by offering them the opportunity via Our Tales UnTold to record their stories for posterity, preserving their voice, memories, and values. I bear witness to pain and joy, hear voices crack with the weight of remembering, and see smiles spread with visions of places and people previously forgotten now recalled. There are […]

Sharing favorite knick-knacks

Do you remember being in elementary school and first time you heard the phrase, “Show and tell”? I can still picture my first-grade teacher with her blonde bouffant hairstyle and cat’s eye glasses explaining this magical day where we were to bring to class our most beloved possession. My father traveled the world with the […]

The Long Ride Home

My son earned his driver’s license yesterday. It’s shiny plastic and highlights in red his underage status. Even his picture looks halfway decent. He worked long and hard to accumulate a variety of experiences over the 18 months he had a learner’s permit. Yes, he grumbled when I made him drive in snow, hard rain, […]