Are You a Keeper of Stories?

Thirty-two years ago on May 19, my Grandmom Munro died in the wee hours of the morning, alone in her hospital bed. At the moment she died, her calico cat Samantha leaped onto my bed, waking me up. Even though Samantha’s behavior was odd for her, it didn’t send off alarm bells. That day also […]

5 Things I Learned By Making a Will

I held off making my will as long as I could.  Each time I traveled, I felt as though I were a horrible parent. The truth: The thought of dying and leaving my cherubs behind brought me to tears so going room-to-room to parcel out my belongings didn’t happen. Finally, responsibility outweighed discomfort and I […]

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 […]