Thursday, July 24, 2008

More on Recording Life Stories

Thanks to Linda Austin ( for reminding me of the obvious: instead of using outdated audio casettes, a more modern way of recording seniors' life stories would be to shoot videos. Ideally, this would be done by getting the subject to talk about his/her life, perhaps surrounded by family members. It would be great to both see and hear the storytellers.


Lydia said...

Alas, my Finnish grandparents refused to be recorded when I begged my older half-brother to do that for me. And since they absolutely would not sit for a photo I know that video would have been out of the question. They've been gone for decades now and my questions just float away unanswered.

seniorwriter said...

Too bad! Many elders seem to be more concerned about privacy than with leaving their stories for their families. That's sad. Too many great stories are being lost.