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Thursday, November 8, 2012

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National Day of Listening 2012: Pearls of wisdom from my mother (VIDEO)

I have had some wonderful visits with my mother, Edna Foster, this year.  I am so fortunate to have been raised and nurtured by two wonderful parents. I have learned a great deal about my maternal ancestry from my mother's stories.  She is a great lady.  I used to get a lot of ridicule for this in school: I never stopped calling her mommy!  Thanks, Mommy!

As you can see from this video excerpt, I am not finished learning from her or basking in her great wisdom.  I urge you if you have not done so, to spend some time this Thanksgiving honoring your ancestor by interviewing and preserving his or her story.

Join Lowcountry Africana and StoryCorps as they build a nation of listeners.  I will share more videos before November 30, but please find out how you can participate:

Print the National of Listeners sign from this page: 
"5 Ways of Celebrating the National Day of Listening," and share it on social media with the text: 

 "The National Day of Listening" is a new national holiday started by StoryCorps in 2008. On the day after Thanksgiving, StoryCorps asks all Americans to take an hour to record an interview with a loved one, using recording equipment that is readily available in most homes, such as computers, iPhones, and tape recorders, along with StoryCorps’ free Do-It-Yourself Instruction Guide at" 

Don't forget to like the page: National Day of Listening: Lowcountry Wall of Listening


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