Atlanta Buckhead - A Christmas Tale From Our Family To Yours - 2017

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Atlanta Buckhead -
A Christmas Tale From Our Family To Yours - 2017


Once upon a birthday, our son received a very special gift from his dear wife. Each year, she discovers something unusual and unexpected for him. Now 2017 became a grand addition to her accomplishments.     Photo is a link!


This year, she contacted StoryCorps, an organization with the following Mission Statement:

"StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world."


Her goal was to get an appointment for our son to visit and record at the StoryCorps Booth with his Dad in early December 2017. And she succeeded!

StoryCorps archive, housed in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., already holds over 65,000 interviews recorded live across the 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Many interviews are available online now and others  in process for future online accessibility. Some other interviews may be available at American Folklife Center in Washington, D.C. when one personally visits there.

The StoryCorps Booth is located at the Atlanta History Center, the Atlanta partnership site for the project. During the conversation, Abe asked Murray questions about his life experiences.

Murray did what he does so well, he told stories. The entire recorded visit lasted about 40 minutes. Lots of stories were shared that day.

Melissa Terry, who produced the interview, explained that a link to listen would arrive by email in three to four months. 

Imagine Murray's surprise when the promised email arrived only a few short days later - an excerpt from their conversation was selected to be broadcast   the next week!

As a Father-Son experience, the interview further cemented already strong bonds. For the rest of us, as we listen to the four minute excerpt, we glimpse  the diversity of human reactions. We learn again how person, such as Murray, who seeks positive results, finds enjoyment and inspiration in his actions every day.


TO LISTEN: just click on the photo above and select "Play Story".

From our family to you and yours, we extend wishes for peace and joy as we approach a New Year waiting for us to fill with excitement and success.

All the best - Lynn

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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Merry Christmas Lynn, never heard of this organization how interesting nice to know that Oral History will be recorded and now your family is part of it...Endre

Dec 25, 2017 12:06 AM #1
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

What a beautiful story; Silent Night is my favorite Christmas carol, and I got tears in my eyes as the story got to that point. I would have loved to have seen that.

Dec 25, 2017 03:28 AM #2
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Thanks for the post, the story and for emailing me about it!  Merry Merry to you and yours this Christmas season.

Dec 25, 2017 10:25 AM #3
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Thank you! Wishing Merry Christmas to you and your family as well.

Dec 25, 2017 10:28 AM #4
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Very moving! I did not know about this organization either, but that is so wonderful to be able to listen to their recollections in future generations., Lynn B. Friedman 

Dec 25, 2017 12:01 PM #5
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Lynn B. Friedman  What an amazing story so glad you posted this and sent me the link . I was under the weather and listening to this  story well it was wonderful .

Dec 28, 2017 09:07 AM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing this story. What a wonderful gift with results beyond expectations.

Dec 28, 2017 11:43 AM #7
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