Writing Is the Painting Of The Voice – Here Is YOUR Canvas!

“Writing is the painting of the voice.”  ― Voltaire I cannot draw, paint or even sketch well.  It is annoying to have a picture in my head yet be unable to get it onto paper properly.  When I saw this quote it resonated with me:  I can paint! Not with the obvious medium, but with words. I […]

A Simple Three Step Template To Write That Special Story

“I am a rescuer of stories hidden among the ordinary.  I give these stories voice as a template to inspire others with untold stories so that they will know the satisfaction of rescuing their own stories.”  – Nancy Cullen This BLOG began as a place I could record and share stories.  Stories stemming from four areas […]

The First Plunge – Conquer Doubt And Fear – Give Your Story A Voice!

A great change in life is like a cold bath in water-we all hesitate at the first plunge” – Letitia Elizabeth Landon My first plunge at giving stories voice was in February 2016.  The desire to gather and share personal stories lurked in my soul for many years.  It was one of those “someday” desires that […]

When A Surprise Truth About Family Story Is Exposed-Do These Three Things

“Fred and August (Rightmeier) came to America in the year 1864 at the age of 14 and 16 years.”  – written by Melinda Rightmeier in the family Bible. As we have explored my family history, surprise truth has exposed details that have delighted, given me pause, and stirred up great gratitude for the courage and […]

How History Screams Into The Present Bringing Fascinating Discovery

History is merely a list of surprises. It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again. – Kurt Vonnegut Much of the time history runs like an operating system in the background silently influencing our lives. Yet, there are moments when history screams into the front room!  With it comes windows of insight and delight.  […]

What Is Happening With The Cute Biplane Build?

The Biplane Build:  To invent an airplane is nothing. To build one is something. But to fly is everything. – Otto Lilienthal Aviation is still considered a man’s world by many. The time to reach young ladies is during their first years of school. Research has shown that although children may change their minds several […]

How Quilts Embrace And Reflect Their Creators

“The eldest ones said that the laughter and tears are sewn right into the quilt, part and parcel, stitch by stitch. Emotions, experiences, heartbreak, mourning, pain, and regret, stitched into the cloth, along with happiness, satisfaction, cheer, comfort, and love. The finished quilts were a living thing, a reflection of the spirits of its creators.” […]

How Legacy Story Touches Generations Through Honesty, Smiles, & Conversation

“Deep under our feet the Earth holds its molten breath, while the bones of countless generations watch us and wait.”  ― Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies When we became the owners and stewards of a historic landmark home, we knew it was special, but we had no idea of the generations of connections that would come with it […]