The Agony Of Bearing An Untold Story

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.  Maya Angelou The untold story:  That scenario that plays over and over in our psyche,  the questions it silently poses, the different resolutions we imagine.  Most of the time this has a negative, scratchy emotion attached to it. This is not the untold story […]

Become A Hero At Rescuing Your Valuable Stories

“I am a rescuer of stories hidden among the ordinary.  I give these stories voice as templates 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 outlined […]

How To Tap Into Your Unique Inner Legacy

I’ve always liked the idea of memoirs, going into someone else’s life, going through someone else’s day and getting out of your own head. – Isabel Gillies The decision to start this BLOG came from a desire to preserve stories.  To capture those bits of memory that get lost as generations pass and years go […]

Home on the Range – A Good Story Never Grows Stale

Home, home on the range.  Where the deer and the antelope play…..” I was privileged to attend the world premiere of the new film, Home on the Range, a few months.  It took place at Wichita’s Historic Orpheum Theater just a few blocks from our own historic landmark home. This past week a fundraising event around this film occurred at […]

What One Thing Never Fails? Love, The Eternal Kind

Love Never Fails….. (1 Corinthians 13:8) The gavel came down and the divorce was final.  My childhood sweetheart, the boy down the street had simply decided he did not want to be married.  I had no say, no voice in the matter, except to go on record that this was not my desire, but the […]

My Grandfathers’ Rocking Chairs – What They Represent

There is a peacefulness, an air of reflection, about a rocking chair that attaches to no other moving object. – Wallis Simpson We are fortunate that two rocking chairs, one from each side of my family, the Hancocks and the Rightmeiers, remain in the family. We do not know much about them, except they were […]

Laying Our Loved Ones To Rest With Honor And Dignity

“The first night in Morotai, the Japanese sent over a bomber on the north end of the island.  The next day we went out and dug a deeper foxhole.”  – Lt. Joseph F. Cullen, Personal Diary My husband went to rent a car for a trip to the west coast.  The occasion:  A memorial service […]

Heartwarming Reflections On 2022 To Empower 2023

“Celebrate endings — for they precede new beginnings.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie As I contemplated writing about this past year, a heartwarming reflection was not what came to mind.  To be honest about how I FELT about his year, was “blah”.  However, as I looked back at the year objectively, I see my feelings need […]

Three Ways Quiet Pivotal Moments Can Burst Open New Adventures

In the quiet moments, the discoveries are made. – Vera Farmiga I look back, now, and I know that the naming moment, which seemed so insignificant then, which seemed to demand no more than an arbitrary and superstitious yes or no, was in fact a pivotal moment in my life. – Gregory David Roberts   I remember the […]