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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Passing Down Family Stories

Mary May Larmoyeux - Many years ago, as a friend and I ate lunch together, we talked about passing down family stories. She referred to a passage in Psalms 78 that tells about the importance of sharing spiritual stories. We talked about how to tell younger generations what God has done in our lives.... Read more.


Anonymous said...

Love this post Mary. Thank you!

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

It's good to hear from you, Linda! Last night I was looking at your book Inspire! Writing from the Soul. It's a great book!

Anonymous said...

Mary, In order for her children to remember stories about their relatives, my niece plays a game. She collects pictures of the family and when they gather for the holidays she will ask a question like this one, which is true. “Who asked her sister to catch her when she planned to slide down the slate roof on a blanket?” They will answer. “Was it aunt Pat asking aunt Rita to catch her?” Pat came down with lightning speed and we both ended up flat on the ground with Pat and quilt on top of me, my arms still outstretched ready to catch her. My niece works for weeks asking questions about the family her children barely knew.

Another. “Who was found on the altar at church and carried home by the priest?” When my mother was 5 years old, she found a Holy Card showing the Christ Child seated on the altar knocking on the Tabernacle door. -- Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Your niece's game idea is great, Rita! Thanks so much for sharing it and also the wonderful story about your mom.