Tuesday, March 1, 2016
I chose the Blog Title Tall Tales because it represents family lore and the importance of stories in our respective family histories. Stories are how we make sense of our past, they are how we find ways to connect to those aspects of ourselves or our history that may be fragmented. They are also how we guide ourselves and give value and meaning to our children's lives. When I was young and would begin recounting an event, a story, my paternal grandmother would arch her eyebrows, give me a look of bemused skepticism and say: " . . . now are you telling a tall tale." I look forward to the March challenge and the opportunity to share tales-large, small, tiny or tall.