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Left to right: Lynda Johnson Robb, Lady Bird Johnson, Luci Baines Johnson at the
twenty-fifth anniversary of the inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson.

Mother and Best Friend — as shared by Lynda Johnson Robb

I HAVE SUCH HAPPY MEMORIES OFMY MOTHER. I keep up with all herfriends and we share stories. I go to her Wildflower Center and partici-pate in environmental projects carrying her message on. I love wearing her costume … [Read More...]

Memory quilt by Eileen Belmont The Living Memories Project

The Comfort of Memory Quilts — as shared by Eileen Belmont

MY FIRST FOCUS WAS MAKING DECORATIVE PILLOWS using T-shirts. People often design T-shirts to commemorate an event and often buy them to remember a favorite vacation. I started using them along with other textiles to make … [Read More...]

Aldermans with President Obama.
[COURTESY OF PETER C. ALDERMAN
FOUNDATION]

Work, Altruism, Spirituality — as shared by Liz and Steve Alderman

SHORTLY AFTER HE DIED, his friends needed to be together and to be with us. So his friends got in cars from all over the country and drove here. We ended up having over 250 of his friends at our home a week and a day … [Read More...]

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The Living Memories Project in Philly on Nov. 12

In anticipation of Thanksgiving, the authors of The Living Memories Project will discuss the book’s message with a presentation and … [Read More...]

Judy and Gary Toll The Funniest Women Youve Never Heard of The Living Memories Project

“The Funniest Woman You’ve Never Heard Of” — as shared by Gary Toll

AS CHILDREN, JUDY AND I WOULD PLAY a game we called “Make Me Laugh.” I was probably eight or nine at the time, and Judy was a   couple of years older than I. We would play characters and dress up in crazy costumes, all to try to make each other laugh. We would laugh so loud that […]

Death is not Fatal Chapter 1 The Living Memories Project

Death is not Fatal — as shared by Malachy McCourt

WE HAVE AN ATTITUDE ABOUT DEATH IN IRELAND. It’s not, as I often say, fatal because we keep people alive so much in song and in story. I suppose I’m reluctant to let people go and so therefore have constructed a spirit that stays around to enjoy whatever has to be   enjoyed but is freed from the […]

Boris Chartan The Living Memories Project Book

A Living Memorial to Victims of the Holocaust — as shared by Boris Chartan

WE KNEW OF THE NAZI INVASION of Czechoslovakia and Poland because a few people from there came to our town. The people who ran away from their homes came and told us what was happening. They told us about Kristallnacht and everything. A lot of people did not want to believe it. I was fifteen when the Nazis arrived […]