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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...]

Tonia Tecce

Inspiring a Life in Song — as shared by Tonia Tecce

MY FATHER WAS A DOCTOR. He played the violin with his buddies from medical school. One of them had a piano in his house. Daddy would sit me on the lid of the upright and say, “Sing, Sissie, sing.” I couldn't have been … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

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Appreciating Our Troops — as shared by the Wolfer Family

AS THE NEWS OF STUART’S TRAGIC DEATH SPREAD among family, friends, military, and business colleagues, we [his parents and sister] began to receive an outpouring of emails and notes sharing with us how Stuart affected each of their lives. We knew how special Stuart was to us, his family. What we did not know in such depth was how much […]

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 […]

Ellen Gould

“The aim of life is to live” — as shared by Ellen Gould

MY OLDER SISTER, PAULA, WAS KILLED in a car accident when she was seven. She was on her way home from Hebrew school, having just gotten off the school bus in a snowstorm. The driver that hit her never even saw her. I can only imagine the tragedy this was for my parents and grandparents. I remember her as […]