First of all, Happy Thanksgiving!
Second, tomorrow, November 28th, is the National Day of Listening.
This Thanksgiving, StoryCorps asks you to start a new holiday traditionâ€”set aside one hour on Friday, November 28th, to record a conversation with someone important to you. You can interview anyone you choose: an older relative, a friend, a teacher, or a familiar face from the neighborhood.
My brother and I recorded an interview with my Dad (not for the national day of listening, just because we wanted to have a record of his life) and it was well worth the effort. The interview started slowly, but once he forgot about the microphone and started reminiscing we learned a lot that we never knew. The transcription was tedious, but well worth the effort. It’s far easier to scan a document and search for stories rather than trying to find it in the recording.