“The Catcher Was a Spy,” a movie starring Paul Rudd, was released in June. It got us thinking about a section of our client Ralph Oko’s memoir, which we share here with his permission. Moe Berg is one World War ll hero I wish I could have interviewed. But he died in 1972. He was a baseball catcher (mostly back-up) in the major leagues for 15 seasons. He retired in the mid-1930s. But that’s not even close to being the most interesting thing about him. Born in a Manhattan cold
We are thrilled to share that Your Words Your Story has been selected as a Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (LVLB) company! LVLB is an early-stage business accelerator program for entrepreneurs. As a signature program of Invent Penn State, LVLB partners with a network of community and university partners to offer grants and continuing support to small business owners. As part of the selection process, YWYS was evaluated on several criteria including team commitment, market awareness,
Here are a few of my favorite entries, all beginning with the letter “C,” from Word and Phrase Origins, a book given to me (and a most thoughtful gift it was) shortly after its 1997 publication. Cannoli. Reflecting its shape, this crisp Italian pastry filled with sweetened ricotta and chocolate chips is named from the Italian word for tube. Cannoli is the plural form, and one cannoli is technically a cannolo, although it is not called that, at least in America. Catch-22. Coi
The 2014 documentary Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory, available on Netflix and for purchase on Amazon, follows social worker Dan Cohen as he uses music to unlock memory in nursing-home patients with Alzheimer’s disease. In many parts of the film, we see how the expressions of patients change from neutral to happily animated as they listen to music. His pioneering efforts have led to the placement of personal music players in many nursing homes around the country. Whi
YWYS is partnering with Stephens Funeral Home to present "Preserving Life Stories," a fun and engaging session about memoir creation. Through exercises and discussion, participants will learn: What a memoir is - and isn't The proven benefits of memoir creation for you and your loved ones How to overcome the biggest obstacle to creating your memoir Prompts for jump-starting your memory and unleashing stories from your past 10 tips for creating your memoir, and having fun doing
Many thanks to Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites for inviting Your Words Your Story to present "Preserving Life Stories" as part of the Single Sisters' Series. We had a terrific audience which made for a fun afternoon of learning and sharing! No worries if you missed it! We have another community presentation coming up on July 17 at Stephens Funeral Home in Allentown. You can read more about it here.