Golden stories need to be told

A few months back my publisher Michele LaPointe had a stroke of genious.

A few months back my publisher Michele LaPointe had a stroke of genious.

She said why don’t we start interviewing some of the older citizens around Golden and share their stories.

Golden Moments was born.

Since the first article in the series was published in early August, I have had the distinct pleasure of sitting down and speaking with some of the town’s most interesting people.

It has quickly become my favourite story to cover at the newspaper.

Every time I phone a prospective Golden Moments’ candidate, I hear the same response.

“Are you sure you want to talk to me? I don’t have anything interesting to tell you.”

Every single one of those people proved themselves wrong.

Golden has such a rich history, and it is the people that were here, making the community what it is, that make it rich.

This week I was fortunate enough to sit down with Orm Braisher, for an hour.

I could have written 10 stories about Orm’s life, and had quite a bit of trouble trimming it down to less than 600 words.

I am honoured to be telling Orm’s, and other Golden Moments’ stories.

But I have to be honest, the stories are so much more special when you hear them directly from the person.

I used to love hearing my grandparents tell tales when I was young, and I hope this is a passtime that doesn’t get lost. We all have a responsibility to hear these stories before they’re lost forever.

 

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