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I am a personal historian. I help people capture and chronicle their life stories.
Interests: family, friends, stories, food, movies, books, travel,
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Don't you just miss show & tell? It's here again just like when you were a kid only for grownups. Come and share information about something you treasure. The theme for May is DWELLINGS. Tell stories and details about a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at ~Storied Gifts
Join us for a discussion of Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression by Mildred Armstrong Kalish. Tuesday June 9, 2015 6:30 to 8 p.m. Zanzibar's on Ingersoll, Des Moines, Iowa please... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at ~Storied Gifts
The theme for the night is "Ancestors." Presenters from the Iowa Genealogical Society and friend Bob Boldrige will present. Then we'll open it up for anyone to show & tell. Speak to the theme or something else. Bring something and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at ~Storied Gifts
If reading autobiographies, biographies and memoirs is your thing please join our group. The first book we'll discuss is Roger Cohen's, The Girl From Human Street. For more information about the book, and to see others who have joined check... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at ~Storied Gifts
Favorite foods are a frequent subject when we work to capture life stories. Ignite the senses of taste and smell and soon powerful memories unfold. Remember the warm baked bread Mom made, the Sunday afternoon roast beef or fried chicken... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at ~Storied Gifts
Don't you just miss show & tell? We launched last year on a bleak winter's night in February of 2014 and met monthly. We grew in numbers and each time we traveled to faraway places and back in time as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at ~Storied Gifts
The themes and dates for Show & Tell Des Moines (for grown-ups) for 2015 are as follows: March 17—Show & Tell Ancestors: This is where we can share a story or information about someone in our family that is of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at ~Storied Gifts
We'll meet for our last Show & Tell Des Moines for 2014 on October 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Felix and Oscar's on Merle Hay. In the spirit of all things Halloween we dare you to come in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at ~Storied Gifts
The best part of Show & Tell Des Moines (for grown-ups) is the great people who attend. It' s always "a box of chocolates" in that we never know who will speak and what they will share once we open... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2014 at ~Storied Gifts
I reckon everyone has a soundtrack playing in their head as they tour through life. For me, sometimes when I'm listening to clients talk about things they've not thought of for some time I hear this in the background. On... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at ~Storied Gifts
Show & Tell Des Moines breaks with exciting news of the featured speakers for our August 19th event. We'll learn what takes place behind the scenes of guarding priceless works of art at the Des Moines Art Center from Eileen... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at ~Storied Gifts
We enjoyed another adventurous Show & Tell Des Moines in July. They just seem to be getting better and better! Catch your breath. Here's the recap. We began the night hanging off the side of houses and high rise buildings,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at ~Storied Gifts
COMING UP NEXT ON JULY 15, 2014 You are in for another treat on Tuesday July 15, at Felix and Oscars on Merle Hay. We’ll begin the event at 7 p.m. with three extraordinary featured speakers, and then open it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at ~Storied Gifts
Tuesday June 10, several lovely ladies sat with me as we worked on our Timelines together over glasses of wine and tasty food at Tally's Restaurant. It was perfect, the concept held, we were getting into the flow of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at ~Storied Gifts
Show & Tell Des Moines is storytelling with props! Learn something, share something, enjoy a great time of good community feeling. In June, we'll feature the following show & tellers: Cindy Meek of Amanda the Panda will share the story... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at ~Storied Gifts
Unfold into the fullness of your life! Join in for an evening of fun at Timeline and Wine. With the guidance of personal historian Sherry Borzo, you'll use prompting questions and insightful conversation to map out details of your life... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at ~Storied Gifts
Honor Mom with the most unique and cherished gift of a Storied Gifts Talking Picture! (sample here) During an engaging interview, Storied Gifts will capture your Mom's voice telling details and stories about some of her favorite photos which will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at ~Storied Gifts
Bring a treasure, a sample of your hobby, something old or new that is associated with memories and tell your story. WHEN: May 20, 2014 at 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. (we end promptly!) WHERE: Felix and Oscars on Merle... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at ~Storied Gifts
WHAT A GREAT APRIL 2014 SHOW & TELL DES MOINES! IF YOU WERE THERE YOU LEARNED SOME NEW THINGS AND SAW SOME COOL STUFF SUCH AS . . . • Easter bunnies marked at 10 cents that turned out to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2014 at ~Storied Gifts
Check out this beautifully written piece on Show & Tell Des Moines, and our monthly event held in March 2014. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at ~Storied Gifts
Am I crazy or was our gathering of show and tellers in March loads of fun? I'm not nuts, it was a blast. Please join us for Show & Tell Des Moines in April. Here are the details: When: Tuesday,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at ~Storied Gifts
Some terrific coverage on WHO-TV for our March 18, Show & Tell Des Moines (for grown-ups) event. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at ~Storied Gifts
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at ~Storied Gifts
You are unique! Let spring and Storied Gifs inspire you to review and renew your life story by creating your own timeline! Sign up for Timeline of Your Life Spring Edition workshop! Energize for your tomorrows by detailing your yesterdays.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at ~Storied Gifts
Carefully crafted with attention to compelling storytelling, a Storied Gifts Talking Pictures video allows you to share stories and your photos in your voice, almost as if you are sitting next to someone and enjoying time together. Storied Gifts Talking... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at ~Storied Gifts