From a young age I have had the pleasure of being surrounded by older adults and their stories. These stories may seem boring to some but for me, I found them fascinating and full of lessons to be learned; wisdom from my elders. Every story contained in this book is connected to a person that has made an impression on me. Each generously shared time with me and allowed me entrance into their private thoughts and world. I am honored to have their legacies live on in my collective memory and be able to share with others that understand the value of collecting the memories and wisdom of older adults in our society.