Stories Of Elders began to preserve the history and view point of the Greatest Generation. Said generation was born in what might be called the last of the analogue period of our history and has seen numerous paradigm shifts in our country, especially in technology – World War I, The Great Depression, World War II, airplanes, cars, the microwave, telephones and television entering every home, the creation of the computer, internet, cell phone, and more.
Unfortunately, Americans have a tendency to disregard our elders, losing out on the wisdom and narratives that could be shared. With children today not being taught cursive and how to read an analogue clock, preserving this narrative is ever more important.
Veronica drove 11,000+ miles across the United States to interview the Greatest Generation in November 2015 using Kickstarter funds. The interviews were recorded both in video and audio. They are published here as a podcast and in a book summarizing how this generation views the changes we’ve experienced due to technology.
The goal to publish the stories and photographs in a book so they might act as a single voice for the generation. We learn from stories, not from numbers. Hopefully this book will add humanity to those history lessons taught in gradeschool.