“As parents and grandparents age, they forget that they’ve told us stories numerous times over. We all enjoy listening to them again. It’s the repetion of these stories by our elders that helps the younger generation rememer the stories. Had the elders told the stories once, the stories would have been lost by the collective community’s memory. So, the forgetfullness that says, ‘did I ever tell you about the time…’ is actually representative of the collective and connected memory of a community when it is fully functioning.” – Greg Johnson (20050104tu1843)