Did You Enjoy The Stories Your Parents Told?

@salonga (28020)
Philippines
September 28, 2016 12:01pm CST
I remember with fondness the times my parents would tell us stories from their past. The stories were mostly fun memories of their youth, the games they played, the picnics they had in the farm, their fishing adventures, the naughty things they did, even the story of how they met and fell in love and many more. Now that I have my own son and other little ones, it is my turn to be the storyteller. Even my husband has so much funny stories from his youth that he loved to share with the little ones who joyfully listen each time. I love hearing them giggle and laugh and even clap as they listen. Those are priceless moments. Do you still remember the stories your parents have told you when you were a kid? Do you also enjoy telling your life stories to your kids?
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@SIMPLYD (79835)
• Philippines
29 Sep 16
Yes , i treasure their stories . Specially that one of my mother's when they cross a river with her at the back of her brother and her loose panty was shoved away by the water .
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@SIMPLYD (79835)
• Philippines
29 Sep 16
@salonga Oh yes, my sisters and i laughed out loud and so is my mother .
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
29 Sep 16
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@SIMPLYD (79835)
• Philippines
29 Sep 16
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@acelawrites (11043)
• Philippines
29 Sep 16
Yes, I love to listen to my late mother about stories of her life, etc. How I miss listening to her and we laugh a lot most of the time.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
29 Sep 16
Those are moments worth cherishing.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
28 Sep 16
I wish to love listening to my mom and dad tell stories about when they were younger. I miss that a great deal. So many questions I now wish that I had asked. I always told my kids stories and they use to love to listen and I know my children share stories of their childhood with their children.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
29 Sep 16
I so miss those story telling moments now that my parents are both gone.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
29 Sep 16
@salonga yes it is difficult when you lose both your parents. Life is so different without them.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
29 Sep 16
@Happy2BeMe It was like losing half of your whole being.
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@ridingbet (53291)
• Philippines
30 Sep 16
i still recall my late parents' stories about war. yes, i still tell stories of my life to my son, when i was a student and also when i worked in Q8.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
1 Oct 16
In a sense, it actually promotes closer relationship between the parents and the kids
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@ridingbet (53291)
• Philippines
1 Oct 16
@salonga they will know what went wrong and they will not do the same mistakes again.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
1 Oct 16
@ridingbet Right!
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@jobelbojel (7210)
• Philippines
29 Sep 16
My mother was the best storyteller. She shared how simply her life was when she was in High School. She lived with my uncle in another province
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
1 Oct 16
So it was like watching a movie about the high school days of your mother! Wonderful!
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• Philippines
2 Oct 16
@salonga and a story of being a student and how a kasambahay works. She wasn't a kasambahay that time. She said she was sent to school by my tito (her brother) so she helped in household chores
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
2 Oct 16
@jobelbojel That was just her way of gratitude.
@moondebi (1212)
• Bangalore, India
29 Sep 16
I could hardly remember my parents telling me stories, but my grandparents used to tell a lot which I'm passing on to my children.
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@moondebi (1212)
• Bangalore, India
29 Sep 16
@salonga .. Oh.. then you've missed out one nice and sweet bond which is worth cherishing forever.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
1 Oct 16
@moondebi Yes my friend.
@LadyDuck (157998)
• Switzerland
29 Sep 16
Yes, I still remember the stories of my parents. I loved so much to listen to her, what they did when they were kids and how different my city was in those times.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
1 Oct 16
I think most kids would enjoy such kind of stories.
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@LadyDuck (157998)
• Switzerland
1 Oct 16
@salonga I think too, because there is something magic listening to your parents and imagine them when they were kids like you.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Oct 16
We used to tell our kids stories but now we tell our adult friends. We all exchange some of the things we used to do and mischief we'd get up to.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
3 Oct 16
Story telling is very interesting.
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
2 Oct 16
Yes I enjoyed listening to their "lies" .. lol ... Anyway, the other day, I asked my 4 years old grandson if he wants to hear stories of when I was young.. He said, "NO!" ..ahahah! I couldn't stop laughing ..
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
3 Oct 16
Hahaha! Lies! You were smart enough to know they were lying and your young one must be just as smart.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
28 Sep 16
Yes, I loved it when my parents would tell us stories about their past.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
29 Sep 16
Those memories are truly wonderful.
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@DianneN (78467)
• United States
28 Sep 16
Our children are grown, but we told them stories our parents told us, and stories of our own. Some my husband made up, along with songs, and our older son has told his own kids those stories and sang them the songs. It's so cute to hear them from our grandkids.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
29 Sep 16
How wonderful to hear that!
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@jaboUK (54057)
• United Kingdom
28 Sep 16
Family stories are the best kind - I not only heard them from my parents, but my grandparents too.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
29 Sep 16
I agree. It is one big delight to hear them even if they have been told over and over again.
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@Corbin5 (106701)
• United States
28 Sep 16
I do remember stories told to us by our parents. We have told stories about our past to our son also.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
29 Sep 16
They are unforgettable indeed.
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30 Oct 16
My father would tell.us stories during the war. He was born in the late 40's. My mom usually tells stories about her life in the province.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
31 Oct 16
Wow, those must be interesting stories!
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31 Oct 16
@salonga Indeed! But we usually get sleepy when mom narrates stories of the past.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
31 Oct 16
@Iam_jauntyjen Oh yes,that is true, because in most cases that is one of the reasons why they tell stories... for us to get sleepy. and so they can work without any disturbance.
@AkoPinay (11830)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
Yes, I enjoy their stories and can't forget about their teenage life. But I forgot fairy tales.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
Their teenage life then was so different from the teenagers of today for sure.
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@AkoPinay (11830)
• Philippines
27 Oct 16
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@shshiju (10494)
• Cochin, India
8 Oct 16
Yes it really worth. There are generation facility differences in all stories. But you can see the bond of love in each stories and in the old one it is very strong in relations.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
11 Oct 16
That bond of love make story telling truly precious.
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@shshiju (10494)
• Cochin, India
11 Oct 16
@salonga yes it is . And the little kids are more eager for their parents and grand parents stories.
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@jennyjoy (1967)
• Bangalore, India
4 Oct 16
Story time with my father is one of my fondest memories.He was a great one for weaving tales,could exaggerate,and create such stories.the simplest of stories would turn into great adventures.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
4 Oct 16
Your Dad sounds like the best storyteller ever!
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@jennyjoy (1967)
• Bangalore, India
4 Oct 16
@salonga All dad's are.
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@RubyHawk (25503)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Sep 16
Yes, I still remember the stories my parents told about their youth. All good memories.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
29 Sep 16
They are treasures in our heart.
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@RubyHawk (25503)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Sep 16
@salonga Yes, I have written some of it down so I wont forget, and should write more for the children.
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• United Kingdom
13 Jan 17
To be honest my mum never really told many stories, nor did my dad, I had to ask them if I wanted to know.
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
15 Jan 17
Maybe they are too busy or just not the storyteller type.
@paigea (22198)
• Canada
11 Oct 16
I love your picture. I certainly always enjoyed my parent's childhood stories. And the stories of my aunts uncles and grandparents
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@salonga (28020)
• Philippines
13 Oct 16
Thanks, it's an old photo of my late Mom with her grandchildren. I adore the elders and adults who take time to tell stories to the young ones.
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