I was absent on Tuesday
My buddy shared a lot of quotes she found inspirational in the time we met. Although I don't remember them word for word they all expressed the message of looking towards the future and not the past. She really seems to live by these quotes and was passionate about moving forward in life. When we asked her about her favourite music, she always referred to folk music. A favourite song she mentioned was the hammer.
Very cool! My buddy also shared loads of qoutes
Yesterday my buddy was having a hard time answering any of the questions I had. Kirsten is starting to get frustrated by this project, and wishes that we could see her on her own time and if there is any other way of doing this project. Now that she is upset about this project, she is not have a great mind set and can't think of any answers to the questions. If she ever did answer a question, it would not answer what I was asking or she would avoid what I was asking. The only questions she did ask was her favorite genre of music was jazz. Hopefully next time we can do the chapters we having and maybe redo this chapter, who knows.
Would your group be ok with visiting her on her own time?
Doreen and her husband had gotten sick and didn't want to spread their sickness to us (what sweethearts!) so instead we took lots of extra filler video of the Brookdale Place grounds and some footage of the interviewers in action. Even though we didn't get the chance to see Doreen, I think it was still a fun and productive day. Our group was given the chance to explore what the rest of Brookdale Place looked like and we found that it looked very cozy and relaxing.
This Tuesday, Joe shared a lot of insight with us. He has had a very successful life, but isn't as reflective or poetic as I had expected. When I was creating my questions for these categories, I was imagining dramatic responses. However, that's not what I got. When I asked him what he wished he could tell the 18 year old version of himself, Joes said "Do your homework." That is neither poetic nor dramatic, but true to him. Basically, working hard got him somewhere, and that in itself is beautiful and worth remembering.
Growing up, Joe listened to a lot of country music and would dj at dances.
We have not interviewed a brook dale buddy
On Tuesday our interviewer was absent, so I stepped up and did the interviewing. Our buddy kept to, " Be faithful in your relations and relationships" and I thought that was pretty cool because it was something that is very important to relationships. Also, he said that he listened to a lot of music growing up, but it never really impacted him and it was a really big deal to him. However, he said his favorite song was "Stardust". I listened to part of it,and it was really peaceful and relaxing, so I liked it a lot.
Yesterday during my interview with my buddy May she told my partner and I that the only advise she could think to give was to be careful. She didn't specify what she meant by careful but given the context I believe she meant be careful in your choices. She didn't really go into detail about advice and inspiration. She has told us multiple times that both her professor in Shakespearean literature and her grandmother were huge inspirations to her, her grandmother the most.
When asking May about what music she listened to what I recall the most is her telling us that she and her husband shared a love of country music and that they also shared a favorite song. She told us that she loved dancing and would jitterbug but her husband couldn't and that even though he could not jitterbug he would let her go dance with the other guys.
My buddy, Helen, was sick yesterday, so I was unable to speak with her. However, I have learned a lot from her over the course of our project. She always expresses the importance of loving and befriending everyone, even if they are different from you. This attitude is rare among people of her generation, so I was impressed that she possessed such an open mind. She also has emphasized the importance of a close-knit family. Even though she had a lot of friends, Helen chose to spend most of her time with her brothers and sisters, and says she was closest with them. Finally, when Helen was recounting her favorite experiences, they seemed to be really diverse, meaning that she has taken every opportunity that arises. I want to do the same thing throughout my life!
My Brookdale buddy really enjoys this project, and she really enjoys talking to Shea, and I. She gave us a great response saying stay in school, and keep learning. She's really easy going, and kind. She loves to talk a lot. She said that the hardest decision she's made in her life was the divorce she went through. All though that was the hardest decision of her life she really enjoyed spending time with her second husband. Which is great. She listened to all kinds of music, but her favorite artist was Elvis Presley.
Yesterday's interview with my Brookdale buddy, Rosalie, went really well. She told us a lot more about her childhood and her family life as well. One inspirational quote she told us was that if you want to do something, do it. No matter what the circumstance is, there is a way to do what you want. She was referring back to when in her life, instead of going to college straight after high school, she got married and started a family. However, she still wanted to get a college education, so once all of her kids started going to school, she took one college class a day so she could still be with her children when they got home. She said that it took her a long time, but in the end it was totally worth it. After she finished college, she went into teaching and stayed with it for twenty years. Rosalie also told us that many of her friends had the same predicament, they wanted to go to college, but thought they couldn't because they had a family. She would then tell her friends that that was no reason to not do what you like, especially if you are able to work it around your family's schedule. I thought this was really inspiring and I am really grateful she shared this inspirational story with my group members and me.
When we asked Rosalie about the music she listened to, she told us that she was never really into it. She wasn't able to name any of her favorite songs, besides a Christmas song. She did name, however, a couple of famous artists she enjoyed, one of them being Frank Sinatra.
On Tuesday Doreen and her husband were sick with the flu. They didn't want to get us sick so instead of interviewing them, our group and her husband's group, filmed the surroundings of Brookdale Place and other groups doing their jobs so we went into the rooms and video taped the process (the interviewers asking questions, the filmographer making sure the camera is working properly, the director keeping track of time). We ended up talking to some of the seniors we saw along the way, one of them asked what we were doing so I explained it and she said "Oh, you don't want to know my life story" then started laughing and walked away, as if she was implying she made really bad choices/stupid decisions.
While our group has not been able to interview someone from Brookdale over the past couple of weeks, we have still made the most of it so far. This week we ended up filming other groups and their process, as well as what Brookdale looks like. Hopefully when the footage is put together, it will show everyone and their excitement to work with the people at Brookdale.
We went to go interview Phyllis again! This time she was really nice and awesome. I could tell it seemed like she opened up to us. I think the biggest piece of advice she have my group was to be really good listeners and selfless, because too many people now adays are too busy with themselves. She remembered a lot of music she liked. She said she liked a lot of the music from the big bands era. She also said she doesn't like music now because you hear the words people are saying. So after we interviewed her, my group and I showed her some new songs and she actually liked a couple!
She gave you great advice Isaac :)))))))))))))))
Our filming went really well! We didn't have any technological problems and Paul wrote out some of what he wanted to say again. He had a quote for us too, something along the lines of "Quickly lay hold of time while it's in your grasp." I tried searching for this and haven't found anything, but I may have written it down wrong, so I'll find out when we go over the footage. But Paul's main advice for us was to save money and be honest. I think that's especially good advice in our culture where we are being constantly bombarded by advertisements telling us to spend more and fall into certain images. While cheesy, it's important to be honest about who you are and to not let yourself become somebody else because you'll only be unhappy with it in the long run, everyone else is preoccupied with themselves. But what's really inspiring to me was how Paul worked hard his whole life to support his family and was able to live a good life because of it, because now the idea of doing minimal work is becoming cool when it shouldn't be, and it's really important to see how far hard work can take you. Paul says music didn't have a big role in his life, but he did list some songs he liked (most of which are patriotic).
On Tuesday my buddy gave us some pretty cool advice on education and how to apply it. Irene told us about her teenage years and how she wished them away and wanted to be seen as an adult but quickly realized the struggles that came along with it, she told how the knowledge that she learned and we are learning in high school is so crucial to our futures in colleges and our careers. She added that going to a reputable college is needs to be a priority for us young people. Finally, growing up Irene was very musically oriented. She and her sisters where even in a singing trio but she was always amazed by the pipe organ so much so that she got a degree in music from Anderson university in Indiana. She also loved the piano but couldn't recall a specific music group or singer.
On Tuesday my Brookdale Buddy, John, and his wife were sick. They were kind enough to postpone our filming so that they would not get us sick. So instead of interviewing him, my partner and I went into other groups filming sessions and filmed them interviewing their buddy. We also got a few shots of the home in various ways, ex. The staircase and some halls. Overall I found this to be a great alternative to an interview.
We were interviewing Rosalie again and this time I feel like she opened up a lot more this time. When we asked her what advice would she give to her grandchildren she said: "Whenever you have the chance and opportunity to do what you want to do, you take that chance." She explained how she had the chance to go to college straight out of high school, but decided to get married and have kids. She later went on to go to college while she was a stay at home mom, She wishes that she went to college right after high school, that would have been a lot easier for her. She also told us that if you want to do something you can do it, as long as you put in the effort you can do anything. When we talked to her about music though, she told us that she was never really into music at all, however she named a few artists who both her and her husband liked. I really enjoyed this last interview, it was actually really inspirational.
So we went to see our Brookdale Buddy and this time she was more open with talking to us. She shared a poem that she liked as a child and which we got on video. She seemed to enjoy us coming to see her which I love to see that. She talked about when her husband died she had started to write poems about her feeling. I really enjoy doing this project.
Its cool that you got to see a poem(:
Interviewing Mary is always very interesting and eye opening. She has truly lived a full life full of adventure, love, and sadness. Even through all the bad she said its nothing compared to all the good. She says to do very well in school that maybe during the few years your in it, that it may suck. But you just need to pull through and after you get an education you will have so much fun for the rest of your life. She loved frank senator and most classical music because she played piano with her family. She says music is her life and that without music life would be dull. I really like Mary and can't wait to see her reaction to what our video and art portion looks like when there finished!
I had one of the best tuesdays in a while talking to my two great buddies Ann and Bill. Their love story is so beautiful, and its hard not to notice to look of care in Bills eyes every time Ann opens her mouth. They showed me pictures of themselves when they were only sixteen, and they were really attractive! which is weird to think about, since I've only known them in old age. I hope I can do justice to their story.
My brook-dale buddy Tom had a lot to say as always which is cool and he said his one word of wisdom no matter what you are doing is to work hard at it and eventually you will succeed. His favourite song is "younger than springtime" which is in the broadway play "South pacific". He says it is his and his wifes favorite song because it connects with his life on a personal level because the play is about a navy officer who falls in love with an island girl but the girl cannot leave the island with him. My brookdale buddys wife was raised very much the same way but decided to leave and travel around the with him as he was in the navy.
My brookdale buddy Joe was very one way towards what he thought success would be like. "Doing your homework" was words that constantly came out of his mouth. I wasn't sure if he said that just because we were there or he was serious about it. I am hoping he was serious about it and that we are not influencing his thoughts in any way. Joe was interested in country music and listed a lot of names that I had no clue on who they were.
Nancy's words of wisdom were " Don't worry be happy." these were her words because she was very uptight growing up and she wants people to learn to relax. She never discussed her favorite songs she couldn't remember.
My Brookdale Buddy Mary Lindley was very energetic and excited to talk about words of wisdom on Tuesday. She told us to respect everyone around you and make friends with everyone because everyone knows something that you do not. She told us this because she said that it paid off for her because she had friends all over, and they would help her when she was in need because she was there for them as well. She said that she LOVED music growing up and went to lots of plays in Chicago, but she didn't remember any specific plays or songs that she loved. She did remember one song that she loved, and that was somewhere over the rainbow. Hopefully the last time we meet with her we can get some more information about her music taste, maybe by asking her questions to tease her mind to remember it.
My brookdale buddy Dorine was sick last Tuesday so she did not want to be in contact with us and transfer it to us. She is so carefully. I hope she and her husband will be okay soon. Instead of interviewing we recorded some places in Brookdale place for process recordings. Also we filmed Eddie, Jake and Pipper's group and Adrien, Julia and Mikey group during their interview. It was interesting to see how other groups working.
Mary, my brookdale buddy had some words of wisdom for us, that were very inspirational. She told us that the younger generations should focus on their education and get good grades. She told us not to get distracted by things like TV and other and technological devices. As far as music goes, Mary explained to us how she could play the piano and read music. She loves to play classical and Jazz. When she was still married, she used to go to jaszz concerts with her husband. She loves music and told us, " without music, life is dead."
My brookdale buddy Mary Lindley told us to always be respectful to others because you don't know what there going though or what might be causing them to act in such a way. The only song that she said stood out to her from when she was a kid was "Somewhere over the Rainbow" I am hoping we can poke a little bit more out of her on our last visit next week.
My brookdale was very enthusiastic last Tuesday. She really mentioned how she likes folk music. She shared many inspirational quotes that she lives her life by during the time we met. A particular quote she shared pretty much expressed how everyone should thrive for the future.
My dear Brookdale Buddy had a wonderful day yesterday. She was very alert and attentive. She greatly appreciated the surprise we brought to her-a book about ice skating. Her eyes sparkled with joy!
The words of wisdom she shared with my group are...
*Be friendly to everyone
*Be respectful to others
In regards to music, she stated over and over again her love for music (and dancing); yet, I could only get her to share one song title that she loves- "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." She use to play this song on the panio with her family. To help refresh our Buddy's memory of songs, my group and I are going to share with her a created song list and playlist next week. We are hoping that the titles and/or music will jog her memory.
I don't exactly remember the specific names of songs that Phyllis enjoys, but I recall she enjoys slow music. Phyllis also thinks that the music that is produced nowadays is junk, and isn't afraid to tell everyone how she feels about it. On a more positive note Phyllis's advice for us was to be good listeners and be selfless because it leads to strong and healthy relationships.
My Brookdale Buddy, Karen, had some incredibly simple advice- be true to yourself and get an education. Throughout her life and her trials and triumphs she says getting her children a proper education is what keeps her motivated. She says to never lose the love of learning and to keep on learning something new every day. I think that, although incredible advice, I won't be able to learn one new thing every day. I am going to dedicate my time to learning what I can when I can, and interpreting her words into my own has given me a new drive to learn and experience life.
nancy's words of wisdom brightened my Tuesday morning! When I asked her about her life philosophy or a quote she lived by she said "don't worry, be happy". The simplicity of the quote leaves so much opportunity for ways of interpreting it and applying it to your own life. When she said it, she had this honest smile on her face and a pure laugh... It was beautiful! However, when we talked about her favorite music she didn't have any specific examples but she loved that her mother and grandmother played piano all through her childhood and she LOVES how Harland plays piano for her!
They totally have the hots for each other. :3
The words of wisdome gave us were love your true love.
She had been married to four persons in her whole life but she seemed to love one most, her fourth husband. Never before she had been in love like this and now she is firmly convinced that noone should ever have a relationship to a person he doesn't really love.
Music has been a really big part in her life, as a kid living in a fosters home she had no instrument but her fosters mum had been singing and teached her a bit of what she knew. Today she still is singing in a Acapella group what she really enjoys.
Unfortunately she was not able to tell us the names of songs she liked, but she was able to sing them, and said to us that she loved every group popular in this time. She was able to say us the name of the song she would relate most to her life but I unfortunatly don't remember the name because i had never heard of it before, and I am not good in remembering names of songs in general.
My Brookdale Buddy was sick, so I wasn't able to talk meet with her on Tuesday. But from what I have learned from her is that she is a very loving person who had nothing but happines in her life. She was able to travel all around the world with her husband by flying airplanes together. As well as having a loving family that she loved spending time with. I really hope I get to see her next Tuesday.
Our Brookdale buddy shared with us many stories about his service in the military and his bravery. He shared with us wise words about courage and how we should enjoy life and make the best of it. Harland said that he enjoyed many of the "Big Bands" when he was growing up as well as he liked playing the piano and organ.
For yesterdays TWS we talked to Irene about inspirational people in her young life. She had a LOT to say, mostly about how her parents pushed her to become a professional pipe organist (did I say that right?) and how her life took off when she got married. She also talked about how her husband encouraged her to help out at all the churches they volunteered at across the country and to go back to college to finish her four years. Her lack of real inspirational figured was due in part because they were isolated half the time due to the dust storms.
My buddy at the time couldn't think of a specific quote. When it comes to giving wisdom to today's youth, he gets very hesitant to share any views or opinions or advice. Maybe he feels that he isn't in tune with these modern wild times, which i fully understand. There is, however one thing that he wouldn't hesitate to chime in on, marriage. On several notes and occasions he would give input on relationship advice. "Always be faithful to your spouse."
After elaborating for a long hard while, i realized that what he says is important in this day and age. Where relationships aren't taken as seriously as they used to be. The couples on the lunch fields at our school, he doesn't even consider relationships to the standards in the time he himself was raised in. In a relationship, people are put in a very vulnerable spot and it wouldn't take much as to break trust and hurt feelings. Relationships have the potential to go connect deep into your soul in an exclusive spot where no other feeling can go. That's why its crucial to practice the golden rule, to achieve the highest possible connection and experience a once in a lifetime feel.
Just Kidding that was stupid lolololol hehe
Please don't JK your way out of saying something meaningful. :)
Our buddy, Paul, shared pretty similar words of wisdom as to what he has said before: save your money and tell the truth. Things went really well yesterday, and he even had prepared a quote that he had always found inspirational, that went something along the lines of: "use your time quickly while it's still within your grasp and you will not fail." I think that he was really excited to tell us the quote- mainly because he was very quick to jump into the interviewing, which usually takes a minute or two to warm-up. We had a few moments where there was some silence, but things went along smoothly. He told us of a few different songs that he liked to listen to, but the one that seemed the most meaningful to him was patriotic music that he listened to as a kid.
I think it went very well! Joe had a lot to say
So my Brookdale Buddy listens to 2pac,Jay-Z,Eminem,Hopsin, and kendrick Lamar.(Joking) She listen to Frank Sinatra, classical music, and a lot of solo artist. The words of inspiration that I heard from Dorothy is that we should all be grateful for living. It reminded me when Ms.Clark gave us the Sea people talk. We are all special , look Ms.Clark no hands!!! :D
Pat said if she could say anything to her 18 year old self, it would be "grow up". She said that being mature and achieving one's highest potential is the most important lesson she has learned. She seemed genuinely happy for me when I talked about how much honors work I have to do. It's an interesting perspective to have; sometimes it's hard to see the forest from the trees.
She was heavily impacted by the musical "Annie". She first saw it on Broadway with her second husband when she lived in New York. She sung "It's the Hard Knock Life" (very well). She says it's one of her theme songs.
Yesterday we were able to complete chapters 9 through 12. When we were doing this it sounded like are brookdale buddy didn't want to answer some of the questions. The questions that she didn't want to go into too much detail about where all music related. This is because she said she wasn't really into music at the time like everyone else. After she said this to us she told us some words of wisdom. What she basically said was to not give up if you are playing any kind of musical instrument because it can be really enjoyable for you in the future.
I don't exactly remember his words of wisdom but he said education is very important. A better education you can support your family and Tom loves his family and always say good things such as " My family might be the most intelligent".I thought that was very true about having a good education and working hard. education. I wasn't able to get to the music section yet so I don't know what type of music it was, but he did tell me a story if him being a band and not even knowing how to play the instrument, so I thought that was super funny!
Harland was very insightful and told us to live life to the fullest and work hard and you will definitely be an accomplished person. He said he like many of the Big Bands and was also sharing many stories while he was in the United States Government.
On Tuesday my group and I got to meet with Dorothy again, this has become my favorite day of the week. I can tell that she is really trying to remember all the questions we are asking her. I really appreciate that she is doing this because I feel like now she is more open to us learning about her life. She talked about how she love Frank Sinatra, and how other people at Brookedale didn't Appreciate him like she did. She also reminded us how important it was to be positive, because it's the only way to live a regret free life. The more I get to know Dorothy the more I realize how important it is to learn from other peoples life's.
Our groups brookdale buddy was sick, so we took film of the building and people filming.
The words of wisdom that my Brookdale buddy shared with us was to be truthful, live by the golden rule (treat others the way you want to be treated, and directed at teenagers or people our age was not to worry about things we worry about now, because they won't matter later in life. His favorite genre of music is Dixieland Jazz, and liked artists like Frank Sinatra and went to a lot of ballets.
The words of wisdom my buddy shared with us was to always be honest and that nothing good will come from lying. She also believed in trust and having good faith in people. Nancy also loved music...but her favorite songs were the ones performed by her friend Harmond, who is also participating in our project.
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