In 2007, my mother died of Alzheimer’s disease.

In the summer of 2003, I videotaped oral histories of my parents. Two hours of my mother in better times, when she was still healthy, warm, and funny.

As her condition worsened, I began to watch that footage more and more often – to remember the person she had been.

Eventually I made the video that you see here. A labor of love. I gave copies to my family, so they would always have my mother close and I posted it online, so everyone could watch my mother’s story.

Although she is gone now, I can visit her any time I want to see her and hear her voice again - she’s as close as my DVD player.

These stories – they’re important. They tell us who we are. Alton Chung, storyteller

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