Joe Everett is a genealogy librarian at FamilySearch, responsible for patron services in international branches of the Family History Library. Joe was previously the head of International Reference at the Family History Library and a technical services librarian, cataloging Slavic and Germanic records. He also spent several years as content manager at Ancestry.com. Joe earned a B.A. in Russian Language and Family History/Genealogy (Germanic emphasis) from Brigham Young University and a Master of Library Science from Emporia State University (Kansas). He has been active in library and genealogical associations and has lectured and published articles Central & East European research.

21 May 2011

Forgiving Her Son's Killer: 'Not An Easy Thing' : NPR

Forgiving Her Son's Killer: 'Not An Easy Thing' : NPR
This story on NPR moved me to tears. What a wonderful illustration of the power of the stories we tell ourselves and one another. This woman chose to tell herself a different story than the one the world would expect her to tell, and in doing so, found healing and surprising joy out of the ashes of a tragic tale.  Click to listen, but make sure you have the Kleenex box handy first.



Mary Johnson, 59, spoke with Oshea Israel, 34, at StoryCorps in Minneapolis.
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Mary Johnson, 59, spoke with Oshea Israel, 34, at StoryCorps in Minneapolis.

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