Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Life equity.(Reach Out)

Byline: Emily Van Cleve For the Journal

Organization celebrates aging as a resource and strength through performing arts and humanities

Sophia Jaramillo has always been a writer, but she didn't think about becoming a storyteller until she joined Seniors Reaching Out four years ago. Now, tales of her colorful childhood in Cimarron flow easily from her lips.

"I wrote a story called 'The Winter of Our Youth,' '' she says. "It's a fictional story that's based on childhood facts.

"My family had a three-seat outhouse in Cimarron, and I was afraid to sit on the outer two spots because the holes were too big. The middle one had splinters in the seat, which made it really uncomfortable to sit on. …

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