Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.
— Sue Monk Kidd


My grandmother died not too long ago.  For years I'd been telling myself I was going to interview her about her life.  Despite my best intentions I never made it happen.  For some reason it can be hard for family to interview each other.  Maybe it's that we think we know each other so well. Maybe that makes it seem weird to ask the basic questions, weirder still to ask with microphone in hand. I started Keepsake Audio to help preserve the most valuable thing a family has, its stories. 

Below you'll find the latest completed pieces. Family heirlooms that can be passed down for generations to come. Enjoy, and if you're interested in creating a keepsake of your own get in touch.

-Rob Smith, Keepsake Audio


Joyce and The Tornado

Joyce reveals her childhood nickname and tells of her brush with a tornado.


The Brief Courtship of Joyce and Bill

A traveling salesman in a black Packard arrives in Billings.


Joyce was born in eastern Montana during the Great Depression. This is her story.