I think Vrai has contemplated this before.Some you write professionally. I'd like to suggest you collect these funny, heart-moving, emotion and fascinating stories and publish them in an ebook. I think the current forum might not be the bast venue. Organize them, eliminate the innuendo, sarcasm, worthless add-ins and get final approval from the contributors. You can publish for free. I think you'd find a wide audience.
The changes in Southern Maryland from the late 40s until present have been dramatic. I believe the life-changing stories would be more so if the sampling I've read is any example. I know a few myself.