Cumberland StoryCorps Project

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“Lois Burns talks about her love of swing dancing.”

You may know 89 year old Lois Burns from being a friendly face at the Fowler Gymnasium front desk over the past 20+ years. Here she shares various anecdotes about coming of age in the era of swing dancing and...

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“You never know when it’s going to be your last day.”

85 year old Sue Dyer tells stories of her life growing up on a farm in Grundy County and working at the Cathedral Canyon Clinic, a small medical clinic in Altamont TN, for 40 years.

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Long time community member Betty Carpenter shares why she loves working with young people, and what brought her to the CAC.

Long time community member Betty Carpenter shares why she loves working with young people, and what brought her to the CAC. #storycorps #sewanee #cumberlandstorycorps #sharing #CAC

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We had a Great Dane that would go to campus….and the students would paint his toenails!

91-year-old Betty Foreman describes her childhood growing up on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania and shares her long history of owning some quite adventurous “Sewanee Dogs.”

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Sister Elizabeth shares her experiences with friendship, vocation, and life’s trials.

Sister Elizabeth Mills shares some of her wisdom found throughout her young adulthood, and how the friendships she made throughout her time at Sewanee aided her in facing life’s trials. CW/TW: eating disorder

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Bob Short discusses his life philosophy and how he began creating art.

89 year old Bob Short relays the meaning behind some of his art pieces while imparting his life philosophy.

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John Bratton reflects on the friendships he has made.

John Bratton, resident and owner of a house on South Carolina Ave that is affectionately known as “The Cave,” reflects on some of the friendships he has developed with individuals who have passed through his doors over the past 40...

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