Carmel Keane and Shira Smillie

Recorded February 16, 2023 Archived February 16, 2023 11:01 minutes
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Carmel Keane (22) shares a story she's written with new friend and StoryCorps facilitator Shira Smillie (26), reflecting on her grandparents, her connection to Ireland, and the way photographs can carry memories.

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Carmel Keane (CK) reads a story she has written, beginning with a poem.
CK remembers her grandmother and her chair.
CK reflects on wishing she'd asked her grandmother more about her heritage before she died.
CK talks about the photos her parents took of her family when she was growing up in the 2000s.
CK describes how photographs are "intimately related to memories."


  • Carmel Keane
  • Shira Smillie

Recording Location

Marfa Public Library