“There Was No Hanky Panky”: A Couple Reflects On The Friendship That Led To 70 Years Of Marriage

Recorded July 29, 2019 Archived July 29, 2019 03:13 minutes
Id: APP650494


Julia and Joel Helfman met when they were just kids — at 12 and 13 years old. Their friendship blossomed into a decades-long love story. And together they had five kids of their own, as well as 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandkids.

A few months before their 70th wedding anniversary, Joel and Julia sat down at StoryCorps to remember how it all began.


  • Joel Helfman
  • Julia Helfman

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