Importance of Family

In this interview, Carly Settle interviews her grandmother, Cindy Ayers aka “Nanny”, about her family and childhood memories on Thanksgiving. This interview includes stories about her childhood memories in Brigantine. This interview focuses on the importance of family and how...

Interview With a Southern Gentleman and Patriot

Uncle jimmy tells me about life growing up in the south during world war ll, collage stories, and being part of the navy for 3 years.

Growing up in Veracruz Mexico and migrating to the US for a better life.

In this interview, conducted in April 22, 2018 in Tustin, California, Joanna Martínez interviews her aunt Teresa Castro about her childhood and how she always looked at everything on the bright side. Teresa talks about her having a cheerful childhood...

Danielle Song and her mom, Cathy Song, talk about their family history and childhood.

In this interview conducted in November 2023 in San Francisco, California, Danielle Song (14) interviews her mom Cathy Song (51) about their family history and childhood. They discuss Cathy’s childhood in Qingdao, China and the journey it took to get...

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Karen Hurst and Cathy Goodacre Smith

Lifelong friends Cathy Smith (74) and Karen Hurst (74) reflect on their friendship and growing up together on Fort Myers beach.

Outer Banks

Friend tried to heroically save people caught up in riptide. Had to save friend when he became victim.

Meet Beach Badge Collector Bob Kugel!

Join Folklife Director Lesley Schierenbeck as she interviews Long Beach Island beach badge collector and author, Bob Kugel as he discusses his collection of badges that spans over 55 years! Photos show: Some of Bob's Unique Badges, His Book, and...

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Sue Ellis and John Espey

Sue Espey Ellis (55) talks with her father, John Espey (83), about growing up in Clearwater, Florida, attending the same college of Florida State University, Chicago, segregation and desegregation of the north and south.

Home Away From Home

14 year old Chris Durant interviewed his aunt, Dinora Durant on her early years in Honduras and then some of her life in Brooklyn, New York. When I asked Dinora what she did in her summers she told Chris about...

A Love Story

This is an interview with my boyfriend about his point of view on how we met. He likes to state that this is a 'fairytale-like/hard to believe' type of story. His name is William Trochlil and has a really good...

Interview with my mom

In the interview with my mom we talked about her life and what she did as a kid. We also talked about her memories and how it was growing up in Puerto Rico.

Michele Turnitza and her daughter Laura talk about her life and family.

During the interview with Michele Turnitza the topic of family was stressed extensively. She values her children more than anything. Her three children are also some of the most important in her life. Her family, past and present were able...

Emanuel Pimentel ask his mother about her life when she was younger

My mothers life in Dominican republic was a life that she really enjoyed. She spent most of her life over there and visited many different places. She got to hang out with her friends on the amazing beaches and she...

Mother talks to son about growing up in Meridian, Mississippi

Lea McCracken talks about the best memories in her life growing up in Meridian, Mississippi. Talking about everything from the happiest moments to the biggest regrets of her childhood.

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Justin Blake and Jay Pagano

Justin Blake (50) interviews his friend Jay Pagano (76) about how the HIV/AIDS epidemic developed on Fire Island. Jay describes how the disease moved from something he read about to something that touched his life. He talks about the loved...

Shay McLean

This interview is of my 46 year old mother Shay McLean. She originally grew up in Glendora, California, but has lived here in Henderson, Nevada for the last 10 years or so. She is a special education teacher for CCSD....

Betty Savage shares family and childhood memories.
November 26, 2017 App Interview

In this interview, I interview my grandmother Betty Savage in Raleigh, North Carolina, on November 24, 2017. Betty reflects on her childhood, family, accomplishments, aspirations, hobbies, and lessons she's learned over the years. She discusses her grandmother, cousins, mother, father,...

I fell in a bucket of crabs

My mother, Joy Blue, grew up in a unique Alabama city called Mobile. She made many memories and lifelong friends, as well as learned values. Growing up in such a fun city has lead her to be the person she...