Seasons Greetings From My Big Italian Family

The holidays are a time for family. In my family, the holidays mean there is enough food and love to go around to everyone. This interview with my grandmother, Jo-Ann Tuzzolino, gives a little insight into this.

Italian-American Family in 1950’s Detroit

Marilyn Davidson shares stories of growing up in her low-income Italian-American family in Detroit.

The Train that will not stop

This is part 1 of 2 of the project. This part of the interview is of my grandfather and his past in which I had almost no idea about. How he made it from his childhood to now and what...

A Talk with Granny-O

Interviewing my grandmother about her life and growing up in a large Italian family in Newark.

Common Ground Tacony: Janice Monzo-Perry

This week I interview my cousin Janice Monzo who is originally from South Philadelphia 5th & Dudley Sts, but worked all over the city with the Salvation Army for 34 years. While working for the Salvation Army Janice's job was...

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Joseph Wesolowski and Wendy Wesolowski

Joseph Wesolowski (76) talks with his wife, Wendy Wesolowski (59), about growing up as a street kid in the East Village of New York City, high school, his career in Engineering and adoption of their children.

My Grandpa Pez

This is an interview with my grandpa, Tom Pezzetti, who grew up in Melcher, Iowa. He is one of my favorite people in the world!

The Life of My Mom

My mom enjoyed beach days working on boats and cars back in the day, she admires the people in her life and wants nothing but the best for her children, the ones she risked her life for.

From one pandemic to the next.
February 12, 2021 App Interview

Amy MacDonald (50) interviews her father William MacDonald (72) about death of two of their ancestors during the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, and how the grief of losing two young children was woven through the fabric of 4 generations. As...

Immigration Stories Italy: Jorida

Jorida Dervishi is an idealist through and through. Jorida came from Albania to Milan 4 years ago and opened her own school for women immigrants to help them learn to speak Italian. While working with her school devoted to women...

Story of young man in North Carolina

Steve Barilovits is a grad student from North Carolina. He enjoys life, travelling and has good stories about his grandfather and his mother. Steve and I have a strong connection despite being born in 2 different continents and our friendship...

Abby and her Mom talk about life growing up in Florida in the eighties, successes, and past current events.
November 27, 2018 App Interview

In this interview, conducted on November 25, 2018, Abby Wyatt (17), interviews her mom, Annie Brown (44) about having an Italian heritage, growing up in the Eighties, going to college, and having a successful career. There is also insight on...

Sofia Cavalieri and her dad Marco Cavalieri talk about their family history

In the interview conducted on September 12, 2020 in burlingame CA with my dad Marco Cavalieri(54), he enlightened me with a lot of information, stories, and views on our family history and what his life was like back then. Our...

Great Uncle Joe, 90 and Full of Life

My Great Uncle Joe: "I've had a gorgeous life." After the interview, he kept going. Looking at a 60" TV, he said the first TV he bought his father-in-law was a console with a 7" screen that received a single...

mamie’s sweet stories

i interviewed my grandma about my great grandma (her mom). we talked about the stories of my grandma working as a nicu nurse and working in a soda shop. we talked about her dreams to be an actress and about...

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me and my dad talk about italian heritage

Jenna Slusser and her grandma, Catherine Leo, talk about her grandma’s childhood in New York

In this interview, conducted in Folsom, California on December 1st, 2019, Jenna Slusser (16) interviews her grandmother, Catherine Leo (85), about her childhood in Niagara Falls, New York. Catherine shares stories about her childhood and what her life was like...

Sarah Mathes and her aunt Mary Foelster talk about growing up in Maryland and her careers along the way.

In this interview, conducted on November 26, 2017 in Annapolis, Maryland, Sarah interviews her aunt Mary Foelster about life growing up in Maryland and her career path along the way. Mary talks about life growing up for her as the...

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Joan Kaner and Maria Thacker

Joan Kaner (87) shares a conversation with her friend Maria Thacker (78) about her love of and career in fashion.