“ Early childhood is the time that forms you as a human being, the building blocks- Kindergarten Teacher: Richard Corbal

Richard Corbal tells us about his 10 years as an early childhood teacher at the Santa Cruz Waldorf School, how it is his job to protect the imaginative space and observe the child and their individual needs allowing them to...

Thanksgiving interview

We mainly talked about how her life was and great memories

Barbara Brown, Sadie Brown, and Irene Mackson

Sisters Irene Brown Mackson [no age given] and Sadie Brown (47) ask their mother, Barbara Brown (85), about her life and faith.

Halle Davenport Interviews her aunt Amy Mercer about her Great Quilting Hobby!

In the interview, conducted in February 2022 in Alexandria, Louisiana, Halle Davenport(16) Interviews her aunt Amy Mercer(41) about her Quilting Hobby. Amy Mercer shared her stories about how she first got started quilting. She mentions she makes her own patterns...

Aunt Wanda (sibling number #8)

My Aunt wanda had a few choice words for the tourists flooding Floridas beaches, Governor DeSantis and Donald Trump. When it comes to the virus she refuses to go down without a fight. Aunt Wanda has entered "Walking Dead Mode"...

Ruth Hagemeier shares her influential experiences with sewing throughout her life.

Sewing has always been a big an important part of Ruths life. In this interview, she describes why it is meaningful to her and some big projects she's been able to participate in.

Remembering Maxine McAninch Hogue in celebration of her 100th birthday

Janet Hogue Thompson (77) talks with her daughter Michelle Thompson (51) about the life of her mother Mary Maxine McAninch Hogue (1920-1993) in rural Casey County, Kentucky.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen with my grandma, Dia Mostafa, Part 2

I interviewed my maternal grandmother, Rosh Dia Mostafa. She was born in Cairo, Egypt on October 28, 1930. She came to the United States in 1968 with my mother and grandfather. She got her masters degree in fashion design at...

Cheri Moore

I learned a lot about my grandmother's youth, and enjoyed every bit of knowledge I got

Ryan Gorringe, Nadine Gorringe, and Amelia Gorringe

Ryan Gorringe (43) and his daughter Amelia Gorringe (17) interview his mom, Nadine Gorringe (81), about her life's journey, including favorite childhood, career, and family memories.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen with my grandma, Dia Mostafa.

I interviewed my maternal grandmother, Rosh Dia Mostafa. She was born in Cairo, Egypt on October 28, 1930. She came to the United States in 1968 with my mother and grandfather. She got her masters degree in fashion design at...

Cindy Haslem (79) talks about what it was like growing up as a young girl in the 1960’s with her granddaughter, Erin.

Cynthia Haslem (79) talks about her childhood experiences growing up in a strict household in the 50’s and 60’s. Cindy lived in Dearborn Michigan her whole life, having dreams of becoming a veterinarian, but her elders would not allow her...

Pauline Thompson and Tamar Brown

Tamar Brown (31) interviews her mother Pauline Thompson (66) about Pauline's life, including her experiences as an illegal immigrant in Canada, her life when she returned to Jamaica, and how she started her own sewing business that she and Tamar...

Donna Hillmann talks about her childhood growing up in Milton, Wisconsin, and raising a family.

In this interview, on November 28th, 2019 in Oregon Wisconsin, Donna Hillmann talks about her childhood on a farm in Milton Wisconsin, her family (siblings, parents, origin) , growing up and raising a family ( husband Friedo Hillmann, children Jeff,...

Claude Durand. Interview in Bordeaux 2019
October 26, 2019 App Interview

I had a great chance to interview my relative Claude Durand at t home of Carole and Olivier Durand in Bordeaux France. Oct 27 2019

Mary Miaisha Simmons Mitchell and Claudia Blackburn

Claudia Blackburn (65) interviews community leader and activist, Mary Miaisha Simmons Mitchell (75) about growing up in a close-knit community of extended family torn apart by urban renewal. Her early experiences sparked a thirst for equity, justice and steered her...

Betty O'Connor and Milly Murphy

Betty O'Connor (64) interviews her mother, Milly Murphy (93), about her childhood, marriage to her husband, and her earliest memories from the 1930s in Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

Common Ground Tacony Oral History Project: Heather

Heather shares stories of growing up in the historic Philadelphia neighborhood, Tacony, and shares stories of her childhood and upbringing and then her eventual opening of her business in Mt. Airy, Philaelphia. Recorded as part of an artist residency with...