About my Mom

The interview was recorded on October 25 in Mint Hill, North Carolina. I(Colby) has learned a couple more things about my Mom and how she was brought up as a child. My mother’s name is Leslie Ryan, and she has...

Paul Tyler & Judy Higgins

A conversation between Paul Tyler and Judy Higgins. This conversation was recorded at the school on May 8th, 2017. Go to www.oldtownschool.org/StoryCorps to hear selected excerpts from interviews collected as part of the StoryCorps-Old Town School partnership.

"I have always felt at home wherever I go."

Aileen and Alison talk about growing up on a farm, moving to Richmond, teaching at RHS, and her retired life as a community volunteer.

Grant Erickson, Beverly Brook, Christy Hightower, , and

Grant Erickson, who had his 95th birthday ten days before telling this story, talks with Beverly Brook and Christy Hightower about the highlights of his life. He was one of eleven children, and grew up on a series of farms...

Sharon Strus: Selfless Mother, Former Catholic Nun, & Polka Accordion Star. The story of a life of humble choices & great outcomes.

Sharon's storied life starts in Michigan, shipping off to the convent at age 13, finding herself in her 20s, then marrying a Polish bus driver in her 30s, and starting a new life chapter. Gain the wisdom of a woman...

Asian in Urban Education: High School Teachers Talk Race

Takeru and Esther are young Asian-American high school teachers in the south coast of Massachusetts. They teach next to each other in a community whose diverse population is not reflective of their racial or ethnic background. As they end their...

Don't drink and drive

Adam cherishes his grandparents in China. He mourns a friend who died in a car accident and celebrates another who survived.