Grandmommy’s Story

A girl who was always at the top of class, who was destined for college (thanks to her mom), and who met the love of her life at nursing school.

Interview with Grandma

My grandmother talks about her mother, my grandfather, and my own mother.

Peeling potatoes with Poppy

In this recording, Emelia at Washington junior high the infield, Arkansas, record an audio file for StoryCorps. Emelia is in seventh grade. This recording includes funny stories about are family. My grandpa and I are peeling potatoes in the interview...

Jane Hansen talks about growing up and meeting her spouse, as well as raising her daughter and what she was like as a child.

In this interview, Jane Hansen (75) is interviewed by her granddaughter Siena Lapointe (14) on November 21, 2017. Jane Hansen talks about growing in the Pennsylvania mountains and recalls stories of her childhood. She tells the story of how she...

Ryan Lewison in Austin, 2017

Ryan and Kristi have been dating a couple of years. Kristi sat down and listened to some stories about Ryan’s life.

FYS interview about the theme of legacy based questions with Debbi Mahan by Trace Mahan

I interviewed Debbi Mahan for my First Year Seminar class at Marshall University. Our FYS class has been focusing on critical thinking and how thoughtfully developed and artfully asked questions can lead to enriching enlightening stories. Frank Sesno’s book Ask...

Interview with grandma re dating, wedding, honeymoon

Sora Frankel, born in 1919, recalls her first date, courtship, wedding and honeymoon in New York City in a conversation with her grandson.