Reflections of my grandmother on her 89th birthday

My grandmother recounts traveling on the train with her sister by themselves when they were 8 and 9-years-old in the late 1930s; going to college and living in Alberta, Canada; and working at an advertising agency in the 1950s in...

Interview with Grandma Mary

Asked my dear grandma questions about her childhood, her family, how she and my grandpa met, and who’s made an impact on her life. Transcript (Translated into English, some parts paraphrased): Joanne: Hi, my name is Joanne Chua. I am...

The Great Thanksgiving Listen – Grandma Barb

Barbara Hilbush, my grandma and mother of three, speaks briefly about her experience growing up in a gender defined era, where it was hard for women to embrace independence and courage.

Mom

A variety of topics, including community, socialization, influential relationships, and family history.

My grandpa’s story about living through the depression and overcoming hardships.

In this interview, conducted on November 30, 2017, in Arab, Alabama, Adrianne Smith (16) interviews her grandfather James Hendrix (81) about what life was like in 1930s Fayette, Alabama. He talks about how he lived through the depression and how...

Growing up in rural Wisconsin 1930s
November 19, 2017 App Interview

Leonard Ampe shares childhood memories from small town central Wisconsin in the 1930s

From Hurt To Healed

“After every air raid we would have to count heads to make sure everyone was okay”. On January 1, 2019, 14 year-old Taylor Huie interviewed her grandmother, Sylvia Huie, about her experience escaping the Japanese-Chinese War in the 1930s when...

Tea with Nana

Talking family and world history with my 91-year-old grandmother who lives in Needham, Mass., and my husband Ashkon.

Shirley Lowe and her great nephew Andrew Cook talk about growing up in the Great Depression

In this interview, conducted on November 22nd 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Andrew Cook (17) interviews his great aunt, Shirley Lowe (80) about her childhood during the Great Depression and how the world has progressed. She also talks about the technological...

The Coal Miner’s Son: A story from Scranton, PA in the 1930s

The son of a coal miner in Pennsylvania tells about life in the 1930s. Living off one ton of coal a year, wearing patched up socks, and helping dad with collecting coal in buckets.

The great thanksgiving listen

My grandmothers life in the country. She talks about how she lived, what her parents were like her views on god. Also she shares some childhoods stories.

Christmas in the Mountains

This is an interview with our 93 year old grandmother about her life growing up in the mountains.

Learning Nana: An Afternoon With Diane Walker

A Nana tells her grandson what it was like growing up in the country and city during the Second World War, being Black in segregated America, and other challenges she faced later in life.