The Great Thanksgiving Listen

I chose to interview my Tia Gaby because I knew she is very successful despite the struggles she’s faced. The struggles she faced are actually what shaped her into who she is today.

Ariam Tecle and Samuel Tecle talk about childhood back in Eritrea.

In this interview, conducted in December 2019, Ariam Tecle interviews her father about his childhood and the people that have impacted his life. He also mentions the struggle of leaving Eritrea to come to America at a young age. He...

“Tell me a story about what it was like raising 10 kids”

In this interview I talk to my grandma on my dad's side about her journey raising her kids and her nursing career

My mom Denise Ybarra

In this interview conducted December 2017 in Palmdale, California Aariana Ybarra (17) interviews mother Denise Ybarra about her childhood, growing up in a big family. She also talks about meeting my father, about the time they got married, and had...

Noah Amidon interviews his Great Uncle, Ron Olson about growing up in a big family

This interview was conducted November 24, 2018 in Springfield Illinois. In this interview I learned about my Great Uncle Ron’s childhood. I also learned about our ancestors coming to America way back when. He also gave advice about life, growing...

Living in Paradise. . . California

Living in Paradise is usually thought of as a tropical place, sitting by the beach, and relaxing. For Bryan Hawkins, it is a small mining town in Northern California. In November of 2018, 17 year-old Johnny Hawkins interviews his father,...

Rene interview

This interview was with my grandma telling me her journey from growing up in her homeland to how she moved to America to begin a new life

Familia Grande

Maria shares how her life has been raising 5 kids and the beauty of a big family

Aunt Cherry (sibling #12)

My Aunt Cherry is the 12th of my Grandma Classy's children. We talked for a bit about the coronavirus, the ways she is keeping up with there grandchildren and how her church has handled the transition. My favorite part of...

“We were our own little support group”

Growing up in a family of eight, Lolly and her older brother, Tom, had the same congenital eye disease. He started a high-end cab company and three radio stations, ran for public office, and was a model for Lolly, showing...

Grace Dagger’s interview for the Great Thanksgiving listen, 2018

In this recording, Grace Dagger at Coronado High School in Henderson, Nevada, records an audio file for the 2018 pilot of the Great Thanksgiving listen. Grace Dagger is in 11th grade and is studying english. My grandmother Shirley talked about...

A chat with my 93 year old granddad Bob

We talked about my granddad’s childhood in Ohio, his time in the Navy and working for Ma Bell in California

A interview with my grandpa about his life

Patrick Martin Ryan(66) about his life how he grew up where he grew up how he met my wonderful grandmother. His wonderful jobs especially the one where he was a firefighter for 36 years. And how he remembers Apollo 11...

Jim Utz Interview

In this interview I am learning about my grandpa’s life from childhood to now. He had a big family and hated school but loved to learn. He worked very hard in the Air Force and then his job now. He...

English 204 project

Little girl in a big family grows up in Minnesota. Goes into nursing gets Married, moves to Richmond Virginia and gets a big family of her own.

Growing Up in New York, Living in Texas

My Popi has lived in Texas for 40 years, but he grew up in snowy Upstate New York. That is very different than me.

JHS Public Speaking 2019

Ben Blanchard (18) interviews grandfather Walter Yrle (82) on his past memories, stories, regrets and learns more about finding happiness in family life.

Interview With Mommy

We discussed Mommy's life in a big family. We also talked about her experiences being a parent.

Auntie-Grandma Jewel (sibling #7)

In the midst of the pandemic my family has been blessed with new life. I spoke with my Aunt Jewel about the experience of becoming a great-grandma during the outbreak. I thought I knew my aunt pretty well but this...