Mom talks about her ancestors and early life, 11/24/2017

A conversation with my mother about her ancestors and early childhood, and about what she hopes her legacy will be.

Crystal Lafontaine and Hugo Rene Alvarado Palomo

Crystal LaFontaine (24) and her boyfriend Hugo Alvarado (54) discuss their respective backgrounds and histories with drug addiction, their memories of living together in the Five Points neighborhood of Detroit, their experiences overcoming addiction, and their new home together in...

Marie Wolfe and Nancy Wamer

Marie Wolfe (59) and her spouse Nancy Warner (67) discuss Marie's experiences with her previous partner including in vitro fertilization, the birth of their twins, and their break up and ensuing custody battle.

Dorothy Courtney and Tommy Burke

Dorothy Avila Courtney (82) talks to her grandson, Tommy Burke (20), about influential people in her life, such as her mother, father, and her 8th grade teacher, Sister Amadeus. She remembers mornings spent with her father asking him about his...

Mackenzie Stone and Albert Mikulencak III

Mackenzie Stone (26) talks with her family friend and financial advisor, Albert Mikulencak (50), about her education and career path in accounting. She remembers FINISH.

Susan Kraft and Michael Kraft

Susan Kraft (59) and her brother, Michael Kraft (62), share a conversation about their family history, their parents' relationship, and the love with which they were raised.

Margaret McCaskill and Diane Mack

Diane Mack (74) interviews her friend and mentee Margaret McCaskill [no age given] about her childhood memories, her passions for reading books and writing poetry, and her hopes for the future.

Melanie Calloway and Genese Clark

Genese Calloway Clark (39) talks with her mother, Melanie Calloway [no age given]. They remember Melanie's mother, Richelene Mitchell who wrote a memoir, and reflect on the importance of having her words with them. Melanie also shares her love of...

Jefrey Davidson and Olivia Davidson

Olivia Davidson (23) asks her father, Jefrey Davidson (67) about some of the more seminal moments in his life. They discuss his childhood as an "army brat" and how despite growing up in a number of places he has found...

Erin Williamson and Asher Marks

Spouses Erin Williamson (40) and Asher Marks (41) reflect on the years spent together, highlighting pivotal moments in their lives.

Karen Scott and Shawn Askinosie

Friends and colleagues Karen Scott (68) and Shawn Askinosie (61) share the story of how their experiences with loss inspired them to create the Lost and Found Grief Center in Springfield, Missouri.

Sophia Rodriguez and Ericka Rodriguez

Sisters Sophia Rodriguez (34) and Ericka Rodriguez (32) remember their mother, Evelyn Rodriguez, who they recently lost to Alzheimer's disease. They reflect on warning signs that their mother was sick and talk about the genetics of the disease.

Damellys Sacriste and Andrea Marin

Damellys Sacriste (50) and her daughter, Andrea Marin (27), record on the day they learn of the loss of Andrea's padrino. They remember Padrino and reflect on other family members who they have lost, including Andrea's father and her childhood...

Ellie Coburn, Extrodinare

Ellie Coburn, 22, has spent the past few years of her life as a foster parent, photographer, activist, and young living ambassador. Having lost her father at 13, she talks about how much of an inspiration he was to her,...

Jenny Rask Interviews Father Gene Rask about his life. Feb 15 episode. Lee Rask (RIP 2021)

Jenny Rask: 2021-02-16 00:57:02 Jenny Rask Interviews Father Gene Rask about his life. On the day of Lee Rask's passing we begin to remember Lee's everlasting effect on his family and his community. A beloved best friend, cousin, father, husband...

Brynn Cadigan, Gradydon Moll, and Morgan Moll

Graydon Moll (69) talks to his children Brynn Cadigan (37) and Morgan Moll (23) about his experience of parenthood. Together, they remember when Brynn and Morgan’s mother died 9 years ago, and the way that loss shaped their family dynamic...

Linda Watley Norris and Pearl Watley Mitchell

Sisters, Linda Watley Norris (73) and Pearl Watley Mitchell (78), describe what it was like growing up in Columbus, GA, reminisce about the fun times they had as children, and remember family members who have passed away.

Tammy Henry, Wilbertine Calhoun, and Tiffiny Benton-Hoke

Sisters Tammy Henry [no age given] and Tiffiny Benton-Hoke [no age given] sit down with their mother, Wilbertine Calhoun (73), to ask her about the parts of her life story that she has not shared with her daughters. As she...

Larry Parks and Jeffrey Roper

Larry Parks (68) interviewed by his nephew Jeffrey Roper (40) about growing up in Antoich, CA, moving to San Francisco in the 1960's, what it was like to be gay in the 1960's and 1970's, running his own salon, and...

Ethical Leadership in Unlikely Places

Alli Pearson (19) talks with her mother Brenda Pearson (54) about how she is indeed a leader because of how she handled the death of her husband and raising two teenage girls.