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.

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Laura Wright and Susan Lupone Stonis

One Small Step conversation partners and new friends Laura Wright (65) and Susan Lupone Stonis (59) discover how much they have in common, talk over their religious differences, and the need for kindness in the world.

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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.

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Gail Sara Weinflash and Clifton Holt Jolley

Gail Sara Weinflash (64) interviews her husband, Clifton Holt Jolley (77), about his experience being hospitalized polio as a child, how his polio impacted his family, personality, and perspective, and the post-polio syndrome that he lives with today.

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Derek Scheuerman and Jay Russell

One Small Step conversation partners Derek Scheuerman (23) and Jay Russell (27) are acquaintances who learn more about each other discussing the commonalities and differences in their upbringings, hardships they've faced, religious identities, gender identities, and goals for the future.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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Stefanie Jochman and Randall Copeland

One Small Step Conversation partners Stefanie Jochman (35) and Randall "Randy" Copeland (56) talk about their upbringing and how their political values were formed and have changed over the years.

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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...

Misfortune and Loss

We discussed his childhood, as well as how my sister and I are similar to his childhood self. We also talked about how he dealt with losing his mom as a young adult.

Christopher Joseph and Sarah Reed

[Recorded Friday, February 17, 2023] Christopher (20) and Sarah (34) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Christopher is involved with student council and is a first generation college student at the University of Virginia. Sarah is originally...

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.

Larry Nessly and Stefani Priskos

Stefani Priskos (26) speaks with Larry Nessly (73) about his involvement in the Triangle Threshold Singers, a group that sings for individuals on the thresholds of living and dying in North Carolina. This conversation was held via Zoom due to...

Ann Ringland and Stefani Priskos

Stefani Priskos (26) speaks with Ann Ringland (77) about her involvement in the Triangle Threshold Singers, a group that sings for individuals on the threshold of living and dying in North Carolina. This conversation was held via Zoom due to...

Well, Damn!

Michael Lewis (17) interviews his mother Teresa Lehman-Lewis (47) about her life growing up with 5 brothers and into the present as a single mom of 3 kids.

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Ayla Wingnut Andersen and Erin Houge

Ayla Andersen [no age given] talks with her mother, Erin "Stacy" Houge (41), about the loss of Ayla's father, Damien, as a baby and the impact that has had on her life. The two talk about Stacy's relationship with Damien...

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Delaitre Jordan Hollinger and Jacqueline Yvonne Perkins

Friends, colleagues, and partners in "good trouble," Delaitre Jordan Hollinger [no age given] and Jacqueline Yvonne Perkins (64), sit down for a conversation about their family history, their current projects, and the importance of preserving African American history.

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Melody Lin and Charles Loring Woodman

Melody Lin (65) interviewed by her husband (Charles) Loring Woodman (75) about her childhood in Taiwan, marrying an American man and moving to Southern California, having a child with him, their divorce, her being a single mother, meeting and marrying...