Grandma Cox

My grandma and I talked about growing up with Polish immigrants as grandparents, religion, love, and family.

Hedy Sanni and Christine Sanni

Hedy Sanni (78) of Lynnfield, Massachusetts talks with her daughter Christine Sanni (53) of Flourtown, PA about the Polish Christmas traditions she remembers, how she incorporated those into married life with Casper Sanni (deceased), who was from Italian descent, and...

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Lauren Korn, Mike Korn, and Alicia Crepps

Sisters Lauren Korn (34) and Alicia Crepps (34) have a conversation with their father, Mike Korn (69), about his family history, experiences as a parent, career, and legacy.

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Joseph Wesolowski and Wendy Wesolowski

Joseph Wesolowski (76) talks with his wife, Wendy Wesolowski (59), about growing up as a street kid in the East Village of New York City, high school, his career in Engineering and adoption of their children.

Interview with my Mom

Mom talks about her inspirations and trip from Poland to the US at a young age.

Polish Heritage

Polish heritage, holidays, foods, traditions

Evelyn Shelagowski, 96, Knows How To Live Happy

From managing the family farm at age 16 to becoming an accomplished accordion musician, artist, and featured elder in the film, “Whole Again”, Evelyn lives her joy in life every day.

Grandpa Interview

Interview of my Grandpa Zbigniew Zajac by Jonas Zajac

Trey Stade and Patricia Spiller

Trey(13)’s Grandma (70) talks about her family origins and Thanksgiving memories in this interview.

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Richard Kwiecien and Mitchelle Kmiec

Mitchelle Kmiec (61) interviews her godfather Richard Kwiecien (78) about his life growing up in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, shares some of her own experiences with him, and reflect on how they've seen it change.

Walter Kasten

Listen as Walt tells us the story of his life, starting in New Jersey then traveling to Iowa and then landing in Flint Michigan and ending up here at Friendship Village.

Lillian Rojas and Donna Price

[Recorded: Friday, September 2nd, 2022] Lillian (20) and Donna (68) have a One Small Step conversation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Lillian is a Third Year student at the University of Virginia studying public policy, leadership, and religious studies. Donna is the...

Ups and Downs

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, Michael Ormond interviews his Grandpa Helmut Rojewski after thanksgiving. Rojewski was from Poland then moved to Germany and finally the US. They discuss the struggles he had when...

Coming to America (via Canada)

My babcia (grandma) is 91 years old. While preparing stuffing for Thanksgiving the next day my mom asked Babcia about her experience first coming from Holland. My grandparents met there after being displaced from Poland during WWII. Babcia talks about...

Życie mojej Babci

In this interview, conducted in November 2022 in Palos Park, Illinois, Aleksandra Kasprzak (13) interviews her grandmother Elżbieta Joniak (66) about growing up in Poland.

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Bonnie Wahiba and Trish Davis

One Small Step conversation partners Bonnie Wahiba (67) and Trish Davis (64) talk about their views on big issues like abortion, death penalty and Donald Trump. Trish recently changed her political party. Bonnie shares a story about being disowned by...