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Stefan Czarnecki talks about his up bringing within the communist occupation on Poland, looking to make ends meet while supporting a family of three in a long distance relationship. Coming to America, only knowing two words, "OK" and "Tomorrow", navigating...
Stories from childhood, to adolescence, to young adulthood
Hilary Kowaleski, 81 years old, was interviewed by his favorite daughter, Teri Artino, 41 years old, on November 25, 2016.
Parker Kennedy interviews his Grandfather about his life growing up in the era he did and emotional events through his life.
Having recently lost her Grampie, Angie shared about her love and affection for this major influence in her life.
In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. Nova Lee Migliore (17) talked to her great grandma, Genowefa Mis (also called Mommish, age (88) about living conditions back when she lived in Poland and America,...
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.
Woman is interviewed by her grandson about growing up in St. Regis Falls, her family, meeting her husband and driving across the country, loss of her husband and son, and life now.
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.
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...
My grandma and I talked about growing up with Polish immigrants as grandparents, religion, love, and family.
Mom talks about her inspirations and trip from Poland to the US at a young age.
Edward Guczek, 87, is interviewed by his granddaughter, Jennifer Sawyer, 21, about his life.
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.
[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...
From habitat to Habitat. I am speaking with my best friend Misia Krasowski who is the daughter of Polish immigrants. Misia was born in Deerfield, Illinois, and is the oldest of 3. In the interview we talk about how her...
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.
Magda Michna and Daniel Gonçalves explore their ideas of what it means to be an American and merging multiple cultural identities.
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.