A man with a dream

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...

Papa Kowaleski

Hilary Kowaleski, 81 years old, was interviewed by his favorite daughter, Teri Artino, 41 years old, on November 25, 2016.

Remembering Grampie with Angie Evans.

Having recently lost her Grampie, Angie shared about her love and affection for this major influence in her life.

Mommish

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,...

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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.

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...

Grandma Cox

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

Interview with my Mom

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

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...

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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.

Grandpa Interview

Interview of my Grandpa Zbigniew Zajac by Jonas Zajac

Evelyn Shelagowski, 96, Knows How To Live Happy
December 6, 2022 App Interview

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.

Polish Heritage

Polish heritage, holidays, foods, traditions