Preserving The Past: Allie Sansone and Nancy Fennell

Allie Sansone interviews Grandma, Nancy Fennell concerning her life and those of her grandparents and parents. In addition, Grandma Fennell recounts career motivations and memories regarding her children (my Mother and Uncle). Grandma Nancy also discussed her challenges from being...

Rick Freimuth 8.1.2020

A good interview to talk about Grandpa Rick's life, childhood and family.

College Comp Interview

I ask my Grandma quite a few questions about both her childhood and mine. It turns quite conversation like after 15 minutes but slowly returns to an interview like feel.

Stories from Vi Peterson

I talked with my grandma mainly about her childhood and the past.

“I use to put snakes in my neighbors mail boxes.”

The childhood of my grandma Pat, and what she did growing up. Along with the silly stories, and memories of her family. Grace Johnson (15yrs) & Patrica Pero (70yrs). November 15th, 2017.

Lisa Oakley (Grandma)

I decided to interview my grandma about her family and learned more about her past and what she learned in her younger years.

Jack’s First Serious Hospital Visit

My dad is a man of few words. He answers immediately and without hesitation except when the tears come on it is hard to continue for him. But he is strong, he has always been strong.

A conversation of gratitude, remembrance and love on the first day of Naomi’s 98th year.

On the day after Naomi's 98th birthday and the day before Thanksgiving, Julia and Naomi explore memories of their Norwegian roots in rural Minnesota and discuss the gifts we get and give to one another by way of showing and...

David Drown and Nelson French

One Small Step partners David Drown [no age given] and Nelson French (70) share a conversation about working together across their political differences and discuss how those differences strengthen both their friendship and the economic development work they do in...

Bev Freimuth 7.23.2020

A good interview to talk about Grandma Bev’s life, childhood and family.


Growing up in 1970s and 1980s in a white community.

101-Year-Old Arnold Duevel Talks about a Century of Life

Arnold Duevel talks about growing up in Central Minnesota. Born in 1918, he shares vivid memories of his childhood and teen-aged years. A decorated World War II veteran, Arnold has led a long and momentous life.

Moms COVID experience

My mom is a PA in elder care during the COVID pandemic. I asked her about her experiences with her patients, especially regarding vaccination, during COVID. I also ask about her experiences as a provider during this difficult time.