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All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps by Dave Isay

By Dave Isay

StoryCorps travels the US, amassing and holding the tales of our lives. each one dialog is housed within the Library of Congress, and lots of are broadcast on NPR’s Morning variation, heard by way of thousands of listeners every one week. advised from the hearts, souls, and lives of person americans, those tales make us chuckle, cry, imagine, believe, and understand that we're all worthy hearing and remembering.

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All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps

StoryCorps travels the USA, amassing and keeping the tales of our lives. every one dialog is housed within the Library of Congress, and plenty of are broadcast on NPR’s Morning variation, heard via thousands of listeners every one week. informed from the hearts, souls, and lives of person americans, those tales make us snicker, cry, imagine, consider, and be aware of that we're all worthy hearing and remembering.

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In those days you were real lucky if you could get a telegram, but if you were out in the field, you couldn’t even get that. Bill: I told you to have it published in Stars and Stripes. That’s where I found out about David being born. Jane: When you came back you started right away working with your dad. And you did that for many, many years while we had many, many children—we had eight in nine years, all single births. Eventually we had ten, but we finally managed to put a little time between them.

You weren’t too sure. Nancy: I was scared to death of her! Frank: Hey, don’t feel bad. I was scared to death of her, too. ” So you stayed, and to make a long story short, you and my mom became very, very good friends. My mom now has more 1S faith in you than she does in me. indd 23 7/19/11 3:54 PM ALL THERE IS may not believe me, but you tell her the same thing, and she believes it. Nancy: I think she finally realized that I wasn’t going anywhere, and slowly the prejudice eroded. When my family emigrated here in 1968, the one thing Grandfather told my dad was to be sure the kids didn’t marry outside the Chinese race.

He knew how important you were to me; my mom had put your photo on the refrigerator, which she never did with any of the girlfriends I had before. I will always admire my father for making a sign to welcome you, even though he had a broken arm from the car accident. Karen: I remember your dad being so warm. Here’s somebody who had just lost his wife, and he was very, very sad, but he was still so engaged. I just remember him making me feel very welcome and comfortable. Paul: It was a tough time, but it built strength between us.

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