All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps by Dave Isay

By Dave Isay

StoryCorps travels the US, amassing and keeping the tales of our lives. each one dialog is housed within the Library of Congress, and lots of are broadcast on NPR’s Morning version, heard through hundreds of thousands of listeners every one week. informed from the hearts, souls, and lives of person american citizens, those tales make us snort, cry, imagine, believe, and recognize that we're all worthy hearing and remembering.

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We’ve been married sixtyfour years. We’ve come through FPO some hard times, but we’ve had lots of rewards—lots. Recorded in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on September 5, 2008. indd 28 7/19/11 3:54 PM TOMÁS KUBRICAN, 32, interviews his wife, C A R O L M I T T L E S T E A D T, 3 1 Tomás Kubrican: I was a student in medical school in Slovakia on a visit at the United States to learn about America. I worked at Paul Bunyan restaurant, and you picked the same place for your summer job. Carol Mittlesteadt: I saw you on my interview.

The only person that accepted me right off the bat was your grandmother. Grandma used to stand there and talk to me in Chinese. I had no clue what she was telling me, but I would sit there and listen. I would hold the door open for her; I would help her out of her chair; I would look to see what she needed. And I guess she understood that the same basic values transcended both cultures. She was the one that was actually advocating for us with your parents. We dated for ten years. ” Your dad didn’t want to participate in the marriage.

We remain Hunny and Elliot. And to me, that’s important. Elliot: You made my life complete. And I hope we’ll go on for another fifty years. Hunny: I’ll take five good ones. ” Recorded in Brooklyn, New York, on May 15, 2010. indd 35 7/19/11 3:54 PM We have adjusted 1 line sink to avoid widow on next page S C O T T WA L L , 5 0 , talks with his wife, I S A B E L S O B O Z I N S K Y- WA L L , 5 2 Scott Wall: I was single and feeling lonely on New Year’s Eve. I was living in the Bronx at the time, and a few friends asked me to come over to their apartment for champagne, but I was restless, so I wandered the streets of Manhattan.

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