Monday, August 30, 2010

StoryCorps - The Conversation of a Lifetime

What is it? From their website:

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 30,000 interviews from more than 60,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition and on our Listen pages.


Set aside a few moments by yourself to have a listen to Danny and Annie's story.

(Have a tissue ready. I was a mess.)



If you want to hear more stories, follow the link HERE to the StoryCorps website.

Dave Isay wrote a book called Listening is an Act of Love, based on stories from StoryCorps. Here is the book launch (and the address at the end should be storycorps.org):



Thanks Debby for the link.

4 comments:

Debby said...

I couldn't see any reason that I should be the only sniffling sobbing mess.

A Novel Woman said...

Oh, I've been sniffling all day. Haven't stopped thinking about them. Gah, here I go again...

Betty said...

Oh, my....I've got shivers...and tears...

Thanks, Pam! This is way to precious not to share!

A Novel Woman said...

I know. It's a sweet, sweet story.

Hey. My word ver is "unhip" and I resemble that remark!