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Around A Turn

  Gently flipping her curly, sand-dune inspired hair, Nicole Brumgardner opens a soda with her long red nails and curses as she breaks one. "I KNEW that was going to happen, and yet I did it anyway! It's like I have to test the universe to see if it's really going to follow the laws of ...


Taking the Heat in the Kitchen

Len Vertefeuille was born and raised into a loving family on the East coast. He now lives in North Carolina and he and his wife Lisa have two children who mean the world to Len. He has been working in the Warren Wilson College kitchen since 1989. Len enjoys cooking for and working alongside ...


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Darby Day

Featuring: Darby L
Written by: Susan Young
It’s the second Friday which means it’s Darby day, whose life story I have been posting on this website for her as part of the Elder Stories program I started for Wesley Do ...
Comments (1) Dec 01, 2010 43,527

Because You're the Girl!

Featuring: Linda Moore
Written by: Joyce Macias
Linda’s Fond Memories of Childhood Looking back on her childhood is one of Linda Moore’s favorite things to do, especially when she thinks back to the tricks her older brother, ...
Comments (0) Dec 15, 2009 28,748

The Prairie Girl of Flint Hills

Featuring: Adaline Sorace
Written by: Cara Moorehead
Everyone has a story to tell, but rarely is there a story that is also a living history. As each generation quietly slips away, people seem unaware that something very dear ...
Comments (3) Oct 07, 2009 61,749

Clara's Kitchen: Great Depression Cooking

Featuring: Clara Cannucciari
Written by: Kristen Kuhns
Clara Cannucciari, now 93 and a great-grandmother, grew up so poor that they couldn’t afford to buy socks. Born in Chicago in 1915 to Sicilian immigrant parents, Clara, her ...
Comments (1) Jul 23, 2009 63,796

I Wish They All Could Be California Girls….

Featuring: Jeremy Stottlemeyer
Written by: Adara Bernstein
“Do you remember the story ‘The Grinch’ where the mean Grinch whip-drives his tiny little dog dragging a completely overstuffed sleigh up the mountain (back when his heart was ...
Comments (3) Jun 24, 2009 22,270

A Pair of Smelly Old Socks

Featuring: Jerry Czerniecki
Written by: Adara Bernstein
This isn’t a story about a man overcoming all obstacles. This isn’t a story about a man having an epiphany after a momentous occasion. No, this is a story about a smelly, ...
Comments (2) Jun 14, 2009 28,840

The Gift of Treasured Mountain

Featuring: Zak Barclay
Written by: Julianne Barclay
Our son Zak’s ‘delivery room’ is the concourse of Terminal C. He arrived into our family on a United Airlines flight from Beijing to the United States in 2003 as a very small ...
Comments (7) Jun 07, 2009 81,886

The Great Potato Incident

Featuring: Rick Henderson
Written by: Rachelle Mobley
What would it be like to have nine siblings? Nine! Did you ever imagine having such an enormous family? For Rick Henderson no imagination is needed. He grew up in Boise, Idaho ...
Comments (5) May 27, 2009 46,400

I Lived Through the Depression: This Ain't Nothing!

Featuring: Ruth Jensen
Written by: Adara Bernstein
  Ask Ruth Jensen whether the current time is anything like the Great Depression from the 1930’s and you will hear a belly laugh come from deep within this woman ...
Comments (5) May 14, 2009 51,809

Mother’s Miraculous Gift to Us

Featuring: MaryHelen Cuellar
Written by: Adara Bernstein
Runner up in the Mother's Day Story Contest. MaryHelen tells tales of the life that made her mother who was she was and what she left each of her family members: ...
Comments (6) May 10, 2009 14,694

Raising a Child with Rett Syndrome

Featuring: Chantele Leatherwood
Written by: Tamar Burris
“When I found out Havana had Rett Syndrome, I vowed never to be ‘the Rett Syndrome family,’” says Chantele Leatherwood. “Her life isn’t over. My life isn’t over. I was determined ...
Comments (1) Apr 30, 2009 56,284

Mechanically Inclined

Featuring: Jim Deccan
Written by: Adara Bernstein
  Jim Deccan is ambidextrous. He thinks nothing of this other than how great it is when he’s bent in half, hanging halfway upside down inside a car when trying ...
Comments (2) Apr 29, 2009 34,940

Recovering Me

Featuring: Baird Duschatko
Written by: Tamar Burris
  Nobody really knows what happened that night on I-25. Most plausibly, the driver must have fallen asleep, veered into the median, and then overcorrected and hit ...
Comments (2) Apr 23, 2009 85,407

From Mickey to McCain; A Modern Blogger's Journey

Featuring: Christina KB
Written by: Cara Moorehead
  Christina is not your usual blogger, but then, who is? She grew up on Disney, literally. Being from a small town outside of Orlando, Florida, her mom was ...
Comments (3) Apr 01, 2009 38,592

I Survived Hiroshima

Featuring: Miyo Nishikubo
Written by: Adara Bernstein
Miyo Nishikubo was ten years old when the rumblings of World War II began. Germany had been threatening to align with Japan and Italy. The entire world was on edge. Miyo’s ...
Comments (2) Feb 28, 2009 239,888

Toogee! Toogee! (dirty devil)

Featuring: Kiki Miller
Written by: Adara Bernstein
The city of Panjing was waking up, still trying to forget the nightmare of the Korean war, when eight-year-old Kiki slipped through the orphanage gate into the day's ...
Comments (1) Feb 23, 2009 69,410

My Father's Shed

Featuring: Jeff Gossamer
Written by: Kristen Kuhns
Jeffrey Gossamer, ten, was standing in the backyard shooting his slingshot at the clouds when his father walked by, whistling as he normally did, heading for the shed ...
Comments (2) Jan 31, 2009 42,262

Yes That's Really My Name

Featuring: Australia Argentina
Written by: Kristen Kuhns
The teacher started roll call and young Australia braced for the inevitable. "Sandy Adams?" "Here!" "Australia Agentina? .. um, Australia Argentina?" Then he braced ...
Comments (2) Jan 26, 2009 44,858

The Yellow Bedroom

Featuring: Leslie Payton
Written by: Adara Bernstein
  When Leslie was born, a product of a brief and star crossed liaison affair of her mother’s, her father was deported back to The Philippines. Leslie always suspected ...
Comments (3) Jan 24, 2009 33,274

Christopher Reeve Made a Movie About My Life

Featuring: Brooke Ellison
Written by: Sarah Peppel
    From the breeze on her skin to the vivid images her eyes devoured, Brooke Ellison soaked in aura of the oldest institution in America as her mom wheeled her ...
Comments (3) Jan 22, 2009 3,113,962

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