Miami Valley StoryCorps

Bruce Geiger & Sarah Hewitt

Jun 8, 2011

“I have early onset of Alzheimer’s, and what that means is that I don’t always remember what I’ve just said. You could say that it’s tragic, or you could think it’s wonderful.”

Frank Porter & Frank Dixon

Jun 1, 2011

“When I play on the street corner, I’m trying my best to tug at someone’s heartstrings, to bring them back to a love that they remember or a love that they had. It’s to inspire and give away my love, ‘cause I love Dayton. We shootin’ kinda bad right now, but we will come back.”

Anne Branning and Rani Deighe Crowe

May 25, 2011

“He was getting into trouble, he was drinking too much, and he made a decision to go into the Marine Corps.” “What do you think being in the Marines gave to David, did for him?” “A sense of accomplishment, a sense of purpose.”

Wayne Baker & David Fogerty

May 18, 2011

"I can’t imagine one kid having a negative thing to say about their experience at Burkes' Barbershop…”

Bing Davis & Margaret Peters

May 11, 2011

"I've been blessed with many blessings...two of my blessings are being born black and growing up in East Dayton."

Yetunde & Danny Rodriguez

May 4, 2011

“You’re an atheist, and this is something you came out with a few months ago. I guess I kind of worry if you don’t believe in God you’re gonna start throwing everything else out the window.”

Philip & Andrew Maurer

Apr 27, 2011

"Ever since he died and I knew I would never see him, I’ve been rehashing all these memories. That trip was important because it was one of the few times I got to interact with this man who I loved, who loved me, who I had fun with."

Fred Bartenstein & Dorothy Harback

Apr 20, 2011

“There was a great feeling of loss in the community and that was the context in which tearing down the Victory Theater seemed like one more nail in the coffin of a dying city.”

Kim Clay & Vanessa Stanton-Clay

Apr 13, 2011

"We have been truly blessed since the plant has closed - because some people have committed suicide, divorces, people have lost their homes, their cars... We're still standing. Everytime we think we're going under the water, something pushes us right back up."

George Vlahos & Tom Ferratt

Apr 4, 2011

"I went to first grade for a month, maybe six weeks. The Italian Army invaded the village, therefore we were left without a teacher. Luckily, she left the textbook with us and so from that textbook my illiterate mother and I learned how to read."

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