Thursday, February 16, 2012

randomness: how cool is storycorp?

last summer npr was was promoting storycorp pretty heavily in our area.  it's probably one of the cooler ideas i've heard about on the radio.  i could honestly kick myself and my husband for not walking up the road to take part in it.  there was an airstream recording facility 1/2 a mile from our house for a number of weeks. the idea behind storycorp is simple.  from their website: 

Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 40,000 interviews from more than 70,000 participants.  Bring your friend or loved one to the StoryCorps recording facility. Our trained staff will explain the process, make you feel comfortable, and sit with you during your 40-minute session. At the end of your session, you’ll receive a free broadcast-quality CD to share with to family and friends, and a second copy will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress

that's freaking cool. 

long story short, we didn't walk up the road, therefore didn't interview each other, hence don't have an interview on file for our great-great-great-great grand kids..........yet. 

with valentines day happening earlier in the week, npr was sharing some of the love stories they have gathered over the years from all the interviews they have conducted.  some of them have even been set to animation.  the story of danny & annie about caused me to get in a six car pileup.  this is just beyond any words i can write.  you'll have to hear it for yourself to understand.  go grab a box of tissues and prepare to be moved.  

in the spirit of lovers, this is danny & annie's story: 

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