All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps by Dave Isay

By Dave Isay

StoryCorps travels the United States, accumulating and keeping the tales of our lives. every one dialog is housed within the Library of Congress, and plenty of are broadcast on NPR’s Morning variation, heard by way of hundreds of thousands of listeners every one week. instructed from the hearts, souls, and lives of person american citizens, those tales make us snicker, cry, imagine, believe, and comprehend that we're all worthy hearing and remembering.

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Indd 38 7/19/11 3:54 PM FOUND ters and our tapes and our phone calls. But the wedding part was later. Scott: That was seven years in the making. ” And she just nodded. Happiness is happiness. I didn’t want anything to change, and really nothing has. You’ve made me the happiest man that I know, and I want to thank you for being my friend and my wife and my counselor, my adviser, and my organizer. And I just want you to know I need you every day. FPO Isabel: Ditto for me—to all that. Recorded in San Francisco, California, on February 13, 2011.

That was almost forty years ago, but I still feel the same way today. 1S Then we moved to Ohio. ] Your hometown, Bowling Green. The second day that we were there your mother came by and told me that it was a small town, that your father was a prominent doctor, that everybody knew everybody, and that she would give us three days to get out of town so that we wouldn’t disgrace your father, his practice, or your extended family. Bobbi: We didn’t leave. And so they sent me to a psychiatrist to see if they could “fix” me.

We were courting each other from such a long distance, so playing them was comforting. You’re only hearing voices, so I was imagining the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. I was just thinking of all these beautiful scenes and trying to 1S imagine what it would be like to be there. indd 37 7/19/11 3:54 PM ALL THERE IS Isabel: We’d also send each other things we wanted to share, small gifts. ” [laughs] I used to reread your letters a lot, and of course I used the toaster. And then you sent me the salt and pepper shakers from your grandma, too.

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