StoryCorps: Childhood

There’s nothing like the joy of childhood. From skinned knees and first loves to teenage mischief and lessons learned, childhood is a formative experience for us all. In this StoryCorps Special, we’ll hear these stories from our friends and neighbors about their own childhood experiences and the memories that have stuck with them over the years. WUGA is proud to present StoryCorps Athens, a collection of interviews as part of a national initiative to record and preserve the stories of everyday people. These stories were recorded in Athens in the StoryCorps mobile booth during the Fall of 2018.

Athens StoryCorps: Childhood

Dec 11, 2019

WUGA presents this hour-long program in the Athens StoryCorps project. Interviews were recorded in Athens in October 2018 and are archived at the Library of Congress. The program was produced by Cathy Bradberry and Morgan Frey.  You can also browse and select from the individual conversations below.

Athens StoryCorps: Faye and Douglas Owens

Dec 11, 2019
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Faye Owens and her husband Douglas talk about their childhood memories. Faye was raised primarily by her grandparents, and in this conversation, she tells her husband all about the mischief she used to get into with them. StoryCorps Athens stories were recorded locally at the StoryCorps mobile booth at the Athens-Clarke County Library in the Fall of 2018. StoryCorps is part of a national initiative to record and preserve the stories of everyday people. All of the interviews were produced locally by Morgan Frey.

Athens StoryCorps: Jamie and Beth

Dec 11, 2019
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In this conversation, sisters Jamie Jedlicka and Beth Thornton talk about memories from their childhood as well. But, the memories they hold are especially important because a childhood accident threatened to ruin Jamie’s memory forever. StoryCorps Athens stories were recorded locally at the StoryCorps mobile booth at the Athens-Clarke County Library in the Fall of 2018. StoryCorps is part of a national initiative to record and preserve the stories of everyday people. All of the interviews were produced locally by Morgan Frey.

Athens StoryCorps:Wanda, Caitlin and Kennedy

Dec 11, 2019
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When three generations of women from the same family get together, there are a lot of stories that they can share about their experiences. That’s just what Wanda Barlow, her granddaughter Caitlin Downs, and her great-granddaughter Kennedy Downs came to do. In this conversation, Kennedy takes the lead in asking her great-grandmother about growing up. StoryCorps Athens stories were recorded locally at the StoryCorps mobile booth at the Athens-Clarke County Library in the Fall of 2018.

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Vivianna-Beatriz Garrett Gama is still navigating childhood as a middle-schooler, so she joined her mom Ashley Garrett in the StoryCorps mobile booth to talk about what her life is like now and what she hopes her legacy will be long after she’s gone. StoryCorps Athens stories were recorded locally at the StoryCorps mobile booth at the Athens-Clarke County Library in the Fall of 2018. StoryCorps is part of a national initiative to record and preserve the stories of everyday people. All of the interviews were produced locally by Morgan Frey.

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