Thursday, May 05, 2011

No More Questions!

StoryCorps, an independent nonprofit, offers all of us the chance to record stories from our lives (in conversation with friends and relatives) before it is too late.  Since 2003, more than 30,000 such conversations have been collected and preserved by StoryCorps at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.  StoryCorps provides the participants with a free CD copy of the recording for sharing with others, and some of the recordings are featured each week on NPR's Morning Edition.

This newly completed video is presented just in time for Mother's Day and to bring some well deserved recognition to this amazing project.  Anyone interested in recording the life stories of their own loved ones should go here for more information about how to get that done.

No More Questions! from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

Kay Wang, a feisty grandmother, was pretty much dragged against her will into a StoryCorps booth by her son and granddaughter. Though reluctant to be there, Kay still had stories to tell — from disobeying her mother and fending off her many boyfriends while growing up in China to adventures as a store detective for Bloomingdale’s. Kay's sassy personality and sense of humor comes shining through!

StoryCorps also offers a special Mother's Day Book of its own:


  1. The video really did a wonderful job in capturing this woman's personality...she was quite a character.