How It Sounds

How It Sounds To Be 59

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Susan Houseworth Herrel
A plate of apples.
Susan Houseworth Herrel
Susan Houseworth Herrel
Susan Houseworth Herrel
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Click to hear the sounds of Susan's life.

Susan Houseworth Herrel, 59, is a research coordinator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She lives with a 90-pound black Labrador retriever.


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