StoryCorps StoryCorps Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Peter Obetz (left) and Jeff Jarrett met in 1998 and are still close friends. Peter was diagnosed with stage IV esophageal cancer in 2004. He was declared cancer-free in 2009. They visited StoryCorps in Kansas City, Mo. StoryCorps hide caption

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Sally Edwards (left), 80, and Lue Hutchinson, 71, visited StoryCorps in Cincinnati. Their sons, Jack Edwards and Tom Butts, are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. StoryCorps hide caption

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Carol Kirsch and her daughter, Rebecca Posamentier, visited StoryCorps in 2008. Posamentier visited again recently. StoryCorps hide caption

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Alexis Martinez (left) worried that coming out to daughter Lesley as transgender would mean giving up any relationship with her grandchildren. But she needn't have worried. StoryCorps hide caption

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Herman Blake, left, and Sidney Blake at StoryCorps in New York. StoryCorps hide caption

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Tim with his father, Keith, and brother Dan (right) at Tim's Place. Dan is the restaurant's operations manager. Courtesy of Tim Harris hide caption

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Luke and Mark Radlinski reunite at the airport after Mark's deployment in 2007. Courtesy of Luke Radlinski hide caption

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