Family Tales Across Generations

Listen: <b>Web Extra:</b> Albert Kahn, 90, Tells His Wife, Doris, about His Childhood at Coney Island

Listen: <b>Web Extra:</b> Nate Herschberg, 82, Sings a Childhood Yiddish Song for Nephew Marc Albaum

Listen: <b>Web Extra:</b> Rita Giordano, 77, Tells Daughter, Teresa, How She Would Like to Be Remembered

In her recording, Beverly Shakin shared a story about her first romantic encounter. hide caption

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An Indian immigrant recalls his first restaurant meal in America. A 77-year-old woman tells her daughter how she'd like to be remembered. A mother shares a romantic secret with her son. Those are a few of the stories shared in oral history recordings at the StoryCorps booth in New York City's Grand Central Terminal.

On Morning Edition, NPR's Renee Montagne listens to some samples with David Isay, of Sound Portraits Productions, the project's creator.

"You always think, 'I should interview my grandfather [or my] grandmother but I don't know how to do it or I don't have the right equipment,'" Isay says. "And then the years go by and they pass away and you kind of regret it. This project is about making sure that that doesn't happen anymore."

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