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Sharing And Preserving The Stories Of Our Lives

Bud and Jackie Jones after their StoryCorps interview in Tallapoosa, Ga. Kelly Moffitt/StoryCorps hide caption

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Meet The Couple Behind A New Year's Eve 'Possum Drop' In Georgia

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Jeanne Satterfield, left, and Barbara Parham, stand in front of Boston's Pine Street Inn homeless shelter in October, where they reconnected for the first time in a decade. They plan to return to the shelter next week to help out for the holidays. Jud Esty-Kendall/StoryCorps hide caption

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Reconnecting 10 Years Later 'Was The True Test Of Friendship And Time'

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Barnie Botone reflects on his 34-year career on the railroad in a StoryCorps interview in Bismarck, N.D., last month. Camila Kerwin/StoryCorps hide caption

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'The Dark Side Of The Railroad': A Locomotive Engineer's Fraught Legacy With The Rails

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Adam Roseman, 52, and Rick Rosenthal, 66, pose after their StoryCorps interview in Atlanta. Brenda Ford/StoryCorps hide caption

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He Is Jewish, But Being Santa Is His Calling

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Larry Dearmon (left) and Stephen Mills pose on their wedding day at Lake Tahoe in 2013. Courtesy of Larry Dearmon hide caption

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A Couple Reflects On A Loss From AIDS That Brought Them Together

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Roy Daley, 74, with his wife, Ana Smith-Daley, 71, (left) and his daughter, Lucy Figueroa, 41, at StoryCorps in Austin, Texas. Savannah Winchester/StoryCorps hide caption

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'An Opportunity To Be Thankful': Reflecting On A First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

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Kay Lee and John Nordeen, pictured in 1967 during the Vietnam War, met when they served in the same Army platoon. They lost touch after the war, but reconnected in 2015. Courtesy of John Nordeen hide caption

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'I Found The Treasure When I Found You': 2 Veterans Rekindle Bond Forged By War

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Israel Baryeshua, 38, and Tiffany Briseño, 35, at their StoryCorps interview in Denver. Camila Kerwin/StoryCorps hide caption

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'You Want The Best For This Country, I Respect That': 2 Strangers Find Common Ground

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Alan Stepakoff with his son, Josh, in Washington, D.C., for the Million Mom March rally in May 2000, the year after Josh was shot at his Jewish day camp. Courtesy of Josh Stepakoff hide caption

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He Was Shot In A Hate Crime. It Only Strengthened His Judaism

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Jennifer Sumner and her son, Kaysen Ford, embrace at their StoryCorps interview in 2015 in Birmingham, Ala. Christina Stanton/ StoryCorps hide caption

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Transgender Boy Tells Mom 'It Shouldn't Be Scary To Be Who You Are'

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Irakere Picon, 29, and Arianna Hermosillo, 30, on their wedding day earlier this year in Oak Park Conservatory in Chicago. Courtesy of Arianna Hermosillo and Irakere Picon hide caption

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When Immigration Status Puts Couple's Life 'At Pause'

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Melvin Pender receives the hand-off in the 4 x 100 meter relay during the 1968 Olympics, for which he won a gold medal. Courtesy Melvin and Debbie Pender hide caption

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Of Protest And Patriotism: A 1968 Gold Medalist Remembers The Games

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Jamie Topping embraces Duane Topping during their StoryCorps interview in May, at their Denver-based studio. Mia Warren/StoryCorps hide caption

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A Veteran Finds Relief Through Fashion: 'It Was So Much About Finding My Peace'

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Abraham Guzman (left) puts John Torres Jr. in a friendly chokehold at the StoryCorps booth in New York City. Liyna Anwar/StoryCorps hide caption

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'He Was My Hero': Son Remembers His Wrestler Father

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Amina Amdeen and Joseph Weidknecht encourage others to have conversations with people who may not share their political views. Catalin Abagiu/StoryCorps hide caption

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An Unlikely Pair Share A Moment That Goes Beyond Politics

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