When The Tooth Fairy Overbooks, Helpers Step In Lisa Ray doesn't have many strong memories of her father — he died in 1971, when she was just 6 years old. But she does cherish one episode that reveals a lot about him.
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When The Tooth Fairy Overbooks, Helpers Step In

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When The Tooth Fairy Overbooks, Helpers Step In

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STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

It is a Friday morning when we hear from our series, StoryCorps. This project is traveling the country to record people talking about their lives and loved ones. Lisa Ray stepped into a recording booth in Norfolk, Virginia because she wanted to share a particular memory of her father.

M: You know, that story - I've held onto that all those years because my dad kind of messed up. It was my chance to see him as a human being and it made me really happy that I had that one solid memory. I think every kid needs to see their parents as a human being.

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INSKEEP: Lisa Ray in Norfolk, Virginia. He interview will be archived, along with all StoryCorps interviews, at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The podcast is at NPR.org.

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