All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps by Dave Isay

By Dave Isay

StoryCorps travels the United States, gathering and retaining the tales of our lives. every one dialog is housed within the Library of Congress, and lots of are broadcast on NPR’s Morning version, heard via hundreds of thousands of listeners every one week. instructed from the hearts, souls, and lives of person american citizens, those tales make us snort, cry, imagine, believe, and understand that we're all worthy hearing and remembering.

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But reading your facial expression I realized that it probably doesn’t mean the same thing in English. Carol: I decided to give you a second chance anyway. Tomás: This first date was July 31, 1996. Then I returned back to Slovakia. Carol: When I came to Slovakia in January, it was my first trip abroad, and I was very nervous, because we hadn’t seen each other since the previous summer. I thought, What am I doing? I’m crazy! I’m flying halfway across the world to see this guy I haven’t seen for months!

Isabel: You were gradually moving in without me knowing it. You came out to visit me in April. Scott: On the plane back, I just said, This is it. This is the girl. But I didn’t know how to break it to you. How do we make this work? Over the phone I said I’d like to come out there for an extended stay, and see how it works. You were cautious but encouraging, and so I ended up selling everything I owned, pretty much, and drove out in Daisy, my 1966 Oldsmobile, to stay with you. Isabel: It took you almost a month.

That was an army camp then. We were married by the priest who was there at the time, in the chapel that’s long since been torn down—but the marriage lasted. You went overseas soon after and I was already pregnant with our first child. During the war I lived with your parents. They seemed to have a little more than my parents in substance and food and heat and house. When we had our first child, you were overseas. In those days you were real lucky if you could get a telegram, but if you were out in the field, you couldn’t even get that.

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