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Catherine, Barney and Charlie Giesen

Posted on · Catherine Giesen has experienced a lot during her life. She admits the greatest personal moments were the marriage to her husband of 55 years and the births of her three sons. She's outlived her husband and her youngest son. Her surviving sons, Charlie and Barney, make the most of this interview and capture, in great detail, the significant moments in their mother's life.

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Michelle Milton

Posted on · Michelle Milton was a survivor long before Hurricane Katrina threatened her world. Michelle served her country in the U. S. Army. She lived in many parts of the world all while caring for two young sons. Once her Army service was completed, she came home to New Orleans where life would be simpler. It was, until Katrina.

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Roberta Keys Torn and Susan T. Young

Posted on · Roberta Keys Torn is the sole surviving sister of the Keys quadruplets, born in Hollis Oklahoma on June 4, 1915. The "Keys Quads", as they were called, were the first known quadruplets of the same sex to live into adulthood. She recounts her unique story with her daughter, Susan Young.

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Raymond Gayle III and Anna Pearl Barrett

Posted on · Anna Pearl Barrett could accurately be described as a "renaissance woman". She's the granddaughter of Virginia slaves who founded the northeast Harris County community of Barrett Station. She's an author, an educator and speaks several languages. Anna Pearl Barrett is a citizen of the world and in her StoryCorps interview, she opens her treasure chest of wisdom.

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Gregory Black

Posted on · When Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, Gregory and Cheryl Black were hunkered down in their small two-story wood-framed home. The wind broke a few windows and the flood water consumed their first floor and all its contents. That loss was significant, but what Greg lost six months after Katrina would be irreplaceable.

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Geoff and Darcy Casavant

Posted on · Geoff and Darcy Casavant have learned a lot about the science and the odds of human procreation. In their ten years of marriage, they've battled infertility and have known the heartbreak only known by parents who've had miscarriages. Despite their pain and frustration, the Casavants have a special reason to remain hopeful.

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Susan and Charles Elder

Posted on · When Charles Elder was a child, his biological father left the family. Years of searching eventually proved fruitful and Charles was able to discover why his father left and what became of him. Charles also found dozens of relatives who now make his family whole again.

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Sandra Auzenne

Posted on · Sandra Auzenne was a bus driver in New Orleans and for several days following Hurricane Katrina's landfall, she shuttled evacuees from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Little did Sandra know that she was also in the midst of her own life changing evacuation.

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Pat Colletti and George Barajas

Posted on · 8 1/2 year old George Barajas is a curious boy and is quite the inquisitor during his StoryCorps interview of his grandmother, Pat Colletti. Her life growing up on a farm was of particular interest to the Houston Museum of Natural Science's "Kid Curator."