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All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps by Dave Isay

By Dave Isay

StoryCorps travels the USA, accumulating and maintaining the tales of our lives. each one dialog is housed within the Library of Congress, and lots of are broadcast on NPR’s Morning variation, heard by means of hundreds of thousands of listeners every one week. informed from the hearts, souls, and lives of person american citizens, those tales make us snicker, cry, imagine, think, and understand that we're all worthy hearing and remembering.

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Tomás: I got immediately interested in you. But because of the cultural difference your perception was a little different. As I learned many years later, you thought that I had some mental disorder. ] Carol: I got the job, and as I was going about my business through the kitchen, you just kept staring at me. You wouldn’t stop looking at me! You were this scrawny guy with great big 1S blue eyes looking at me all the time and never saying anything. indd 29 7/19/11 3:54 PM ALL THERE IS Tomas: As I learned many years later, you thought that I had some mental disorder.

So I just kind of smiled at you once in a while. It was your job to make the pancakes every morning. One day you made me these pancakes in the shape of hearts. I knew something was up, and I tried to talk to you, but you didn’t really talk back. I didn’t know that you didn’t speak English. Tomás: I was speaking English. Just my English wasn’t as good as it should be. Carol: But obviously, we did find some way to communicate, and we both realized that we kind of liked each other. Our first date that summer was in Madison.

Recorded in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on September 5, 2008. indd 28 7/19/11 3:54 PM TOMÁS KUBRICAN, 32, interviews his wife, C A R O L M I T T L E S T E A D T, 3 1 Tomás Kubrican: I was a student in medical school in Slovakia on a visit at the United States to learn about America. I worked at Paul Bunyan restaurant, and you picked the same place for your summer job. Carol Mittlesteadt: I saw you on my interview. I walked through the kitchen to meet with the owners, and I saw you standing there. You were this kind of skinny guy with a big apron around his waist, and you were sorting silverware in the kitchen.

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