“I'm always perfectly free to be me.”

Growing up, Barbara Handelsman often felt out of step with her family. But she has always had a special connection with her grandson Aaron.

When she was 80 years old, she and Aaron came to StoryCorps to talk about their relationship.

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Barbara passed away after this interview was recorded.

Recorded in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Music Info: "Angelic wolf" by Ears from the album Sea Legs.

Produced by Katie Simon
Facilitated by Kate Brown
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