“In his pockets he always kept a handkerchief and a penknife.”

Leonard Carpenter raised his family in Akron, Ohio during the 1960s. He worked as an assembly worker at a tire factory there.

He died in 1999.

That same year, his grandson, Jack Bruschetti, was born.

At StoryCorps, Jack sat down with his mom, Lynne, to find out about his grandfather.

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Recorded in Atlanta, Georgia
Music Info: "Dance of the Peacock Phantom" by Fredrik from the Album "Origami"
Produced by Katie Simon
Facilitated by Stephanie Burton
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