Burlington Archives - StoryCorps

Christopher Fraser and Victoria Fraser

When Christopher Fraser was 10 years old, he was left him with his grandparents who then raised him. At StoryCorps he talks with his grandmother, Victoria Fraser, about the adjustments he had to make to a new home, and how grateful he is for the many things she has done for him.

Originally aired October 17, 2008, on NPR’s Morning Edition. 

Don Boniface and Ted Kuhar

Don Boniface (left) and Ted Kuhar (right) talk about how their relationship evolved over time. When they first met Don was living with AIDS and Ted had only recently told family and friends he was gay. Don remembers that at one point Ted looked him in the eyes and said, “you know, I won’t hang around for you if you get sick,” but that turned out not to be at all true.

Originally aired May 4, 2007, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Jules Fishelman and Cathy Resmer

Jules Fishelman and Cathy Resmer discuss the time Cathy and her partner, Ann-Elise, asked Jules to be their sperm donor because as Cathy tells Jules, they felt he was “the kind of person that we want our child to grow into.”

Originally aired December 29, 2006, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Sean Plasse and Blanche Podhajski

Sean Plasse talks with Blanche Podhajski about being dyslexic yet still graduating as his class valedictorian. Sean lived in fear that someone would realize how hard he was working to hide his dyslexia. “When you struggle with learning disability, it affects everything in your life.”

Originally aired November 3, 2006, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Bobbi and Sandi Côté-Whitacre

Bobbi and Sandi Cote-Whitacre have been together for nearly 40 years.

The two met when they were very young. As Bobbi asked her partner recently, “Do you remember what it was like when we were 19 and totally in love—and couldn’t tell anyone?”

While the couple knew immediately that they would spend the rest of their lives together, the people around them weren’t so accepting.

Cote_WhitacreOriginally aired October 6, 2006, on NPR’s Morning Edition.