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“We Mesh Together Like One”: A Miami Love Story

In 1971 George Ju was running a Chinese restaurant in Miami, Florida. George was born in China and immigrated to the United States at the age of 10. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he settled in Miami, and this is where he met Angela Rivas.

One night, while attending her friend’s engagement party, Angela met George, who was cooking for the event. George was immediately smitten, and there began their journey of love and laughter.

Angela Ju and George Ju in Los Angeles, California Chinatown, in 1988. Courtesy of MJ Moneymaker.

George and Angela Ju came to StoryCorps, nearly 50 years later, to talk about falling in love and staying in love.

Top Photo: Angela Ju and George Ju at their StoryCorps interview in Spring Hill, Florida on October 21, 2018. By Morgan Feigal-Stickles for StoryCorps.

Originally aired March 19, 2021, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Dr. Pedro Jose Greer and his wife Janus

Dr. Pedro “Joe” Greer talks to his wife, Janus, about how he started working with Miami’s homeless.

Originally aired February 19, 2010 on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Eric Lamet

Eric Lamet and his mother lived as Jewish refugees in Italy during WWII. When the war ended, an Italian court declared his father legally dead, shortly after they got a postcard from him letting them know that he was alive and in a displaced persons camp in Austria.

Eric remembers the changed man he reunited with.

Originally aired March 14, 2008, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Rebecca Katechis and Carolyn Schlam

Sisters Rebecca Katechis (left) and Carolyn Schlam reminisce about growing up in the Bronx surrounded by family. As children they often felt smothered by the crush of relatives, but now they look back on those days with wonder and joy.

Originally aired November 24, 2006, on NPR’s Morning Edition.