When Chloe Longfellow was 3 years old, her father died, forcing Chloe’s mother to take on a variety of jobs to support her family. Chloe began spending a lot of time at her grandparents’ home, becoming especially close with her grandmother, Doris Louise Rolison.

Chloe, 32, came to StoryCorps to remember her grandmother and the life lessons she learned from her while they cooked together in Doris’ kitchen.

Chloe’s story is one in a series of real-life stories presented by StoryCorps and Upworthy reminding us #WhoWeAre—everyday Americans speaking to our best selves.

Listen to Chloe’s original StoryCorps interview.

StoryCorps and Upworthy, the mission-driven media company that reaches more than 200 million people each month, have joined forces to launch #WhoWeAre, a campaign to share the stories of everyday Americans, build compassion, and offer hope to a divided nation. #WhoWeAre calls on Americans to reach across perceived divides and listen to one another.
Learn more about the campaign.