Barbara Handelsman and Aaron Handelsman

Growing up, Barbara Handelsman often felt out of sync with her family.

At StoryCorps, Barbara, 80, talks with her grandson Aaron, 20, about how the two of them have always had a special relationship that includes unconditionally accepting each other for who they are, and finding adventures to go on together.

Barbara passed away two years after this interview was recorded.

Originally aired October 11, 2013, on NPR’s Morning Edition.