Ice cream trucks, baseball games, barbecues, summer love … everyone’s got their own sweet memories from sunnier months. Luckily, the StoryCorps Archive is full of stories about lazy summer afternoons and reflections on seasons past, so we rounded up some of our favorites… (turns out our participants really, really love baseball). Listen to some of these incredible tales, get inspired, and go make some new memories this summer!
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Allan Ganz has been an ice cream man for over seven decades. At StoryCorps, he reminisces with his wife, Rosalyn, about his sweet career.
In 1943, Anthony D’Andrea was a kid on a mission: to get the signature of every team member of the Yankees.
One summer evening, Jay McKnight was singing acapella with his friends and caught the ear of a girl named Andrea. The rest was history.
Throughout his 43-year long career as a beer vendor for the Baltimore Orioles, Clarence “Clancy” Haskett has brought energy, athleticism, and cheer.
Walter and Babette Sonneborn, who have been married for 67 years, tell their niece Ellen Bettmann about the summer they met at a mountain resort.
As a girl, there was nothing Kay “Tubby” Johnston wanted more than to play little league baseball. This is how one kid’s love of the game changed everything.
Hunny and Elliot met in the summer of 1946… and so did their identical twins. The two pairs of twins got married in a double wedding, and after sixty-one years of marriage, Hunny and Elliot sat down to share some memories.
May Herlands and Sheila Lepelstat met at summer camp when they were 12. Now in their 70s, they’ve remained friends and talk on the phone everyday.
Sister Vincent Cecire, 94, shares how she fell in love with baseball and how she and her friend earned the nickname “the Nuns of Summer”.
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