StoryCorps: Passion for Mechanical Engineering
Posted on December 13, 2008 Comments (5)
StoryCorps is an effort to record and archive conversations. NPR plays excerpts of one of the conversations each week, and they are often inspiring. They are conversation between two people who are important to each other: a son asking his mother about her childhood, an immigrant telling his friend about coming to America, or a couple reminiscing on their 50th wedding anniversary. By helping people to connect, and to talk about the questions that matter powerful recording are made. Yesterday I heard this one – A Bent For Building, From Father To Daughter:
Anne loved to take her things apart. It was mostly her toys — until the day she took a clock apart and spread its contents out.
When her father asked what had happened, his daughter answered, “Oh, I took it apart. Daddy fix.”
And as her dad put things back together, Anne would sit by, watching intently to see how things were made. “Did you ever notice that I always followed you around the shop, watching?” Anne asked Ledo.
“I thought there was a magnet hooked up to me and to you.”