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The Adventures of a Stubborn Grandmother

From StoryCorps, a funny, poignant interview between a strong-willed woman, her son, and her granddaughter.

 

Kay Wang was a strong-willed grandmother who was reluctantly taken to a StoryCorps booth by her son and granddaughter. Though Kay resisted, she still had stories to tell—from disobeying her mother and rebuffing suitors while growing up in China to late-life adventures as a detective for Bloomingdale's department store. Kay passed away just weeks after that interview, and her son and granddaughter returned to StoryCorps to remember her gentler side, which she kept to herself.

 


Video created by StoryCorps, a nonprofit oral history project that records and shares the human story.

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