Frank Brechka and Wayne Walker met at graduate school in the 1960s. They remained dear friends over the next five decades. All the while, Frank, who remained a bachelor with no immediate family, shared his holidays with Wayne's family. At StoryCorps, Wayne talked about Frank with his daughter Anne.
Frank Brechta died this August at age 80, after living for years with Parkinson’s Disease.
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Kimberly Sierra moved to Georgia from Puerto Rico as a child. She never imagined that in her new home, she’d come to represent Latino-Americans as Miss Teen Georgia Latina. At StoryCorps, Kimberly, now 18, described her unique position to her friend, Karla Figueroa.
After getting divorced, Nancy Cory Brown stayed in the small Wisconsin town where she’d raised her family. Divorcees were shunned socially and it was a lonely life, but she didn’t think of moving away until she got terrible news. On a recent trip to visit her daughter Allison Brown in Atlanta, she told her story.