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Miami Valley StoryCorps interviews are the result of WYSO’s collaboration with StoryCorps, the national oral history collection project that visited Dayton in the spring of 2010 and 2014. All the Miami Valley StoryCorps segments consist of interviews between two local residents.

Miami Valley StoryCorps: Patricia Bates & Kay Lewis

Patricia Bates and Kay Lewis
StoryCorps
Patricia Bates and Kay Lewis

“George died when he was forty. It seemed like the end of my life. Except, I had seven children and I had show them how you accept things like that.”

Kay Lewis is one of six children. Her father died of kidney failure in 1966 while Kay and her siblings where still young. Kay brought her mother Patricia Adams to StoryCorps. She wanted to learn more about how her mother coped with the loss of her partner and the father of her children.