StoryCorps In Kansas City: Laurie Avery & Elizabeth Avery

Nov 23, 2009

Kansas City, MO – The day after Thanksgiving, Americans will be encouraged to sit down to record a conversation with a loved one. It's part of a project by NPR's StoryCorps called National Day of Listening. KCUR is playing stories recorded 3 years ago when StoryCorps visited Kansas City.

Laurie Avery asked her then 21-year-old daughter, Elizabeth Avery, about a time they hadn't talked much about. After high school, Elizabeth spent two years traveling the United States hitchhiking and hopping freight trains.

For more about the National Day of Listening, and tips for recording your family stories, check here.