Record Your Story
You can record memories and stories through the project's voicemail.
Record a story up to five minutes long (if you need more time, call back)!
Stories recorded through our voicemail might be included in the project website.
See below for story ideas.
Ideas for Stories About the Neighborhood
What words would you use to describe your experience living or growing up in the Central Area?
Describe businesses you remember that are no longer in the Central Area. What role did they play in your life?
Describe neighbors & family who are no longer in the Central Area. What role did they play in your life? Where did they go, why?
How have your relationships with your neighbors changed over time? What are some ways that you used to interact with your neighbors?
What did you used to do for fun in this neighborhood? How has that changed?
Describe people you remember as mentors or leaders in this neighborhood. Where are they now?
Describe specific experiences you have had living in the Central Area that stand out as fond memories for you.
Describe specific experiences you have had living in the Central Area that stand out as difficult memories for you.
What are important lessons you've learned living in the Central Area?
What are some things you think the rest of the city should know about the Central Area?
Describe examples of community-building that you remember from your experience living in the Central Area.
What is/was the hardest thing about living in the Central Area?
What is/was the best thing about living in the Central Area?
If you no longer live in the Central Area, why did you leave, and where did you go?
If you no longer live in the Central Area, what are reasons that you come back to the neighborhood?
Ideas for Stories About the Red Apple
Describe specific experiences you've had at the Red Apple that you might not have at other grocery stores.
In what ways will your life be different when the Red Apple is gone?
Describe relationships you have as a result of the Red Apple - people you know through the store who have changed your life.
Are there products that you can only find at the Red Apple? Where will you get those products when the store is gone?
Talk about people you know who have left the neighborhood but who still come back to shop at the Red Apple.
Describe specific things that the Red Apple community has done for you or your family.