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‘What I Carried’ Volume Four: Love Notes

In this installment of “What I Carried,” two journalists share stories behind a pair of love letters.

Fi2W’s Miranda Shafer tells the story of an old telegram sent by her grandmother, a fiery, trailblazing woman who left her life in rural Canada to meet the man of her dreams at the top of the Empire State Building. Miranda told the story to Hannah Biskind, legal advocate at the Urban Justice Center and contributor to City Limits.

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Hannah Biskind, in turn, told the story of a love note to Miranda Shafer.  It was from her own grandmother, and it gave her strength when she was far away from the people she loved.

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Check out Volume I, Volume II, and Volume III of the “What I Carried” series, and visit Cowbird to browse the entire collection of stories.  And please consider adding your own story. It’s easy and it’s free to join Cowbird.

Fi2W is supported by the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation and the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation.

AboutFeet in Two Worlds
Feet in Two Worlds brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the web. Since 2005, this award-winning project has expanded the diversity of voices and stories on public radio by presenting the work of journalists representing a broad spectrum of immigrant communities including Arab, Bosnian, Brazilian, Chinese, Haitian, Indian, Irish, Latin American, Pakistani, Polish, and Russian immigrants. Feet in Two Worlds reporters appear on nationally-distributed public radio programs including PRI’s The World, Studio 360, and The Takeaway, American Public Media’s Marketplace and NPR’s Latino USA, as well as on public radio stations WNYC, New York Public Radio, and WDET in Detroit.