daughter http://kalw.org en StoryCorps: A mother remembers meeting her adopted daughter http://kalw.org/post/storycorps-mother-remembers-meeting-her-adopted-daughter <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before Laurie </span>Brookner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> adopted Kate, she knew her as only as a blown-up, photocopied photograph. On the photograph was a Chinese name: Yu </span>Mingren<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Anxiously, Laurie traveled all the way to </span>Jiangsu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in China to adopt her. Soon </span>Mingren<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> became Kate. As Laurie held Kate in her arms, she was filled with utmost joy&mdash;mixed with a dash of sadness that her daughter would never know her Chinese birth mother. Fifteen years later, Kate and Laurie came to the </span>StoryCorps<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> booth at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Kate wanted to ask her mom what it was like when she saw her for the first time.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:10:31 +0000 Judy Silber 34496 at http://kalw.org StoryCorps: A mother remembers meeting her adopted daughter Flying with Dad: A Father's Day essay http://kalw.org/post/flying-dad-fathers-day-essay <p>I spent most of my childhood up in the air. My dad, Steve, was a pilot. He loved to fly.</p><p>&ldquo;I just loved the feeling of being up in the air,&rdquo; he told me. &ldquo;Kind of above the machines on the ground, that were just kind of crawling along and picking their way. Because you could go anywhere.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 00:22:13 +0000 Julie Caine 12105 at http://kalw.org Flying with Dad: A Father's Day essay