Thursday, March 02, 2006

Danny and Annie Perasa, Lovebirds 4Evah

Off-Track betting clerk Danny Perasa passed away last week, but despite suffering from pancreatic cancer, made the trip a few weeks ago with the treasure of his life, Annie, to the StoryCorps oral history booth at Grand Central Station in New York City. The booth was dedicated to them with a special plaque. They recounted the tale of their first date, where Danny quipped:
"If we're going anywhere, we're going down the aisle, because I'm too tired, too sick, and too sore to do any other damn thing."

Annie tells about the love notes he left her: guys, once you hear this, you'll never be at a loss about what to put in a love letter again.

Listen to their story and others here. The StoryCorps is a national project to record Americans' inspiring stories and create an oral history. They are traveling throughout the country recording interviews between family members and friends.

Learn how you can participate in this extraordinary project. NPR (National Public Radio) and The American Folklife Center/The Library of Congress are their national partners and you can have your interview archived at the American Folklife Center if you wish.

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