Study Guide: Listening Is an Act of Love

B. Reading the Stories

7. BARB FULLER-CURRY interviewed by her son CRAIG CURRY

Pre-reading statement of opinion:  It is often thought that children cannot appreciate the sacrifices of their parents until they themselves have grown older and have experienced more of life on their own.  Do you agree with the “logic” of this phenomenon?  Why or why not?

Post-reading guided summary:  Describe Barb Fuller-Curry’s attachment to farm life and how her parents displayed ingenuity and wisdom in their lives on the farm.

Personal response:  Write your reaction to one or two aspects of the summary you have written, and try to connect this response to the opinion that you expressed before reading the StoryCorps transcript.