Helen Wahlgren, Julie Sokol, and Cheryl Wahlgren
The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin recently collecting stories from your fellow central Texans. The Airstream has now left town, but we’ll continue airing the stories recorded there every Monday and Wednesday morning here on KUT and archiving them here.
Helen Wahlgren celebrated her 94th birthday earlier this month, but before that, she sat down in the StoryCorps mobile booth to share some memories with her daughter, Cheryl Wahlgren, and her granddaughter, Julie Sokol. Helen told stories about her sister Anna, about growing up in New York, about cooking Polish food, and, in the story we’re sharing with you here, about learning to fly and meeting her husband.