For our last day we just hangout with Paul and he helped me get more information for the art portion of the project. He also showed us some pictures and had a few more stories to tell. I have enjoyed this project and think it will be cool to give our elders the final product.
Do you think that him showing you those image was a good way to connect with his memory? Just like the music did.
For our last day, I am disappointed that I didn't know it was the last day. Knowing I was already behind I pushed for some broader interview questions, to try to wrap up the filming of our project. And me and george did very well, in our conversation with her during the interview. I feel I got to expand upon topics more because I was, more engaged in the subject. but in the end I thought this was a very fun project and a very unique opportunity. Just being able to go to some of these people and get to know their lives made it very fun. Over the duration of the project I got a learn a lot of things about Sherry. Like that she wanted to be an opera singer. And she was quite a troublemaker as a child. I wish we had more time to do more interviewing and just understand they are more but I feel we already got time now a great deal about her enough to make a good video.
For our last day, we had to re-film chapters 9-12 because I wanted to see if how smoothly it would go with Mikey. It went well, and I had a lot of fun learning about what Lou did when he was younger. I thought that the fact that he was a merchant marine during the war really cool, and I thought that Lou was a really interesting person and I'm going to miss talking to him. I know we are going to show them the final product, but I had a lot of fun talking to Lou and getting know him. I think that this project was tons of fun, and I am never going to forget this experience.
Adrien, your paragraph really moved me. I think you got a lot out of this project. Keep up the stellar work.
Yea it was really fun for me as well to see how these people look at life!
Really good reflection, I really liked how you included facts about his life in it as well. Fight on.
I'm so glad she was really cool.
I agree I thought that this project was very fun, it's funny how we tend to forget about the elderly and push them aside but once you get to talk to them and hear their stories it's could change your perspective of older people
I agree It was a really fun experience.
Our last day at Brookdale was very emotional for our buddy, Irene gave us a lot of little details and how they effected her as a person. Irene will be someone I admire for a long time because of her strength. She recently lost her husband and to reflect on that to the camera is a incredibly difficult and is just one example of her resilience. She also talked about World Ward Two and the impact it had on her and her family. Today was by far my favorite day because of little of detail she got into and made all of the chapters tie together.
My brookdale buddy, went through her husband dying also and reflected on it too. I found it crazy, because being able to be open like that with people you barely know, takes a lot of courage.
I was really disappointed that Ann and Bill were at a doctors appointment today. Of course there health has to come first, but I missed them a lot.
Yeah my buddy was gone too, I'm bummed I never really got to say bye to her.
When my buddy was sick last week I was pretty crushed, too. I don't know how I am going to feel next week!
You'll see them at exhibition hopefully!
We filmed around the residential and it was very very cute and interesting to see them in their every day lives an what they do at the home
I think that will provide some awesome footage for filler clips in your video component and will help it visually!
Today we finished up our filming, and we played some music for him. Overall, I loved this project. Our buddy had a lot of interesting stories he could tell, and he taught us a lot of things.
i'm glad you were taught some things and loved the project and heard cool stories
Today was a very interesting day with padie, because of course it was the last one and on top of all we also got recorded by NBC.
Unforunately we lost our two last chapters so that we had to repeat it today.
The most interesting part but was the part where we asked her again about the experience she had with music. Now after we learned a bit more about how music connects to people, the story how she first got interested in Music (singing).
I already wrote this story in the second Communication cornor post but I want to repeat it again.
The first time she got interested in singing was in a senior-home.
She was standing in the middle of all the seniors and the most of them had altsheimer.
Her task was to communicate with the seniors and so she started to sing.
The reaction of the senior that she described where exactly the same as we saw in the movie, or maybe even a bit more trastical.
The seniors started to sing with her even the perasons that were speaking-disabled started humming the melodie.
Unfortunately this was the last session with paddie, but I am looking forward to meeting her again on our exhibition.
Today was my last day getting to talk to Dorothy in the interviewing process, it was a bittersweet experience. I really was going to miss Dorothy and all of her stories but I was also really thankful for this experience, she had enlightened me in so many ways. She has taught me that traveling is one of the most important things I could do in my life, that it is the only thing I could really do to find myself. I think the moment I will most treasure is a moment that happened today, Dorothy started talking about how she would have liked to be an actress and singer because she did all the school plays at her high school. When she talked about this part of her life you could see her whole mood transform to a different person, she was confident and more enthusiastic. Seeing her like this made me more comfortable to open up to her about my life, I told her that I did community theater and I have been doing it since I've been 7. She smiled and asked if I wanted to know the reason she did theater, she told me that when she was on stage she was more confident because she was playing a different person, a totally separate human being from who she is. I couldn't contain myself, I was so amazed, those were the exact same reasons I did theater, once I told her that I really felt that I had a new found connection with her. I am going to miss Tuesdays with Dorothy, she has really helped me and I can only hope I have helped her in the same way.
That's so great that you had such a deep connection with your buddy!
Today we filmed some chapters that had somehow gotten lost. We played Mary some of her favorite music. She made a list prior to our visit of her favorite bands and songs and we looked them up on a phone and played them for her. She was amazed at how we had gotten the songs soo quickly but was more focused on the songs that she was listening to on the headphones that I brought for her. We really enjoyed this last session with Mary and can't wait to show her our final projects at the Exhibition in a few months. It will be really exciting, especially if the news team comes! This is a great project and I have learned a lot from Marys knowledgeable perspective of life!
How great that you brought her headphones!
It is really cool to see how you were able to take something from the documentary, Alive Inside.
I think that it was really inspiring that you were able to use an idea from the documentary and have it work out for you.
Today my Brookdale buddy had to go to the doctors, so my group and I just filmed around Brookdale and tried to conduct mini-interviews with people we saw. Sadly, everyone we asked to interview said no so we mainly just filmed around wherever we could. However, I got to learn a lot from Rosalie in the interviews that I did get to conduct with her. She taught us that you should always follow your dreams and not let anyone stop you. I am so thankful to have met Rosalie and I will carry what she taught me for the rest of my life.
Oh I am sorry. This was the last chance to see them. :(
I'm sorry. It's good that you still learned a lot though.
I am going to miss Helen so much! She is such a kind woman, and I have really enjoyed getting to know her! As I've mentioned, she always emphasized the importance of loving everyone and keeping an open mind. I have trouble always being nice to everyone, so this was a very important piece of advice for me to hear. She also told us how fun skiing and flying were, which made me want to try! She told us at the end of the visit that she loved us and wanted to see us again! This made me tear up! To think that this woman felt so strongly about us after such a short amount of time was so heartwarming. I feel the exact same way! I am planning on visiting her again at some point, both to get some more footage (candid shots) or just to keep her company. Helen is the bomb! :)
That is so sweet, that Helen made such a connection to you guys. Please go see her again. There needs to be a way for all of us to stay connected with our buddies.
That's so awesome that you had a good relationship with your buddy! I also thought it was amazing how kind our buddies were to us
Today was a fun and productive day-our Brookdale buddy, Mary, was very happy to see us! We spent our time with her re-filming chapters 1-4 due to the qualtiy of the origanl film.
Because last week Mary was only able to recall one song, we brought in a list of the 1950s Billboard top 100 songs. My group and I looked up the songs on Youtube and played them for her to see if they spurred any memories. We were able to collect 15 songs that can put on her life album. Mary sang along to the tunes and seemed to really enjoy herself. We learned an exciting tid-bit about Mary today-SHE HAS MET ELVIS! She attended many of his concerts when she was young. I plan to continue visiting Mary!
I think it's really cool how you just brought a collection of popular songs to help out her memory!
I cant believe that today was our last visit...time goes bye so fast omg! I really enjoyed working with Nancy, she was so easy going and positive. Today we refilmed some of our lost footage, which took up a good 15 minutes. And after we looked at some of Nancy's favorite songs, to go along with the documentary we went we played them. And Nancy came to life! she was singing, dancing, the whole deal. It was quiet the experience! It didn't bring back so much memories but it did bring back the emotions of her child hood and growing up. Im so glad that i got to see that first hand, there's a difference from watching a video and having that experience first hand!
I know what you are saying-my buddy's eyes lit up with excitement when we played her songs as well!
I think it's amazing to hear the positive response you were able to get out of your buddy from playing music, Ichy.
In our last meeting with Mary Lindley, we had to re-film some of chapters 1-3, and although it was boring going through the same questions again, we did learn a lot more about her. As we got into the music section, she opened up a lot. She told us she didn't remember any specific music that she liked, all she told us is that she went to a lot of shows in chicago and they had a big record player in their house. We pulled up a top songs of the 50's and played a couple, and she started moving her feet and singing along as if she never forgot this whole time. It was really amazing!!!
That's beautiful, that she still remembers that music.
Sadly my groups buddy ended up in the hospital on the second week and stayed there. so we did not get to film her at all instead we walked around filming the scenery and other people interviewing their buddies. I still enjoyed the whole experience.
Joe has become so much more comfortable with us over the course of this project. At the beginning, he was very stiff and formal and our group got the distinct impression that he was not fond of us. However, he has started to open up more and shown that he does indeed have a sense of humor. Today, he was very understanding of the fact that we had to redo our first four chapters and actually went more in depth with new information that we didn't know about before. He told us that he was a rebellious, crazy teenager. However, when we asked him for an example, he said that he had hitchhiked home from a picnic, which is apparently scandalous behavior. Joe also talked about how he was very excited to come to our school's exhibition of the Tuesdays With Story project. After talking to him for several week, I am starting to think that Joe was just like Jack is. That is both cute and scary, because they are so identical. Overall, I enjoyed talking to Joe and wish that our burgeoning relationship didn't have to be cut short.
Sadly Rosalie wasn't able to be there today, she had to go to the doctors office. I understand that her health is very important, but I'm sad that I didn't get to say thank you and goodbye for all of our meetings. However, instead of the meeting we went around and got footage of the retirement home and tried to interview people, but couldn't get any volunteers. Anyways today was still a good day for Tuesday with Story.
Filming went well today, we mainly took pictures of some photos he had for us and filmed him giving a brief explanation of each. Even though he didn't act too excited during the project, we could tell that he was by how he started writing out what he was going to tell us and got the pictures for us to include. I think he's really going to like our final products and I great time working with him. He was so kind and humble and really taught me a lot about working hard because he worked hard when he was young so he was able to travel all over the globe and was able to retire early. He also talked about the importance of being honest and those qualities got him far in life too. I'm so stoked to have done this project and I can't wait to give Paul the final art pieces!
It's so cute how he had pictures for you guys!
For my groups last day we had to redo chapters 9-12 and even though we had already heard everything she had already said. It was still amazing to know that she has remembered so much and has so much to tell and share. Mary is an amazing women and I can only imagine from what she said how sad,joyous, and exciting her life has been. Our group was also able to show play her some of her favorite songs. She didn't give as good of a reaction as we had thought, after watching the video. She still was very happy to hear some of her favorite songs again and I could tell she was very appreciative. I hope after this project is over she was as happy to be interviewed as it was for me to interview her.
So the filming went really great today, we got tons of her poems and even a tour of her room to see her pictures. I got a hug from her too!. I will miss her and I really enjoyed this project. She seemed to enjoy us seeing her and getting her story out there. After watching that movie it kind of opened my mind to why we are doing this project. I really hope she likes our final art pieces and the video. Going to miss going to see her :(.
I agree, I wasn't really passionate of this project until we saw the film, and I just like Dammmmmmmm
I had a lot of fun with this project! At first our brookdale buddy, didn't really seem to be really happy at first. It didn't take long at all to realize why she had been like that. Then realizing all the tragedies she went through I felt really bad for her. I started to not feel bad for her when I noticed that she had been doing awesome for how old she might be and all the things she went through. Today was awesome because she got to read a lot of poems we only heard about, but now got to hear, and we got to know about all the missing pieces to our puzzle. She also went on to tell us how much she cares about us. After watching the documentary, I felt bad for her and realized how awesome what we are doing is. I felt really bad leaving her, so I told her I was going to go back and visit her.
We should go back and visit Phyllis! I also liked the way that you described her as a resilient lady.
The final day of talking and filming with my Brookdale buddy was very fun and emotional in a way. I also got the chance to ask have a little lasting fun with her. There was a time when i set down the camera and sang while she played the piano. Ive learned to much during this project, Ive learned that i can still be fun while I'm old. Ive also learned that i need to experience and do things while I'm young. I strongly recommend this project for the future.
Today was really exciting for me, especially with the folks from NBC. I made a list of questions that I was really excited about, and I think they turned out really well. Out of all the sessions, I'm proud to say that this one was probably the best. We talked more generally here, instead of doing chapter by chapter questions. Her biggest advice seemed to be this: find true love. No matter the question I asked, she would find a way to bring things back to her late husband, who is her greatest friend even as she lives alone.
The thing that made me most happy was when the reporter said that I was a good interviewer. It was an enormous compliment to come from someone such as her.
Lucas- I think it's great to see how prepared you were. I think it's really funny and meaningful that she was able to somehow steer all of her responses towards "true love."
Phyllis was super cool, and my group and I learned a lot from her. I think the last day was extremely sad but this was the day that we got to interact with her on a more personable level. We got her to read some of her poems and played music that she liked and I think it made her happy. When she listened to the songs she said she could recall certain memories, especially from her wedding. While I think it is sad that we won't see Phyllis again maybe when we give our Brookdale Buddies their footage and art components we will be able to see them again.
Its cool to see how you and your group were able to get a really good experience from these interviews.
Today my brookdale buddy Doreen was feeling better and recovered from the flu. I was so happy! We got to finish chapters 9-12. We filmed in her apartment and her cat was so welcoming and curious about us today. Last time we saw the cat she ran away and hid to not be seen again. I'm sad about it because this is over, we probably wont see the cat again which is sad because she just got used to us. I hope that I'll see Doreen again though. Abby and I were talking at lunch about how we'll miss our person and she said lets go visit them and of course I was like that's a great idea. My buddy gave my group a list of about 10 songs she liked and we thought that would be the perfect soundtrack playlist. I was surprised at her list because she had said she likes classical music but then we saw like the beatles and elton john and that kind of stuff and her son has like 6 guitars 2 of which are gibson les pauls which are like crazy expensive. I had so much fun today :)
I must say that the overall experience of visiting Brookdale has been an amazing experience. I was able to see other people and their experience with the people who lived there. Today, I followed my group capturing footage of other people and their daily lives at Brookdale.
I was glad to see my Brookdale Buddy today, I wasn't able to see her last week because she was sick, so I was excited to meet with her once again. Helen taught me to always be happy and to be thankful with what I have in my life. She always explains how important her family was to her. Her life was filled with joy and happiness, due to the fact that she used be a pilot and travel around the world with her husband by planes! I love that she is capable of doing things that other elderly people can't do. It is very impressive, especially at her age being 95. Its been a wonderful time hanging out with Helen, she is a very loving and caring person. I will never forget her experiences that she had throughout her life, she will always be a big part in mine.
Filming at brookdale was a very interesting experience. I learned a lot about my Brookdale buddies life and the things that he had gone through. It was really interesting to hear some of the things he had done in his life, especially his experiences in world war two. Overall I really enjoyed the project and on the final day of filming we got to hear our Brookdale buddy play some music on the piano and see how he reacted to his favorite music. I was glad that we were able to do this project and I think that the footage and films are going to turn out really good. Despite a few problems with transferring the footage, everything went really well.
I'm really disappointed that today was our last day, since the few times we went to Brookdale went by WAY too quickly. In the beginning of the project, Paul seemed a little hesitant about giving details to us, but by last time and today, he was very comfortable, and he seemed to enjoy having our presence. Today, we mainly took photos of and learned about each of a whole group of pictures he had gathered to show us. Even though Pul isn't too boisterous or loud, I think he shows his enthusiasm in his appreciation, and his actions (which is something he told us about in the life lessons/words of motivation chapters).
I can't wait for the exhibition so that we'll be able to present all of our hard work to our Brookdale Buddies, and I can't wait to see the impact that it makes for them and their families!
I'm so sad i missed the last day with Nancy!!! She was a great woman and was so modest about her amazing experiences. She traveled the world and that is something i strive to do, and she loved to dance! I thought that was amazing. Her husband sang and danced as well, i think music and dance really shaped her life, and i can relate because i know music has shaped mine! Hopefully the last meeting went well for my group and i'll have to catch up with them on what new things they discovered with Nancy! Hopefully tomorrow because i think i'm feeling better... after 4 1/2 days -___-
It's sad that today was the final day, but I learned a lot about my buddie and I have a different view on life in a way. I've heard so many things about after you grow up and some say friends are important or that high school doesn't matter but my buddy told us that education is what really matters when your in your 80's. Another thing she shared with us today were her favorite music back then and still is today and I thought that was really cool because I wonder when I'm her age what music I will still remember? Our final film day was just going over one of the chapters because we needed to re-due one and I loved how excited she got when she was telling us the stories shes had. I thought this was a really cool experience and a eye opener to what I should value more in life.
I was only able to chat with my Brookdale Buddy twice, seeing as I was absent once and the other time he was sick! Even though I spoke with him very little, he gave such vivid and fascinating storied that I feel that I have almost known him for years.
Today's setup went flawlessly, and we were quickly on our way to his room with another group, for they were interviewing his wife. The other group took the room, and we set up in the hall. We blasted through all of our remaining chapters, and even had some time at the end to show his some music. Our buddy was a dream to work with and I am glad that I was able to spend this time getting to know him!
Today my brookdale buddy had to leave right as we were getting there. This wasn't to big of a deal for my group because we had all the video that we needed. This changed are whole plan for the day. We were going to be asking extra questions but it changed to going around brookdale and getting different videos of everything that was going on there. I think that this worked out really well for us because we were able to get a couple extra videos clips that we can include in our interview. I also can see these clips really helping the people who are watching our interviews have an understanding of where are brookdale buddies live.
My last day at Brookdale with my buddy Janet was wonderful. Filming at Brookdale for the last time was emotional for me. I met one of the most strong and healthy elderly citizen I know. Since the beginning of our interview till the last day, Janet Brown always collaborated with us nicely making sure she cover up most of our questions. Every time we arrived at her home, she always greeted us with a big lovely smile. When sharing her multiply stories with us, she often quite said something that impact me, that I will apply and carry out in my life. I recognize Janet for being such a energetic, loving and outgoing person. Janet has demonstrated the principle value of life "Cherish each and every moment, even when times might get tough." Never let anything stop you, because that person wouldn't like seeing you sad as well.Instead they love to see you willing too be an over achiever, that is in search of their own pursue of happiness.
Our last day with mary was very fun we got to see her wild side we played quite a few older songs for he and took in all of her wonderful reactions. she is such and animated woman when shes excited about something. we did have to refilm our first few chapters at the same time which was a bit monotonous but it was worth it.
My last day with Irene was a lot of fun, we talked a lot about how World War 2 impacted her and her life. She made a couple of hiccups (during one moment she said she had a concentration camp right outside her home town in Kentucky) and had a lot to share about her husbands military experience. After a while she started to go on and off-topic where we managed to get more about topics she couldn't remember much about previously. All in all it was quite a fun day even if we did have to say goodbye.
This past few Tuesdays spent with my buddy has been a heartwarming experience. My buddy Tom was a awesome engaging buddy, I had the privilege of interviewing. I am going to miss his funny stories and the passion and love he had for his family. He made the last day worth while, and always had something funny to say. Even though I had known Tom for a short period of time I felt that I had grown closer in a way.
For our last day with Chaikie we mainly just went through some questions we missed in the earlier chapters. Because we got through all the chapters we got to have a more one on one with Chaikie rather than just sticking to the questions. The filming went a lot more smoothly than it didid in the past. I feel like we were more comfortable with her and more prepared if there were any technical issues. Chaikie is a really motivational person. One her main life lessons seemed to be to persevere, and live life to the fullest. I'm really glad I was able to meet someone as bright and cheerful as her through this project.
On our last day, I very much enjoyed talking to Irene again. She was happy to see us, we had fun and I will honestly miss talking to her. She smiled when she saw us and that made me happy. She's gone through so much in her life and I've learned a few things from her experiences that I will take with me beyond this project. All throughout the day I kept thinking of what will happen when I get older. What will happen to everyone I know at this moment? What kind of life will I have? What kind of person do I want to be? What will my story be like? I'm scared but I'm excited. Life's full of twists and turns and things will happen unexpectedly and I need to be ready for whatever comes, find something that truly makes me happy and make that a part of my life every single day like Irene did with the pipe organ. I'm grateful for being able to do this project, I've never done anything like it and in my past 6 years at high tech, this is one of the projects that really opened my eyes and made me realize where I am in life and what goals I need to set for myself. :)
So today, last day. I was not bummed out, I felt like Dorothy wanted us to leave but that's probably just me. Anyways I might miss Dorothy but at the same time I don't know her. Though I have heard her story, I felt that I don't know her as much. So what I learned from her is that sacrifices must be made to protect those we care, Dorothy had the dream of becoming a teacher and was going to attend a high end school but due to the depression she couldn't and helped her family instead by not going. At the same I saw what I didn't want to do, and that was giving up my goals, I understood her situation and all hope seemed to be lost at the time of the depression, regardless she should have continued to dream to one day become a teacher. She also seemed to love celebrities more than she love herself , and how you can love someone else if you can't love your self. She is influential in both the success she had and the mistakes she has made.
Today was a last day with Brookdale budies.For that occasion Rena made cookies for Doirne but she did not wnat them We filmed 9-12 chapters because last time Dorine was sick. She was talking about words of wisdom and music. She made a list of her favorite songs.That was amazing. She said that we are going to see her again. We learned a lot of from her and her life. I wish we had time to play some music for her like on the movie.
Today was the last day with the brookdale buddy. For me it kind of made me feel sad since we got to hear their story and now it is like we will never see them again. But I am glad I got to hear about their experiences and maybe I can learn from them. It was interesting to hear what life was like back then too. On the last day we filmed chapters 9-12 because they were sick on the last visit. Strangely she was more quiet today and had trouble remembering things. Overall I think this was a cool experience that I can learn a lot from.
Today was the last day interviewing our Brookdale buddy. I really liked this project. I learned a lot from my Brookdale buddy, and she learned a lot from me. My Brookdale buddy was very engaging, and always happy to have us come talk to her. She really liked to listen to Elvis Presley music. It was fun learning about her stories that she had back then. I'm glad that we got to do this Brookdale buddy project.
My last day of filming went great! We finished a bit early because we did not have too much content to cover, but my Brookdale Buddy Karen was so sweet and told both Kevin and me that this was a "true joy" and she can't wait to see us again. How kind! I think this project has been a complete success, and now we get to move on to editing!
Our last day at brookdale went really well!
We were given the opportunity to touch back on the previous chapters since most of that footage was blurry. This particular interview seemed to be more interactive and engaging. My buddy really liked the Beatles so throughout some segments of the interview we were playing "hey jude" in the background. This was hands down such a great experience and I'm thankful for being able to touch back and learn from someone else's experiences
Our day with May was a lot of fun. At first we didn't think that we would be able to see her because we were told that she was sick but she had improved a lot and was able to see us. We were able to finish off the chapter we weren't able to get to and have her elaborate on some memories she wasn't able to recall in past interviews. The only other questions we asked we so that Jonathan can complete the memory box he is making. Those questions included what music she listened to and asking her to describe her children. We ended up finishing early and were able just to casually talk with May instead of bombarding her with questions. At the very end Ms. Chavez came in and we all had a lot of fun just sitting around and talking. It was really nice actually getting to have a two-sided conversation with her.
The last day at brook dale was extremely interesting because tom was getting interviewed by NBC and they filmed me filming him and the camera was just set up and recording on a tripod and so It was kind of awkward because I wasn't sure what to do so I acted like I was really into making sure the camera was recording perfectly so they didnt just film me standing there. I really enjoyed toms last story or two and he seemed sad that the project was over. Overall I feel like he really enjoyed the project and is excited to see the final product.
It was kinda sad leaving my Brook dale buddy. Somehow i drew the conclusion that they genuinely looked forward to us coming over every week. Jim Purcell is lonely, the only connections that he has to the outside world is his tv and his computer. His family doesn't visit him. I try to imagine what its like living in a retirement home. When i was little i always wanted to live in placed like that, it looked so nice. But whenever i am in his small space i feel this sense of isolation. His window has a view of our lunch place and he says he would look through it from time to time. I wonder what it makes him think.
For our final day of being with our Brookdale Buddy, we took a few videos for filler parts/introduction. We also recorded some of his favorite songs and interviewed him on one or two more questions. We plan on going back one more time to get some good shots for the intro.
On our final day, I got to have my possibly final talk with Sheri. We talked more about her childhood, family life and early marriages and about how she related to her children. What footage we got should be enough but I must admit we have been having problems the last few times because she's been away eating and it feels rude to take her away so we only get half the period to film, combined with the fact that she skipped one day entirely for a doctors appointment and it makes it the case that we don't have much footage. Going back on our own time would be awesome.
But despite all that, she's been really nice to us. She told us stuff which seemed very deep and personal to her and these made me feel like she trusted us and enjoyed conveying her story.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.