Swat Storytime: Jacob Oet ’16 Discusses Childhood and Memory

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Jacob’s story – click to listen

Welcome to the eighth installment of Swat Storytime. This weekly feature showcases student, staff, and faculty voices, each sharing a brief, personal story in audio form.

Above is a link to a story told by Jacob Oet ’16 about childhood, memory, and family. A vivid incident in his youth turns out not to have made an impression on Jacob’s parents. Jacob discusses remembering and forgetting, and he portrays the beauty of these moments that have past.

If you have a four to five minute-long story you would like to share, please email aholtzm1@swarthmore.edu to set up a recording time.

Photo courtesy of Jacob Oet ’16


  1. So terrific – thank you, Jacob, for telling this story and thank you, Abby, for collecting these stories!

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