Sharkskin Suit

September 15, 2005

(WBEZ/file)

Tom Brenner left home in the fall of 1963 to attend North Texas State University and study jazz. It was there that he met his future wife, Texan Karen Brenner, who brought him to the MobileBooth to talk about the things they've learned so far in life. Needless to say, Tom and his friend Dick were in for a surprise when they first arrived in Texas.

They were recorded in the StoryCorps MobileBooth when it visited Chicago in 2005.This story originally broadcast September 15, 2005.