WBEZ | monahan http://www.wbez.org/tags/monahan Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Camping trip ends in tragedy http://www.wbez.org/series/storycorps/camping-trip-ends-tragedy-107578 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/RS7288_storycorps kathleen photo-scr (1).JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Kathleen Monahan met her future husband, Tim, after he left the seminary.</p><p>Kathleen: Dad (her husband, Tim) was in the seminary, and he came out. I saw him walking, and it sounds really hokey, but I looked at him and I thought, &ldquo;Oh. That guy could be the father of my children.&rdquo;</p><p>And he was. The couple, who both worked in the social services, married and had five children who all grew up to be teachers.</p><p>When their youngest child was ready to go off to college, the couple decided to grab a few days together, and went off on a camping trip. They enjoyed a beautiful lazy day, until another car ran a stop sign.</p><p>Kathleen: The next thing I know, someone&rsquo;s pounding on the window saying, &ldquo;This one&rsquo;s alive.&rdquo;</p><p>To find out what happened next, and how the family coped with it, listen to Kathleen and three of her children telling their family&#39;s story in the audio above. They shared their story at the new StoryCorps booth at Chicago&#39;s Cultural Center.</p><p><em>Katie Kather is an arts &amp; culture reporting intern at WBEZ. Follow her @ktkather.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Fplaylists%2F6250422" width="100%"></iframe></p></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/storycorps/camping-trip-ends-tragedy-107578