StoryCorps Chicago: ‘They Were The First Example I Ever Had Of A Healthy Home’

Tita Mely with Monica Cortes
Tita Mely with Monica Cortes. Courtesy of Monica Cortes
Tita Mely with Monica Cortes
Tita Mely with Monica Cortes. Courtesy of Monica Cortes

StoryCorps Chicago: ‘They Were The First Example I Ever Had Of A Healthy Home’

A few months ago, Monica Cortes tracked down Tita Mely, a woman who babysat for her when she was growing up on Chicago’s West Side in the 1980s. Tita Mely and her partner Tita Emma impacted her life in a positive way. At the StoryCorps booth in Chicago, Monica talked with her wife Barb about Tita Melly, who died earlier this week.

This interview was facilitated by StoryCorps Chicago’s Mary Bess Ser.

Bill Healy produces StoryCorps Chicago for WBEZ and teaches journalism at Northwestern University. Follow him @chicagoan.