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Richard Coleman

Richard Coleman – Firefighter

Richard Coleman, retired captain of the Dallas Fire Department, relates his career as a firefighter. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Marsha Ring

Marsha Ring – The Book Mobile

Marsha Ring talks about the Book Mobile that she used to visit as a kid. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Allan Cantor – Bayonet

Allan Cantor speaks about his experience with military on the Kent State campus including a Bayonet being shoved in his throat and a group of M-16s being pointed at him. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History

Joseph Berg Jr

Joseph Berg Jr. – Assembling Nuclear Weapons in The Air

Joseph worked in the nuclear industry and was responsible for handling nuclear cores. Assembling nuclear weapons in the continental U.S. was not allowed so they had to assemble the weapons in an airplane over the seas. CLICK HERE to see Joseph’s Short Story on how his grandmother had a unique concern about Joe’s service, in…

Alvie Bell – Bootlegger Grandfather During Prohibition

Alvie Bell’s grandfather was a bootlegger CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Kitty Murray

Kitty Murray – Small Town Relations

Kitty Murray talks about how growing up in a small town means that you’re related to just about everyone. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Nita Mae Tannebaum

Nita Mae Tannebaum – JFK Campaign

Nita Mae Tannebaum campaigned hard for President Kennedy’s election and recalls the day he was assassinated. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ralph Dugger

Ralph Dugger – Social Security

Ralph Dugger processed Social Security applications the old fashioned way. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Pat Quigley-Hired by EMI

How Pat was hired by EMI to get into the music industry and shares some amazing Garth Brooks stories. CLICK HERE to see Pat’s Short Story about how Garth Brooks and Chris Gaines went on Saturday Night Live. CLICK HERE to see Pat’s Short Story about signing Keith Urban and more. CLICK HERE to see Pat’s full…

Erma Thompson

Erma Thompson – Special Assistant to Mary Kay

Erma Thompson was the special assistant to Mary Kay for 30 years. She tells how the famous pink Cadillac came about. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Betty Westbrook

Betty Westbrook – Moving to Dallas

Betty Westbrook remembers her experience moving from a small farm to the big city of Dallas, TX. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Stanley Feld

Dr. Stanley Feld – JFK Shooting News

Dr. Stanley Feld was working with a 28 year old heart attack victim when he heard about President Kennedy being shot. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jay Beck MD

Jay Beck, MD – Fever Therapy

Jay Beck talks about an amazing medical trial he was involved with.     CLICK HERE to see Jay’s story about where he was when Pearl Harbor was attacked and some of the changes the nation experienced in the Short Story- WWII-In The Pacific category! CLICK HERE to see his story about his grandmother refusing…

Ralph Bo McCann

Ralph “Bo” McCann – Cuba

Bo McCann relates his story of sneaking into Cuba and the trouble that it caused with dignitaries and an American spy. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Sydelle Schectman

Sydelle Schectman – Jackie Robinson

Sydelle Schectman’s family owned a candy store in neighborhood where Jackie Robinson lived. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Dennie Lindsey, Jack and Claire

Dennie Lindsey – High School Experiences

Dennie Lindsey talks about her unconventional extracurricular activities during high school; competitive rifle shooting. CLICK HERE to watch the full Kids Corner.

Ormand & Eve Knowles – Johnny Carson on his Way to Burn Down his Apartment

Ormand tells his story about an interesting encounter with Johnny Carson. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History.

Jack Bradshaw

Jack Bradshaw – CEO of Delta Airlines

Jack Bradshaw’s sister dated the CEO of Delta Airlines when he was young and he even took Jack on his first even plane ride. CLICK HERE to see Jack Bradshaw’s Short Story on the Civil War in the Civil War Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about joining the British Royal Air Force in the…

Eli Davidsohn

Eli Davidsohn – Max Factor

Eli came to America alone and wound up working at Max Factor Cosmetics. Little did he know that he would soon be attending the same synagogue as the CEO, Max Factor Jr. CLICK HERE to see Eli’s Short Story on being a young boy during the Bolivian Revolution of 1956 in the General Military Experience…

Jack Melick

Jack Melick – Big Band & Jennifer Aniston

Jack Melick was a big band leader who met many of the famous entertainers of the 50s and 60s. He also has a special connection to Jennifer Aniston. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History