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Edna Purcell Bridges

Edna Purcell Bridges – Lost Drawing Book

Edna Purcell Bridges talks about her husband’s drawing book that he left at the camp, where he was a POW in World War II, miraculously finding its way back to her. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History.

Larry Mallory

Larry Mallory – MLK

Larry Mallory was in Memphis when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Walker

Bill Walker – First TV

  Bill Walker’s first TV was the first TV in his entire neighborhood. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Dr George Sibley

George Sibley – Orthopedic Surgeon

George Sibley lost an eye in World War I, and then used the GI bill to go to medical school and become an Orthopedic Surgeon. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bernie Dworkin

Bernie Dworkin – Influential Teacher

  Bernie Dworkin talks about a teacher that helped him through school, and that influenced his life. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ginger Jacobs

Ginger Jacobs – Dallas Jewish Historical Society

  Ginger Jacobs started an archive which became the Dallas Jewish Historical Society. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Irwin Grossman

Irwin Grossman – After JFK’s Assassination

Irwin Grossman received the cold shoulder when he said he was from Dallas after the assassination of JFK. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bernie Dworkin

Bernie Dworkin – Life as an Auctioneer

  Bernie Dworkin talks about his career as an auctioneer and gives an example of his skills. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Anna Margaret Kazee McClanahan – Hospital Bill

Anna McClanahan’s hospital bill was $5.25 for the birth of each of her children. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Terry Teitelbaum

Terry Teitelbaum – Marbles

Terry Teitelbaum talks about a special game of marbles that he played as a child. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ed Thracker – Post College

  Ed Thracker talks about how he graduated college at age 35 with a family. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Lamar Luvvorn

Lamar Lovvorn – One of the First Employees at Frito Lay

Lamar Lovvorn was one of the first employees at Frito Lay which eventually grew to be a Fortune 500 company. He talks about his rise from a renovated office in the former bathroom of a house. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

June Sachs

June Sachs – JFK Motorcade

June Sachs watched President Kennedy’s motorcade travel from the airport to downtown Dallas. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Colleen Boswall

Colleen Boswall – Geophysical Services and Luby’s

  Colleen Boswall worked for the predecessor of Texas Instruments, Geophysical Services. Her family also started the cafeteria style restaurant, Luby’s. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Prindible

Bill Prindible – George Bush Before he Became a President

Bill Prindible recalls the time he met George Bush prior to becoming President of the United States. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Pearl Utay Friedman

Pearl Utay Friedman – Grandmother’s Dream

Pearl Utay Friedman talks about how her grandmother had a dream about her future children. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Helen Wolan

Helen Wolan – Baby Showers

  Helen Wolan discusses modern baby showers and how they were quite different during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Richard Coleman

Richard Coleman – Firefighter

Richard Coleman relates his career as a firefighter. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Boris Gremon

Boris Gremont – The World Wide Banned Vuvuzela

  Boris Gremont shows the “V” instrument and explains why it was banned all over the world. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Colonel Bob Bullock

Colonel Bob Bullock – Next Door Neighbor Nixon

Colonel Bob Bullock and his family lived next door to the Congressman Richard Nixon, who later became President. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History