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Michael Gundy

Michael Gundy – Bush Inauguration

Michael Gundy went to President George W. Bush’s Inauguration and visited the White House 5 other times. CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about the Dreams he had while he was coming out of a coma and a funny experience he had in the General Subjects and Everyday Life Category! CLICK HERE to watch the…

Bill Wilhoit

Bill Wilhoit – President Truman Shooting

Bill Wilhoit heard the gun shots fired in an attempt to assassinate President Truman.CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Bill Prindible

Bill Prindible – President JFK and Roosevelt

Bill Prindible was abroad during the assassination of JFK and then he recalls where he was when he learned that President Roosevelt died. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Joan Genender

Joan Genender – Turning the Corner

Joan Genender’s mother always told her that one day she would turn the corner and meet a special person. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jeremy Butler – Deployed in the Middle East

Jeremy Butler, a Navy soldier, discusses his deployment in the Middle East, in which his crew was one of the maritime escorts through the Persian Sea prior to the invasion of Iraq.   CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about his wife working for Michelle Obama! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story on the George…

Rachel Amado Bortnick

Rachel Amado Bortnick – American Culture Shock

Rachel Amado Bortnick talks about when she immigrated from Turkey, and how America was not what she had expected it to be. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Josephine Cook

Josephine “Jo” Cook – Raising 21 Kids and Uncle Alvin York

Jo Cook’s mother raised 21 kids, and Jo’s uncle was Sergeant Alvin York. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Barbara Schmidt

Barbara Schmidt – Limited Career Opportunities for Women

Barbara Schmidt remembers a time when women had limited career opportunities. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Wesley VanPelt

Wesley “Wes” VanPelt – Premature Birth

Wes VanPelt was born prematurely and weighed 3 pounds at birth. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Marna Brown

Marna Brown – Snow Days

Marna Brown’s school principal in North Dakota did not believe in snow days. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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John Niland – Mafia

John Niland met with the son of an infamous Mafia boss who later did his friend a favor. CLICK HERE to see John’s Short Story on how pro-football athletes are remembered in the Professional Sports Category! CLICK HERE to see John’s Short Story on his career with the Dallas Cowboys in the Professional Sports Category! CLICK…

Charlene Mallory Turner – Hangings in the 1930’s

Charlene describes what happened when she was forced to view hanging bodies in her town of Oxman, Mississippi. Click HERE to watch Charlene’s Featured Short about what life was like when your mother owned a one woman school house in the 1930’s. Click HERE to watch Cherlene’s full Oral History

Pat Quigley-Chris Gaines on SNL

Music executive Pat Quigley talks about how Garth Brooks and Chris Gaines went on Saturday Night Live. CLICK HERE to see Pat’s Short Story about 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 signing Keith Urban and more.…

Dr George Sibley

George Sibley – Orthopedic Surgeon

George Sibley lost an eye in World War I which caused him to lose job opportunities, so he used the GI bill to go to medical school and become an Orthopedic Surgeon. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Robert Kennard

Robert Kennard – Nearly Drowned

Robert talks about narrowly escaping a drowning accident when growing up in Ohio. CLICK HERE to see Robert’s Short Story about an unlikely event that almost ended his military career in the WWII – Europe and At Home Category! CLICK HERE to see his Short Story about the greatest inventions of his time in the Great…

Fonda Schepps Arbetter

Fonda Schepps Arbetter – Schepps Dairy

Fonda Schepps Arbetter’s Great Grandparents came from Russia and recreated their Schepps Dairy company in Dallas, TX. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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

Herb Weitzman

Herb Weitzman – Real Estate

Herb Weitzman recounts how he got started in his real estate career. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History