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Norma Wade

Norma Wade – Roughneck Worker

Norma Wade’s father left home after the 4th grade for work in the oil fields. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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

Allan Cantor – Kent State Shooting of 1970

Allan Cantor speaks about how he was supposed to go on a blind date with one of the four students who were shot at Kent State. CLICK HERE to see the full Oral History

Michael Gundy

Michael Gundy – Coma Dreams

Michael slipped into a coma for 4 months when he was sick, but he recalls that while his dreams seemed like real life, they were also very bizarre. CLICK HERE to see Michael’s Amazing Excerpt on how he went to President George W. Bush’s Inauguration in the President Memories Category! CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral…

Connie Rudick

Connie Rudick – Ann Richards

Connie Rudick knew Texas Governor, Ann Richards, in her early years. She also recalls Ann Richard’s speech at their high school reunion. CLICK HERE to see Connie’s Short Story talk about how much the cost of college has changed over the years in the General Subjects and Everyday Life Category! CLICK HERE to watch the…

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

Stephen Tobolowsky

Getting His Big Break

Stephen Tobolowsky talks about the turning point in his career as an actor. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Roy Elsner

Roy Elsner – Al Capone

Roy Elsner grew up in the shadow of Capone’s machine gun. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Betty London

Betty London – Father Hired Pretty Boy Floyd

Betty London’s father hired bandits like Pretty Boy Floyd to construct roads in Cook County, OK in 1935 CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Larry Mallory

Larry Mallory – MLK

Larry Mallory was in Memphis when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. He says the vast presence of the military and police in his neighborhood afterward had a lasting effect on him. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Raymond Lambert

Raymond Lambert – JFK and Dallas

Raymond Lambert talks about President Kennedy’s assassination and the effect it had on Dallas. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Lois Goldberg

Lois Goldberg – Texas License Plate

Lois Goldberg remembers the bad feelings her Texas license plate evoked on a trip to New York the year after President Kennedy was killed in Dallas. 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

Al Golman

Al Golman – Lee Harvey Oswald’s Death

Al Golman was outside the Dallas Police Station and heard the shots when Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald. CLICK HERE to see Al’s Short Story about his brother who was captured by the SS at the Battle of the Bulge, in the WWII – Europe and at Home Category! CLICK HERE to watch the…

Errol Jacobson

Errol Jacobson – Starting Comp USA

Errol Jacobson started a small business, re-selling software to tech companies. His small business grew into Comp USA. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Geoffrey Abbott

Geoffrey Abbott – Trouble in School

Geoffrey Abbott talks about how he and his brother caused a lot of trouble in school as kids. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ormand & Eve Knowles – Working for Mrs. Roosevelt

Ormand tells his story about how he used to work for a dry cleaning service and would personally deliver Mrs. Roosevelt her dresses. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History.

Larry Genender

Larry Genender M.D. – Medicine Changes

Larry Genender compares the practice of medicine in Canada to the US and talks about some of the changes he’s seen during his career as a surgeon. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Nancy F. Holland

Nancy F. Holland – Coal for Hogs

Nancy F. Holland talks about walking along trains and picking up coal to feed their hogs. The coal is used to clean the hogs teeth. 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…