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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

Bill Leodiker

Bill Leediker – Cost of a New Model T Ford

Bill Leediker remembers how he paid $4 for his first car in the 1930s. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Adolph Word

Adolph Word – Old Car Brakeman

Adolph Word’s family moved from West Texas to San Antonio in 1934 and he was given the job of brakeman for their car during the move. He talks about making the journey with using a rock as his car’s brakes.   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

Marilyn Tonkon

Marilyn Rolnick Tonkon – Interior Design

Marilyn Rolnick Tonkon turned her passion for interior design into a 45 year career. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Gigi McWhirter

Mary Gene “Gigi” McWhirter – Growing up with Steve Martin

Gigi McWhirter grew up in Waco, TX, the same place that Steve Martin grew up. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Andre Lepine

Andre “Andy” Lepine – Playing Outside

Andy Lepine recalls a time when kids played outside for 12 hours a day and shared freely. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Karen Glanger

Karen Glanger – First Experience in America

Karen Glanger’s talks about her first experience in America. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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.

Jim O'Neill

Jim O’Neill – Meeting Senator JFK

Jim O’Neill recounts meeting President Kennedy when he was still a US Senator, and then later reacting to his assassination. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Freedom-Meeting Nelson Mandela

A conversation with Nelson Mandela influenced his life.   CLICK HERE to see Freedom’s short story about going to court over a grade. CLICK HERE to see Freedom’s full Oral History.

Kim Sullivan – Musical Memories

Kim Sullivan reminisces getting her first Viola, working with different composers, and recording music.

Carol Alkek

Carol Alkek – Private Van Cliburn Concert

Carol Alkek had a private concert from Van Cliburn. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Phyllis Somer

Phyllis Somer – Eyeglasses Assembly Line

Phyllis Somer’s father pioneered the assembly line production of prescription eyeglasses. 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.

Jo'An Bernhard

Jo’An Bernhard – Accomplished Pianist

Jo’An Bernhard was an accomplished pianist in high school. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Pauline Barr

Pauline Barr – First Telephone

Pauline Barr talks about the first telephone her family had. CLICK HERE to see her Short Story on her family house getting electricity and using the radio in the Great Inventions Category! 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

Esther Bramnick

Esther Bramnick – Marina Oswald and Missile Crisis

Esther talks about how she waited on Marina Oswald at the Nieman Marcus department store. She also talks about the Cuban Missile Crisis. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Cynthia Mondell

Cynthia Mondell – Producing Documentaries

Cynthia Mondell and her husband have produced and distributed many documentary videos for TV, museums and private clients. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History