History

Bill Norred

Bill Norred – Car Showroom

  Bill Norred’s family owned a car dealership that only had one car on the showroom floor. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Emma Jean Layl

Emma Jean Layl – Growing Up During the Great Depression

Emma Jean Layl talks about what it was like growing up during the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Lenore Farber 2

Lenore Farber – Family Housing in the Great Depression

Lenore Farber talks about how family had to share space during the Great Depression, any way they could. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

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 watch the full Oral History

Bob Warren

Bob Warren – Childhood Presidents

Bob Warren talks about the presidents during his childhood. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Herb Harter – The Plume of an Atomic Bomb

Herb Harter was the co-pilot on the World War II B-24, Jeter Bug. He also witnessed the plume from the atomic bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Jay Beck MD

Jay Beck, MD – Ice-Box

  Jay Beck talks about his grandmother refusing to buy or allowing the family to buy her a refrigerator, since her Ice-Box worked just fine. 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. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Joy McAllister

Joy McAllister – Breakfast with President Kennedy

Joy McAllister’s husband attended a breakfast meeting with President Kennedy the morning before he was assassinated. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Orville Rogers

Orville Rogers – On 24/7 Call to Drop an Atomic Bomb in Moscow

As a Strategic Command pilot Orville’s assignment was to drop a nuclear bomb on Moscow if war broke out. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Mimi Arnoff

Mimi Aronoff – Jack Ruby

Mimi Arnoff saw Jack Ruby on the day that President Kennedy was shot. A couple of days later, Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Patsy Furr

Patsy Furr – Food for Stangers

Patsy Furr talks about how she used to feed a man that wandered around her neighborhood. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Ito Perl

Seinwil “Ito” Perl – JFK Convoy

Ito Perl talks about how he saw JFK go by while he was at work before the President went to Dallas. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

David Romanik

David Romanik – Life During the Great Depression

  David Romanik recalls how different life used to be during the Great Depression CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Colonel Bob Bullock

Colonel Bob Bullock – Father’s Home

Colonel Bob Bullock’s father lost his home during the Great Depression even though he had money in the bank to pay his mortgage. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Marian Kestenberg – The Great Escape

Marian Kestenberg escaped from the concentration camps. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Tina Israel

Tina Israel – JFK Assassination Impact

Tina Israel recounts the tragedy of President Kennedy’s assassination and the impact she felt. 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

Allan Cantor – Kent State Shooting

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

Hurles Scales

Hurles Scales – Forced Integration

Hurles Scales was attending Amarillo High School a year before forced integration. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

June Sachs

June Sachs – President Roosevelt

June Sachs’ father welcomed President Roosevelt to their hometown. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Mark Jacobs

Mark Jacobs – Father’s Story

Mark Jacobs relates his father’s story of surviving the Holocaust. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Richard Aston

Richard Aston – Child Care

Richard Aston gives a new meaning to “child care”, defines “farmed out” and discusses the Great Depression. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Tom Watkins

Tom Watkins – Greatest Invention of His Time

  Tom Watkins considers the self starter in an automobile to be the most remarkable invention of his lifetime. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History

Merle Hacker

Merle Hacker – Family War History

Merle Hacker’s mother’s father was in the Russia-China War, her father’s mother, her aunt, and uncle suffered in the Holocaust and her father and his brothers built a chain of supermarkets. CLICK HERE to watch the full Oral History