Denise Keegan and Duane Nycz

Recorded July 24, 2022 Archived July 24, 2022 39:58 minutes
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Denise Keegan (71) and her friend Duane Nycz (62) share a conversation about their bartending and restaurant careers, their families, the COVID-19 pandemic, and Soap Lake, WA, the city that they both call home.

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DN and DK talk about the places they lived when growing up.
DN and DK each share how they began working at restaurants and bars.
DN and DK remember working together at Don's Steakhouse and The Soap Lake Business Men's Club.
DK and DN reflect on what is missing in the Soap Lake community now that Don's Steakhouse and The Soap Lake Business Men's Club are closed.
DK and DN talk about the COVID-19 pandemic.
DN shares his experience caring for his mother while she had dementia.
DN describes what it is like owning an antique thrift store.
DK and DN each remember how they became interested in the history of Soap Lake.
DK talks about her daughters.
DK and DN reflect on how their attitudes toward Soap Lake have changed over time.
DN and DK talk about how Soap Lake is their home.


  • Denise Keegan
  • Duane Nycz

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Natural Medicine

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