Dolores Sheff and Nancy Jones

Recorded August 28, 2023 Archived August 28, 2023 50:29 minutes
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One Small Step conversation partners Dolores Sheff (63) and Nancy Jones (70) discuss voting for different parties, but sharing many common interests and opinions around being compassionate towards others, education, money in politics, abortion, gun control, anti-depressants and joy.

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Dolores Sheff and Nancy Jones both enjoy talking with different kinds of people and were looking forward to an OSS conversation; it was Dolores' birthday and her present to herself.
Nancy reminisces about moving around a lot as a child and being around lots of different kinds of people before landing in Louisiana.
Nancy and Dolores discuss vocations available to them as women when they came of age in the 70s and 80s. Nancy went into teaching but would have enjoyed being an engineer. Dolores felt free to pursue medicine.
Dolores wishes politicians were more accountable to their campaign promises.
Nancy tends to vote Republican, but tries to vote for the person, not the party. She laments that more often she's voting against a candidate rather than for a candidate.
Nancy talks about her book club and socializing in the retirement complex where she lives.
Dolores reflects upon the importance of education and listening. She thinks television encourages fighting and anger.
Nancy talks about treating people with kindness, issues with immigration in South Texas, the churches doing most of the work to help people and how there are good Republicans and Democrats we don't see on television.
Dolores laments the over influence of money in politics. Dolores and Nancy discuss the pay of politicians and teacher pay.
Dolores and Nancy discuss their fears, namely abortion and the state of healthcare for women. Nancy talks about guns in Texas and the problems with armed officers and teachers in schools.
They talk about how suddenly death can come.


  • Dolores Sheff
  • Nancy Jones

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