Linda Watley Norris and Pearl Watley Mitchell

Recorded November 8, 2021 Archived November 8, 2021 41:49 minutes
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Sisters, Linda Watley Norris (73) and Pearl Watley Mitchell (78), describe what it was like growing up in Columbus, GA, reminisce about the fun times they had as children, and remember family members who have passed away.

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PWM recalls moving back and forth between Columbus, GA and Andalusia, AL.
LWN and PWM together tell the story of their uncle’s death.
PWM shares the story of her husband’s death.
PWM describes her and LWN’s childhood home in Columbus, GA.
LWN remembers what starting kindergarten was like for her.
LWN and PWM talk about their many brothers and remember those who have passed.
LWN and PWM discuss their parents’ death.
LWN and PWM talk about how smoking cigarettes affected their family.
PWM shares how she met her husband.
LWN and PWM remember their favorite places to visit in Columbus, GA growing up.
LWN and PWM talk about the church that felt like their second home.
LWN and PWM recall visiting their grandparents’ house as children.
PWM describes the horseshoe tournament that she won.
LWN shares information about the death of her great-great-grandfather, Mr. A.P. Watley.
LWN and PWM express gratitude for their home in Columbus, GA.


  • Linda Watley Norris
  • Pearl Watley Mitchell

Recording Locations

Columbus Public Library