Reflections of my grandmother on her 89th birthday

My grandmother recounts traveling on the train with her sister by themselves when they were 8 and 9-years-old in the late 1930s; going to college and living in Alberta, Canada; and working at an advertising agency in the 1950s in...

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A variety of topics, including community, socialization, influential relationships, and family history.

The Coal Miner’s Son: A story from Scranton, PA in the 1930s

The son of a coal miner in Pennsylvania tells about life in the 1930s. Living off one ton of coal a year, wearing patched up socks, and helping dad with collecting coal in buckets.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen – Grandma Barb

Barbara Hilbush, my grandma and mother of three, speaks briefly about her experience growing up in a gender defined era, where it was hard for women to embrace independence and courage.

Henry B. Smith’s 1930’s childhood memories of extending July 4th fireworks to year-round explosive adventures.

Recorded on March 28, 2001 by HB Smith @76 yrs old, exactly 10 yrs to the day before his passing.