Virginia Eickholt interviewing her Grandmother Joan Rayl

This is an interview between myself, Virginia, and my grandmother, Joan. We are interviewing from her hometown of Decatur, Alabama over Thanksgiving break. We discuss everything from childhood, to advice, to regrets.

Cathie Hancock and Brenda Ford

Cathie Marie Hancock (63) tells her conversation partner Brenda Ford (52) about her experience of motherhood and her family.

Walt Drake, longtime Decatur community leader, interviews John Weitnauer, Jr., 97 years old, who grew up and raised his family in Decatur.

John H. Weitnauer, Jr., 97 years old; Walk Drake, 79; longtime Decatur friends. Walt interviews John about his family's arrival in Atlanta and Decatur and John's experience growing up in Decatur, attending Decatur schools, and providing leadership in the Decatur...

Bennie Cade, Lacrecia Cade, and Bendrick Cade

Bennie Cade (66) tells his children Lacrecia Cade (45) and Bendrick Cade (39) about his childhood in Atlanta and working his way up to owning three full-service car washes.

Interview between Julie Barefoot and Jason Barefoot

Jason Barefoot speaks with his mother about their most fond memories of Decatur, what makes someone or something "quintessentially Decatur" and, how Decatur has informed their life experiences.

Brenda Ford and Alison Hopkins

Alison Hopkins (27) speaks with her friend and co-worker Brenda Ford (52) about her life during the COVID-19 pandemic, her return to school, and finding her life partner.