Growing up rural in the 30's

Growing up on a farm, getting a pilot's license, and getting the family together for Christmas are just a few things discussed in this nostalgic interview.

2 Jenny Rask Interview 3/4 of Father Gene Rask about the births of his brothers and their relationship with their father.

Jenny Rask: 2020-08-25 Jenny Rask (49), Interviews father Gene Rask (88), about the births of his brothers and their relationship with their father growing up in Butte, Montana. Gene talks about his father's advice to his children, his parenting style...

My grandpa’s story about living through the depression and overcoming hardships.

In this interview, conducted on November 30, 2017, in Arab, Alabama, Adrianne Smith (16) interviews her grandfather James Hendrix (81) about what life was like in 1930s Fayette, Alabama. He talks about how he lived through the depression and how...

Shirley Lowe and her great nephew Andrew Cook talk about growing up in the Great Depression

In this interview, conducted on November 22nd 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Andrew Cook (17) interviews his great aunt, Shirley Lowe (80) about her childhood during the Great Depression and how the world has progressed. She also talks about the technological...

The great thanksgiving listen

My grandmothers life in the country. She talks about how she lived, what her parents were like her views on god. Also she shares some childhoods stories.

Christmas in the Mountains

This is an interview with our 93 year old grandmother about her life growing up in the mountains.

Jenny Rask Interview 4 with Father Gene Rask. My dad's Father's education and political views. Family life in Butte.

Jenny Rask: 2020-08-30 20:10:01 Jenny Rask (49) talks with father Gene Rask (88) about his own father's political views and how they developed. His father's personality and education. Advice his father gave him. His father's ambitions and work in Butte,...

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.

Mom’s Early Childhood

Martha Carroll, interviewed by her son Steve, in December, 2019 about her memories of fairly early childhood in Lexington Virginia.

Interview with Grandma Mary

Asked my dear grandma questions about her childhood, her family, how she and my grandpa met, and who's made an impact on her life. Transcript (Translated into English, some parts paraphrased): Joanne: Hi, my name is Joanne Chua. I am...

Interviewing Grandpa: Forrest L. Smith discusses his childhood

This is my first interview of my grandfather, Forrest L. Smith, born September 30th, 1929 in Atlanta, GA. He discusses growing up in the Druid Hills neighborhood and his happiest and saddest moments.

Learning Nana: An Afternoon With Diane Walker

A Nana tells her grandson what it was like growing up in the country and city during the Second World War, being Black in segregated America, and other challenges she faced later in life.

When in a hurricane…

Louis Guarinello talks about his life from his childhood in the 1930s, his time in the Navy, and what it was like to live in New York in a recent immigrant Italian family.

Two Southern Childhoods, One Beautiful Love.
November 4, 2019 App Interview

Amanda Sauvie (44) sits down to interview her grandparents in McKinney Texas. Max (91) and Patsy Carpenter (89) share stories of their Southern childhoods in the 1930’s and recall memories of their parents. Patsy recalls her childhood in Warren, Arkansas...

John Bipes

Dad’s life growing up in Southern Minnesota, Being drafted into the military police, his young married life and his growth in the Lutheran faith.

Life as a woman in the 1930s

An interview with Mary Drewes on her mother’s life as a woman, wife, and mother in the 1930s.

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.

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...

Crossing the Sea: An Interview with Abel Friedman

I never how much my grandfather’s identity as an immigrant affected his whole life. On December 27th 2019 in Sanibel Island, Florida, my grandpa Abel Friedman (83) and I discussed his childhood immigrating from Poland to the US. Abel talked...