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  •  Find a Way to Get Him to Talk, Maybe a Digital (14+ / 0-)

    recorder. Our people aren't with us forever.

    I phoned up my ww2 dad a couple years ago to ask him to record a goofy thing he used to do playing piano, which to my knowledge never made it onto a recording all those years, but found him debilitated rather suddenly with heart failure. He was gone half a year later and we'll never get it done.

    The world of 50 years from now is going to be unimaginably different from the one of 50 years ago. Any stories or interesting knowledge of people from the past ought to be harvested.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 06:22:48 PM PST

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    •  My Dad Is Going To Be Around For Awhile (13+ / 0-)

      but I hear you. He got his PhD at LSU. Harry Williams his major professor (just go Google him). I went there for my MA. We both worked on the same project. Harry William's oral history project. The desire, at the time, to record with audio the voice of folks that might not soon be with us.

      You know people that were born (not when I did it) as slaves. The goal was not to forget what they had to say and it needed to be recorded.

      I don't mean to "steal" this thread, but working with my father on a project to reclaim an entire history of something. And entire history of a place no longer around, but shouldn't be forgotten.

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 06:29:10 PM PST

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