Stories from Somers

Stories from Somers

Created by Docjoba il 28/09/2011
Interviews made in Somers in 2009

4.2 min
Maureen had a beautiful childhood in New York City. She played in the streets with her brothers and sisters and made a lot of friends. Once the city was safe and they could go to the movies or a play late at ni...
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4.9 min
Somewhere along the line Maureen got the bug to travel. She had great times on her travles. In particular, she speaks about her travels to England and Ireland.
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3.4 min
Maureen had a wonderful childhood. She describes the games she used to play in the city and in the countryside. She remembers the day when her family bought their first TV: it was a Sunday and everybody was exc...
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1.2 min
For ten years Maureen practiced Irish step dancing. Her grandfather, who was originally Irish, insisted on it and paid for the lessons.
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1.6 min
Maureen worked at Reader's Digest for twenty years. She remembers the owners who were very kind to their employees.
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3.6 min
When Maureen was young dating was innocent and simple. Recently she visited her old neighbourhood and was surprised how everything was smaller than she remebered...
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4.5 min
Maureen's parents owned a grocery store in New York when she was a child. She was helping at the store and learned how to cut butter right to the ounce.
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1.5 min
Maureen talks about her reaction to two events: the Moon landing and a 24 hour blackout in New York.
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6.8 min
Even though she was very embarassed about moving to the Bronx Zoo with her family when she was a child, Kathleen grew to love it. It is a place of many beautiful memories: there she met different famous people,...
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2.8 min
Kathlleen fell in love with her husband while she was selling souvenirs in the Bronx Zoo. At the time the Zoo was her home, the fact that was a bit embarrassing to explain on their first date and to his Italian...
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3.6 min
Kathleen remembers the penny candy and other sweets from her childhood. Why did children steal empty soda bottles from their parents and why did Kathleen and her sister want to become Jewish, find out in this v...
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3.1 min
When Kathleen went to school the teachers were much stricter and the parents, unlike today, didn't have much to say aginst them. She went to a catholic school, where every morning a nun threw holly water on her...
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