All Topic Memories

August 19, 2017
by: jtracy
My name is Belvin Perry, Jr. I was born October 11, 1949 in Orlando, Florida on Holden Street which is now known as Anderson Street between Division and Parramore. [Were you born at home?] Yes, I was born at home. [And did a midwife come from the...
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August 9, 2017
by: jtracy
My name is Kay VanderLey, I was born in Travers City, Michigan. And my name is Betsy VanderLey, I was also born in Travers City, MI. Oral history with Orange County Commissioner Betsy VanderLey and her mother, Kay VanderLey, at the Orlando Public...
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July 16, 2017
by: jtracy
My name is Emerson R. Thompson, Jr. I was born in Jacksonville, FL. I was born and raised there until I went to college in 1966. LISTEN Part I (17:18)                                                      (Text highlights from audio recording.) What...
June 30, 2017
by: jtracy
My name is Jerry Chicone and actually I've carried a junior on my name because my dad had the same name and I was born here in Orlando in the only hospital that was in Orange County and it was called Orange General Hospital. And it wasn't until the...
June 19, 2017
by: jtracy
I was born in a Florida Hospital just up the road here on 17-92 between here and Winter Park, May 26, 1934. And my family, my parents had adopted two children. They were married several years, had no children and then I came along; which they didn't...
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May 25, 2017
by: jtracy
Maury Carter, born in Ferrum, Virginia. My dad was a farmer and a carpenter. We had a small farm, 100 acre farm in Virginia not far from Roanoke. And I grew up on a farm with cows and horses and chickens and all that kind of stuff.... VIEW Maury L....
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April 25, 2017
by: jtracy
  VIEW School Principal, Lino Rodriguez, is pictured first row, far right with faculty.   VIEW Mrs. Orduna pictured with her students.   VIEW Mrs. Scoma and her Pre-Kindergarten Class.   VIEW Ms. Synder pictured with her Pre-Kindergarten class.  ...
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April 20, 2017
by: quinn
April 10, 2017
by: jtracy
Oral history interview with Orlando native Elizabeth Thornton Robinson, (Betty Robinson), at her home on Lake Conway, September 9, 2016. VIEW A view of Lake Conway from the home of Betty and Jim Robinson My name is Betty Robinson, at least that's...
April 10, 2017
by: jtracy
My name is Robert Byrd and I was born in Orlando, actually at my grandmother's house on Cottage Hill Road which was a little rock road off of what we then called the Old Winter Garden Highway... It was just a little bit beyond what I think you now...