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6 days 6 hours ago Oral History Interview with Larry Grimes

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 really need another mouth to feed, but what can you do. And, it was tough. My dad had a shoe business going in Winter Garden and had to close it because people couldn't pay for what they were buying. And he lucked out and got a job with Yowell...

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2 weeks 1 day ago "30 Minutes with Mable Dillard Grimes" by her son, Larry Grimes

Early times in Winter Garden... "30 Minutes with Mabel Dillard Grimes," 8/10/1892 to 12/4/1983 as conducted by her son Larry Grimes.

Listen as he recalls the interview in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Larry Grimes at the Orlando Public Library on February 20, 2017.

LISTEN Part IV (15:05)

I transcribed a record of her that I made in 1977. At the time she was 86 years old, but bright mind. And she could remember intricate details of growing up in Winter...

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1 week 3 days ago Mable Dillard of Winter Garden

Mable Dillard, born in Winter Garden in 1891.

Dillard Street in Winter Garden is named after her father, J. L. Dillard, who owned a home and property in the area of what is now downtown Winter Garden.

Listen as her son, Larry Grimes, describes a week at the family fish camp with his mother in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Larry Grimes at the Orlando Public Library on February 20, 2017.

LISTEN Part I (20:08)

$100 Lot on Lake Butler

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1 week 3 days ago Mrs. Biggers's Kindergarten Class, 1939

Jerry Chicone is pictured center and Larry Grimes is third from the left in this photo of Mrs. Bigger's kindergarten class in Winter Garden, 1951.

Mrs. Bigger and her husband owned the kindergarten and the theater in Winter Garden.

Listen as Larry Grimes describes working with Jerry Chicone on preserving the history of Winter Garden in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Mr. Grimes at the Orlando Public Library on February 20, 2017.

LISTEN Part IV (15:05)...

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2 weeks 1 day ago Mrs. Cora Johnson and Larry Grimes, circa 1940

Mrs. Cora Johnson holding Larry Grimes of Winter Garden, Florida, circa 1940.

Listen as Mr. Grimes recalls his wonderful caretaker in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Larry Grimes at the Orlando Public Library on February 20, 2017.

LISTEN Part III (14:15)

Cora Johnson

I had the fortune of being raised by my mother and my father. My mother, because she had adopted two children, and then I came along, I don't know if my grandfather stepped in,...

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1 week 6 days ago Allen Mason Grimes and his three brothers

Allen Mason Grimes pictured on the far left and his three brothers who were dirt farmers, all born in the 1850's - 1860's.

Listen as his grandson, Larry Grimes, describes growing up in Winter Garden in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Larry Grimes at the Orlando Public Library on February 20, 2017.

LISTEN Part I (20:08)

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...

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1 week 3 days ago Lakeview High School FFA Quartet 1951 State Champions

Larry Grimes is pictured to the far left in this 1951 photo of the local Lakeview High School FFA Quartet from Winter Garden, Florida.

The quartet won first place in the state of Florida in 1951. The photo was taken in Ocala.

Pictured from left to right are: Larry Grimes - realtor, LeRoy L. B. Hucklebee - pool man, Dr. John Arnold - cardiologist, John Sewall - Orlando attorney.

Larry Grimes describes his first dentist visit to Dr. Arnold, John Arnold's father, in this...

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1 week 3 days ago Dillard's Orange Grove

The Dillard family in horse carriages in the Dillard family groves.

J. L. Dillard and his wife are pictured on the far right.

Bob Waterman and Gladys Dillard Waterman are pictured in the carriage on the left.

Mr. Dillard was born in Virginia in 1858.

Dillard Street in Winter Garden is named after him as their home was on Dillard Street.

Listen as Larry Grimes, grandson of Mr. Dillard, talks about his family history in Winter Garden in this excerpt from an...

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1 week 3 days ago Winter Garden Orange Groves

A photo of an orange grove in Winter Garden from the archives of Winter Garden realtor, Larry Grimes.

Dillard Street in Winter Garden is named after his grandfather, J. L. Dillard.

Listen as Larry Grimes talks about his family history in Winter Garden in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Mr. Grimes at the Orlando Public Library on February 20, 2017.

LISTEN Part IV (15:05)

West Orange Trail

The wonderful trail that they have out there, the...

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1 week 6 days ago The Dillard Family

J. L. Dillard pictured with his wife, Mattie Showalter, and their children, Marvin Dillard, Mable Dillard, and Gladys Dillard, far right. Mr. Dillard was born in Virginia in 1858.

Dillard Street in Winter Garden is named after him as their home was on Dillard Street.

Listen as Larry Grimes, grandson of Mr. Dillard, talks about his family history in Winter Garden in this excerpt from an oral history interview with Mr. Grimes at the Orlando Public Library on February 20, 2017....

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