So, I’ll be traveling a little to record oral histories with people who knew my grandmother well.
I had the fortune to recorded Irma Bauman 2 years ago. If you don’t know Irma, her and her husband Mordecai (Mordy) Bauman founded Indian Hill Arts Summer Camp and was one of my grandmother’s very closest friends. She’s now 98 years old and when I told her about this project, she was beyond happy.
As Irma has always said to me, “Anna darling, there is no such thing as “very unique”. You’re either unique or your not, but you can’t be “very unique”. Marjorie, was very unique!”
I look forward to following up with her in the next couple of weeks and seeing what she has to say.
For now, I’ve booked my flights and in the beginning of May, I’m heading to Oklahoma to visit my great-aunt, Mary Jo Edgmon. She is Woody’s baby sister. She knew my grandmother very well and when I asked her if I could speak with her, she said, “Darling, I could spend a week telling you stories about Marjorie. I loved her so.” So, I’m very excited to hear those stories.
While I’m there, I’ll also have the chance to sit down and record Ann Guthrie, Woody’s sister-in-law (Roy’s wife) and her 2 children, Marie & Mary Ann.
Let’s get this ball rolling!