Interviews with the Elderly from 1929

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Interviews with the Elderly from 1929

Post by donnie » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:25 pm

I found this quite interesting. Many of these people were born in the 1820s and 30s. It's something to see a living link to a time that long ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FE30a4J38Q

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Re: Interviews with the Elderly from 1929

Post by Kitty » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:04 am

Wowww! What an amazing historical document! One of those men voted on the Whig ballot!! :o This was so fascinating.

That man with the hat in the beginning was a riot! He was twirling that beard and the children laughing was a great touch. He seemed to be a really fun man, even in just the few seconds we get to see of him.
I want to hear more of those knitting ladies! I think that was some juicy gossip right there. I wonder what became of that Octogenarian Club?
The man talking about joining the war in 1861 was born in 45 or 46 if my math is correct. It's a bit jarring to hear of how many their company killed, 'no prisoners on either side.' It's pretty funny, he mentions having a good dinner. I wanted to know what they had! :lol:
I love the old-timers dancing! 🙂 I wonder where they are? Is this outside a church or government building? Maybe they had a clubhouse?
That Lydia Stewart I am certain lived to be 102.This is dated October 3, and the lady I found on findagrave was born on October 1st, 1829. She died Christmas day 1931. I believe that man she waltzed with called her 'Mom'... he was really leading!! :lol:
That Daniel Frohman, the theatrical manager, has a Wikipedia page! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Frohman He was an important man in his time!
Galusha Marion Cole was a bit of a 'storyteller' as they say. He claimed to be 103 here, but he was actually born in 1837. In this find a grave link you can see his info written by his great great grandson. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/925 ... arion-cole Cole is the one who says he voted as a Whig.
When I first saw Rebecca Latimer, I pegged her as a hard woman, and reading her Wikipedia page I see that I was right. She was really a terrible person, a huge racist. In this video she is stated as a US senator, but she was only in office 24 hours. I don't want to get too political, but I just want to say that the two parties must have meant different things than they do now. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Latimer_Felton
John Richard Voorhis lived to be 102. Most of these people were accomplished members of the community!
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/429 ... rd-voorhis
For the last man, I didn't realize the first time around that he was saying this was his last run as a railroad engineer, that he was retiring. This may or may not be the same guy. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/844 ... ohn-reilly

Boy, that was fun! I saw it when it was first posted, but I couldn't watch it at the time, then completely forgot about it till I saw it while looking for something else. NEAT documentary!
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Re: Interviews with the Elderly from 1929

Post by donnie » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:08 pm

I'm glad you liked it! :D It's been awhile since I watched this, and I don't remember some of the details—I'll have to go back and watch it again.

Regarding Rebecca Latimer: it's interesting what you picked up about her from the first. I, on the other hand, thought she was rather interesting and charming—until I read the Wikipedia article on her! Yes, I went there for information too, and that changed my opinion in a real big hurry. That woman was awful, indeed. 24 hours was too long for her to be in office as anything. :( It's hard to believe how anyone could be that vicious. Anyway, yes, my understanding is that the two parties are quite different from what they were in the 1800's—in many ways, maybe, the opposite, in terms of liberal vs. conservative? Not sure, but the platforms have shifted.

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