Podcast

Episode 16 – Ann Atkin

Kansas City, MO
Born 1934

“… But we didn’t fly.  I never thought we would.”

Meet Ann, a big band singer from Kansas City, MO, who grew up during the Great Depression.  She is a gifted story teller, and describes the things that she saw while a child.  The dust bowl, poverty, and her dad having to work extraordinary hours to make ends meet.

Episode 6 – Hal Royer

Longmont, CO
Born 1926

“The first airplane I ever saw was an old Ford Trimotor.”

Hal Royer can trace his family back almost ten generations.  He talks vividly about the Great Depression, and what it was like to come up during the Dust Bowl.  After I interviewed him, I drove through the Rocky Mountains and Glenwood Canyon during a snowstorm!