Oral History Project

About my Grandma: Marilyn Harris

When were you born?

I was born on September 20, 1947.

Are there any stories that were associated with your birth?

My mother actually dragged her bed outside on the porch and slept outside the day before I was born

Are there any special memories of your grandparents or great grandparents?

We always went to my grannies house on christmas eve and did firecrackers and sparklers. My great grandma also always mad tea cakes.

What responsibilities did you have in the home?

I had to help with housework and hang clothes on clothesline.

What games did you play as a child?

I played hopscotch, jump rope, jacks, and dolls.

What did your mother and father do in their free time?

My parents played dominoes and checkers.

How did you and your spouse meet?

We surprisingly meet on a blind date.