Monday, November 14, 2011

Oral History

This is a great video of Novinger, a little town on the west side of Adair County.  My Croatian Grandparents Kazimir and Dragica Blaskovic (Kaiser and Dora Bloskovich), who arrived in 1908, lived there in 1910 when my Aunt Mary was born.  My Grandfather worked the coal mines until he could no longer do so. For many years, Novinger was quite the boom town.  Those days have long passed.

I am reminded that we have many Elders in our midst.  Somebody oughta be walking around with a tape recorder.  Those memories, the affirmation of them, and the Elders who hold them are treasures.  Like Mother said over a year ago: "Don't wait too long."

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