Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine, Issue 9, 1991
Project: Glen Bastin's Pondering Kentucky Oral History Project
Interview SummaryDorothy Reeves of Hawesville in Hancock County, Kentucky, talks about her collection of photographs of riverboats and ferries. Jack Foster, who helped get Reeves' pictures on permanent display in a museum, talks about how the museum was once an old city hall and a railroad depot. Mildred Foster gives the history of the museum. Nancy Cameron and Minnie May Henderson talk about the antique organ and other items in their section of the museum. Jack Foster talks about other musical instruments and plays "My Old Kentucky Home" on the harmonica.
Kathy Tobin of Guston in Meade County, Kentucky, mother of twins Kristin and Kasey, talks about her heart transplant a month after having the twins. She was 20 years old. Medicine to halt her premature labor, at 6 months along, deteriorated her heart muscles.
Eddie Miles, from Holy Cross in Marion County, Kentucky, sings and looks like Elvis Presley. He talks about his experiences with fans and quitting his job to pursue performing full time. He also talks about some of his past performances.
Seth Horton, the youngest member of the group Kentucky Country, from Morehead, Kentucky, performs a song on his fiddle.
Tom Edwards, wildlife biologist with the Department of Fish and Wildlife, talks about re-establishing the native river otter in Kentucky. He talks about what eliminated them from Kentucky in the past.
Bobby O'Daniel of Lebanon, Kentucky, does impressions of animals, which he calls "personalities." He performs his impressions of a chicken, a chimpanzee, and a cow.
Bastin plays a recording of a graduation speech at Fort Campbell by General James Parcell to the graduates of the Kentucky National Guard, Morgan's Men, and guardsmen from West Virginia and Tennessee. Mike Stenson, of Glasgow, Kentucky, and Phillip Geralds of Tompkinsville, Kentucky, express their views on the National Guard and being deployed. Charlie Walls of Springfield, Kentucky, talks about send-offs for members of the National Guard planned by community members.
Minnie May Henderson
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Interview KeywordPump organs Premature labor Organ donors Impressions Performers River otters Kentucky National Guard
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