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Senior Voices: John Johnson

Jul 12, 2018

This week on Senior Voices, John Johnson remembers a rich period in Dayton music history, and working in concert promotion back in the 1960s and 70s. One venue he worked at was the Palace Theater, which stood across North Main Street from the Victory Theater. John shared his story with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Liz Anderson.

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Senior Voices: Mary Jane Martin

Jul 4, 2018
Mary Jane Martin
Senior Voices

This week on Senior Voices, Mary Jane Martin talks about her early life in rural Alabama, and has some good advice to pass on to her grandkids. She shared her story with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Cynthia Wallace-King.

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Senior Voices: Bobbie Murphy

Jun 27, 2018
Bobbie Murphy
Senior Voices

Many Dayton area residents have warm memories of Old River Park, the 45 acre recreational area created in 1939 for NCR employees and their families and friends. Bobbie Murphy grew up in East Dayton, and she remembers going to Old River. She spoke with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, David Murphy, who also happens to be her husband.

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David Murphy (DM): Fond memories from your childhood that come to mind?

Senior Voices: Bertha Harris

Jun 20, 2018
Bertha Harris
Senior Voices

This week on Senior Voices, Bertha Harris remembers a vibrant downtown Dayton, and working at the historic Biltmore Hotel. Located at First and Main, the Biltmore was one of the most well-known hotels in the country before it converted to senior apartments in 1981. More recently, Bertha’s strong family ties helped her through a life-changing experience. She shared her memories with Dayton Metro Library interviewer and project liaison, Janine Kinnison.

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Senior Voices: Dan Nagle

Jun 14, 2018
Dan Nagle
Senior Voices

This week on Senior Voices, we meet Dan Nagle. Dan and his family have lived in Dayton for generations. He attended Chaminade High School and the University of Dayton before a stint in the Army and law school at Georgetown. Last September, he shared his story with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Linda Pitzer.

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LINDA PITZER: Do you have a favorite thing about living in Dayton? Would you recommend it to other people?

Senior Voices: Marilyn Nagle

Jun 6, 2018
Marilyn Nagle
Senior Voices

Today on Senior Voices, we meet Dayton native Marilyn Nagle. Last fall, she shared her rather unusual courtship story with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer Linda Pitzer.

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Marilyn Nagle (MN): My name is Marilyn Nagle. I was born in Dayton, Ohio at Good Samaritan Hospital on July 16th, 1933. And lived in Dayton all my life. My family goes back to the middle of the 1800s, from living in the Dayton and Minster area.

Senior Voices: Barbara Hayden

May 30, 2018

This week on Senior Voices, Barbara Hayden recalls growing up on the West Side of Dayton in the 1950s and 60s. Barbara was one of six children, and while they lived and went to school in Dayton, every summer, their parents dropped them off in a small Southern town where both of Hayden’s grandmothers lived. She shared her story with Dayton Metro Library volunteer Susan Brenner.

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Senior Voices: Brenda Stone

May 23, 2018
Brenda Stone
Senior Voices

Most people of a certain age have clear memories of the war in Vietnam. This week on Senior Voices, we hear from Brenda Stone. Born in 1939 and raised in Jefferson Township, she worked at the Delco Products plant in Kettering for twenty years. Brenda shared her thoughts on the war and its impact with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Hadley Drodge.

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Senior Voices: Gary Mitchner

May 16, 2018
Gary Mitchner
Senior Voices

This week on Senior Voices, Oakwood resident Gary Mitchner recalls a few of the mentors who inspired his career in education. He began teaching at Sinclair Community College in 1972, and served as its first poet laureate before retiring in 2006. He spoke with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer and Community Voices producer, Tess Cortes.

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Senior Voices: Millie Lyons

May 9, 2018
Millie Lyons
Senior Voices

Millie Lyons was just a year old when her dad died in 1923. Her mom was left with five young  children. There was no social security system back then, and Millie’s mom needed to work to support the family. Millie says her earliest memory is being in a crib at the Pythian Children’s Home in Springfield. It was a tough start, but she and her siblings found plenty of ways to have fun, as she told Community Voices interviewer Alan Staiger.

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