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McDonald, Marilyn
Marilyn McDonald describes the rural nature of Rochester when she moved here nearly 50 years ago. Her memories include stories about driving the first minivans run by the Older Person’s Commission, the early days of the Senior Center, and the first time the center made 500 pies for Rochester’s Art & Apples Festival. Recorded at the OPC Senior Center on February 19, 2010, by Mary Cox. Run time 37:27.
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Posted on 12/09/2010
/ People Miller Marye, Hartter Ruth
Sealy, Alice Gyldholm
Alice Gyldholm Sealy moved to Rochester in 1984 and worked at the Dinosaur Hill Nature Center, first as a volunteer and later as a naturalist. In an oral history recorded at the OPC Senior Center on May 27, 2010, Sealy shares her own history and memories about Dinosaur Hill, the Danish Village retirement community, and the OPC Senior Center as well as founding stories about Rochester she gathered as a part of a local history program. This interview was conducted by Oakland University students DJ Boyd and Alex Nardelli. Run time 20:42.
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Posted on 12/15/2010
/ People Miller Marye, Graham family
Burns, Gene
Gene Burns has been living in the Rochester area for 32 years. She has been involved with the OPC for quite some time, volunteering her tax services for 25 years and taking trips with the OPC to places like Alaska. Run time 7:50.
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Posted on 02/23/2011
/ People Spencer Thelma, Miller Marye