Interview with Viola Becker, Thomas L. Becker, November 15, 1991

Project: Childhood in Kentucky Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Childhood in Portland-- Louisville: 1910 (mother) 1930s (son)-- Ohio River play-- swimming-- fishing Shantyboat families-- Grocery business-- Different standards for cleanliness-- lice-- Neighborhood African-American families-- Street games 1937 flood-- Crap games and bookies (gambling)-- Mother born 1899-- son born 1928-- Boy's neighborhood thieving-- Portland's tough reputations-- Corporal punishment and detention in parochial schools-- Election bonfires-- Memorial Day river ceremony-- Boy Scout Troop 38-- Barnum and Bailey Circus-- Becker Family History.

Interview Accession

1991oh404_cik016

Interviewee Name

Viola Becker

Thomas L. Becker

Interviewer Name

Louise Chawla

Interview Date

1991-11-15

Interview Keyword

Childhood family life

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Becker, Viola Interview by Louise Chawla. 15 Nov. 1991. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Becker, V. (1991, November 15). Interview by L. Chawla. Childhood in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Becker, Viola, interview by Louise Chawla. November 15, 1991, Childhood in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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