“Bike saved my life!” An oral history story that will live on for generations.
Posted by donraymedia on June 11, 2009
When Doris Tidrick was nine, an infected blister on her foot led to a life-threatening case of osteomyelitis. In 1996 — a year before she died, Doris (Tidrick) Quinn told the details of her brush with death in an oral history her children arranged. They had heard the story before, but it took a stranger’s curiosity and professionalism to reel in the compelling details of how a loving father in the depths of the Great Depression used the promise of a brand new bicycle to infuse Doris with the desire to fight for her life.
Is there someone in your life with a library of wisdom and stories that could inspire the yet unborn children of the future?
Look for the resources on this blog — resources that may empower you to conduct or arrange for an oral history video of your loved one.