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Document Details


Title: Sophia Miller, Donald and Marilyn Trinkling
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Collection: Personal Oral History
Description: Sophia Miller, who grew up in Missouri, or "Missourah", is my aunt on my father's side; she married my dad's brother, who lived in Rochester, Michigan, and then remarried after he passed away. To me, she has always been Aunt Sophia-I used to think that "aunt Sophia" was one big word, her name. She made the baby blanket I carried around when I was little and still have on my bed today. She used to have a kitten I played with when I was young that's not around anymore; that's just about all I remember having changed at her house since I was little. We sat down at her living room table and she had an old photo album ready to show me; it smelled old. Most of it consisted of family members I never got a chance to know. I saw pictures of my dad's parents for the first time...the pictures seemed like they were not only from a different time, but a different world entirely, and they were… I met Donald Trinkline for the first time since I was a little girl; he used to work with my father, but is now retired and living in Rochester Hills, Michigan with his wife, Marilyn. I also met their daughter and grandchild in addition to two happy dogs who loved to happily trot around. We sat down and began,
URL: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~amnornes/erika.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Trinkling, Donald
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Military personnel
Document date: Mar-1998
Interviewer: Robertson, Erika
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Michigan; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Biography; Interviews; Local history; Michigan; Michigan--History; North America; Oral history; United States; United States--History; World War II, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0029292-32441