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Document Details


Title: Irene Moon
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: I interviewed my grandmother, Irene Moon, in concerns to her memories of The Second World War. She was born in 1923 to a rural Michigan, farm family. She and her husband, Robert, had been married four months at the start of Americas involvement in the war. My grandfather was "4F", due to his broken arches and his employment with the Greyhound bus lines. "Bus drivers" my grandma said, were part of transportation, so they often didn't have to serve." Irene was keeping house in Detroit and tending to her three daughters for most of the war. She was primarily occupied with her family at that time; "the war didn't have much influence on my life, I was too young and naive I guess, I just knew it was going on and it was bad." I asked her a few questions and this is what she remembered. To most other questions she responded with, "I really don't remember, that was so long ago. I think we just blocked it out here."
URL: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~amnornes/brett.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1998 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Moon, Irene, 1923-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1923
Speaker place of birth: Michigan; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Homemaker
Age at speaking: 75
Document date: 1998
Interviewer: Lyons, Brett
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: OHI0029294-32448