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Object Name Recording, Audio
Title Alderfer, Irene Benner, 1923-
Date 1993
Scope & Content Interview by Michelle Zook of Irene Benner Alderfer (b. 06/05/1923), daughter of Charles & Leanna Yoder Benner.

Digital copy available
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Start time Subject
00:00:13 father's genealogy/bio
00:02:58 mother's genealogy/bio
00:06:35 grandparents
00:07:33 siblings
"my mother always said she had a family like Job. Seven sons and three daughters"
00:09:00 early family memories
grew up on the "street where Souderton Mennonite Church is"
00:12:45 chores
00:13:25 illnesses
00:14:01 holidays
live goat in a christmas package
00:15:26 family vacations
00:16:25 discipline
"One time I wasn't disciplined when I thought I shouldve been"
00:17:55 elementary school memories
00:20:02 high school memories
00:21:30 interests and hobbies
00:23:12 relationship with parents
00:25:30 attitude towards religion
very spritual friend died of leukemia
00:28:36 courtship, marriage
met her husband, who was previously married, and the deacon of the church
00:35:00 employment
00:36:15 transportation
00:36:55 children
00:44:40 grandchildren
"I became a mother, grandmother, bishop's wife all in one year"
00:44:20 senior citizen
00:49:10 too soon old, too late smart
"I guess it's pretty true"
00:49:40 fulfilling activities
00:55:05 problems and frustrations
00:51:55 historical events
00:56:06 favorite U.S. president
John. F. Kennedy
00:56:51 what do you like better about the past / present
00:57:20 most significant achievement
Object ID # 2013.25.18
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Alderfer, Irene Benner, 1923-
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes