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Object Name Recording, Audio
Title Alderfer, Evelyn B. Landis, 1924-2009
Date 1993
Scope & Content Interview by Ben Martin of Evelyn B. Landis Alderfer (b. 12/24/1924), daughter of Clinton D. & Ellen S. Beidler Landis. With Sanford A. Alderfer commenting occassionally

Digital copy available.
Start time Subject
00:00:00 genealogical information
00:00:29 father's genealogy/bio
00:03:01 mother's genealogy/bio
00:05:31 grandparents
00:07:16 siblings
00:09:04 early home life/chores/games
00:11:22 discipline
00:12:58 illnesses
00:14:16 Holidays
00:15:34 vacations
00:16:01 pets
00:16:43 typical Sunday
00:17:12 school/school remembrances
00:21:43 high school
00:22:46 hobbies
00:24:46 parental relationship
00:25:08 religion
00:25:48 courtship/marriage/married life
00:30:34 occupations
00:32:48 transportation
00:35:13 church/church life
00:36:29 family vacations
00:40:12 children
00:40:32 children rules/chores
00:42:44 joys/frustrations
00:00:31 children's occupations
00:46:16 on being a grandparent
00:47:18 on being a Senior Citizen
00:47:40 too soon old too late smart
00:49:05 fulfilling activites
00:50:26 problems/frustrations
00:51:18 view on retirement
00:52:00 hobbies
00:52:43 historical events/natural disasters
01:00:31 favorite President (Sanford)
01:01:48 what was better in the past than the present? (mostly Sanford)
01:04:27 what is better in the present than the past? (Sanford)
01:06:37 most significant achievement
01:23:04 end of audio
Length of Interview 01:23:04
Notes Obituary:
Evelyn B. Alderfer, age 84, of Harleysville, went home to be with her Lord, Friday March 6, 2009 at Peter Becker Community, surrounded by her husband, children, sister and brother. She was the wife of Sanford A. Alderfer, for 63 years.

Born in West Rockhill Twp., she was the daughter of the late Clinton D. and Ellen (Beidler) Landis.

Evelyn was a volunteer as a bed maker at Peter Becker and at Grand View Hospital, where she worked in the former Grand View Snack Bar.

She was a member of Salford Mennonite Church, where she enjoyed Sewing Circle and quilting. As a younger woman, she taught Summer Bible School.

As the wife of a Board member of Spruce Lake Retreat, she enjoyed various volunteer activities at Spruce Lake.

Above all, Evelyn was a homemaker, who received special joy from her grandchildren.
Object ID # 2013.25.14
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Alderfer, Evelyn B. Landis, 1924-2009
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes