Friday, November 30, 2018

Willis Shuey Tells His Life Story

Today, a tape I've been going back and forth about sharing. For those who like oral history, it's something of a gold mine, or at least a silver mine. Others will no doubt find it tedious, but I always risk that. The problem is that the sound quality is lousy.

Without going into too much detail, it's an interview with a man I believe is named Willis Shuey, telling about a good portion of his life story, in response to an interviewer's questions. It's not the most riveting story, but I think it's fairly compelling. Hopefully, some of you will find it the same.

Download: Willis Shuey - Willis Shuey Tells His Life Story


Continuing my plan to share something having to do with Christmas within every post until December 25th, here is a short audio letter (incomplete on the front end), from some down home folks, likely to some other down home folks in another place. Oddly, the main speaker states that they're just about done, and suggests that the recipients should use the reverse side of the tape to record a letter back, but then on the other side of the tape they continued for several more minutes. There are some cute and sweet moments here among the esoterica.

Download: Unknown - A Merry Christmas Audio Letter


And if you find yourself in Bristol, PA, and in need of some shoes, perhaps some "rugged handsome shoes", do pop over to Popkin's shoes. They're having a sale!

Download: Popkin's Shoes - Shoe Sale Ad

1 comment:

  1. Incidentally, "Ruggedly Handsome" has often been used in the past to describe yours truly. Betcha didn't know that, eh?

    Thanks for more Slices O' Life!