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Bemis, Lillian

Title

Bemis, Lillian

Description

Sisters Lillian Bemis, Joy C. B. Robinson, and Mary Beth Hayes reminisce about growing up in Gulf Shores and talk about how they have worked to preserve the history of the community.

Publisher

Mobile Public Library, Local History & Genealogy

Date

13 February 2017

Language

English

Type

interview

Interviewer

Mary Beth Hayes (74)
Joy C. B. Robinson (76)

Interviewee

Lillian Bemis (79)

Location

Mobile, Alabama

Time Summary

2:16 Mary Beth Hayes (M) talks about how her Hungarian grandparents first heard of the U.S.

8:18 Joy C. B. Robinson (J) talks about how their parents met and flirted over cake.

12:20 Lillian Bemis (L) talks about being born with a cleft pallet.

20:11 J tells a story of giving herself a hair cut and getting in trouble.

28:48 L talks about the first Blessing of the Boats at the Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival.

33:05 J talks about her role in preserving Gulf Coast history.

38:16 L remembers a time she set the woods near their house on fire.

Files

Citation

“Bemis, Lillian,” Mobile Public Library Digital Collections, accessed November 19, 2017, http://digital.mobilepubliclibrary.org/items/show/1941.

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