This is the third and most recent episode of “My Grandma, Virginia,” but I hope to sit down many more times with my Grandma. She has no shortage of tales and perspectives on history. I think that one of the most valuable things you can do as a storyteller, established or aspiring, is preserve the stories of your elders. It has been my honor to sit with a woman I love and respect so deeply, and to archive her voice, her character, her words, and her stories, for my children and grandchildren, and so on, to enjoy.
Surrounded by friends and family on her 85th birthday in Westville, OK, my grandma, Virginia Wright Adair, recounts her memories of the home front war effort during World War 2, from the perspective of a young woman in rural Oklahoma.