Special Interview with Elizabeth Douwight. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file
This podcast is a special interview of a person in the community who has an interesting story to tell about history in the 20th century. Elizabeth Douwight is 79 years young and the current House Mother of Kappa Kappa Gamma Chi chapter at the University of Minnesota. She was inteviewed by Kelsy in our history course. Ms. Douwight shares about her own personal accomplishments as well as sharing a rich history of her family. The second half of the interview recounts her encounters with a number of famous people with which she had interactions: lunch with Albert Einstein, a meal with Amelia Earhart, attending a Christmas party with Bill Gates, talking with President John Kennedy, and talking with Jimmy Stewart, one of the best known movie actors of the mid 1900s. Ms. Douwight is quite a remarkable person herself. Enjoy the conversation.
We hope that this interview also encourages you to record conversations with your own family members. It is a wonderful way to preserve their history and their voice. You can treasure these recordings for yourself as well as share them with other family members and your own children and grandchildren.
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