Anderson, Darlene 1999-06-08

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Interviewee Name: Darlene Anderson

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Date: June 08, 1999


Interviewer: Sharon Bogener

Length: 01:18:39


Background, Anderson was born in Lubbock in 1919, Lubbock sanitarium hospital, Dr. Overton and Dr. Krieger, Married at the age of 19 (June 4, 1939), Husband was the band director and typing teacher at Lubbock High, Husband was 11 years older, Husband also taught at Texas Tech, Son Allen was born in 1950, Member of the Lubbock Jr. Gardening Club, Campfire Girl, Brother named Jackie, Played the piano, Father: Garnett Donovan?, Family from Cisco and Abilene, Owned a taxi cab service, Heart Attack at age 39 in 1936, Brother: Jack Anderson, Born in 1923, Pathologist from Houston, Pre med work was done in Lubbock, Mother: Luella Pulliam, From Louisiana, Worked in County Clerk’s Office in Plains, Met Anderson’s father through the bus system, Kept books for the bus system, Sold the bus line once her husband died, The Bus Line, Went to Hobbs and rode back, Looked at the scenery while riding, Looked forward to the trips on the bus, Schooling, Graduated from Lubbock High, Friends with Virginia Knapp whose father was President of Texas Tech, Parents planned parties to keep them out of mischief, Picnics at McKenzie Park, Movies for 10cents, Sang in the glee club, Member of National Honor Society, Went to California with her father, Baseball game Stars vs. Comedians, Fancy Formals, Girls never wore pants, Culottes were popular, Ms. Wilson taught etiquette, Horseback riding, Denton for a semester, 1932 Texas Tech, General Major, Did not graduated because she got married, Home economic majors had housing in the Texas Tech Inn, Football boys were housed in Lafonda, Lafonda was off campus on University, Dating Rules, Her parents and the boy’s parents would meet, Curfew was 10:00pm, Junior in High School when she started dating, Picture Shows, Palace Theatre, Loved the movie stars, Dick Powell, Clara Beau was the “it” girl, Cokes, Jack-o-lantern Café, The hang out for the young kids, Stories of Friends, Virginia Knapp, Met Anderson at bus station when Anderson’s father passed away, Darlene Anderson Wedding, Married at home, Small wedding, The church was too big to decorate, Avalanche journal had wedding details, Allen and the Air Force, Teacher for the San Antonio aviation center, Never had to go over seas, Couldn’t be promoted or transferred, Son Allen, Involved in cub scouts, Eagle Scout, Anderson volunteered a lot at son’s school, Loved to read, Loved music, Self Sufficient, Played violin, Museum, Association at Texas Tech, Got involved through Allen when he was younger, Had friends who were involved as well, Worked in the basement, Lubbock Jr. Gardening Club, Planted flowers in their yards, Flower arranging, Contests, “Guest A.T”, Decorated tables for different occasions, Meet 3 times a year currently for coffee, Women’s chamber of commerce, Was a member for a short period of time, Magna Carpenter was the first president, Bernice Spears was second president, Educated people about Lubbock, How Has Lubbock changed, Many more people occupied Lubbock, Still a friendly town, Alcohol Use, Never had a drop, Didn’t know about bootleggers in the area, Looking through various scrapbooks, Anderson House, Was designed by the family, Family built the house, Contractors, House built in 1946, 1950 they made renovations, P.E.O, Philanthropic organization for girls, Graduation Gifts, Shark skin suit, Hankies, CD player, Double Sachet

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