Mary Kaiser interviewed by Natalie Milbrodt

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Date: Time Period: 1939 - 1945
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20531
Description: Mary Kaiser describes how she corresponded with her husband Phillip before they met in person. During WWII he was stationed in the South Pacific in the Navy. He grew up in College Point next door to M ... More
Date: Time Period: 1939 - 1945
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20502
Description: Mary Kaiser recalls how her family could not have meat on Wednesdays during World War II, because of food rationing. She did a lot of overtime work to make extra money to buy food, and remembers the b ... More
Date: Time Period: 1930 - 1940
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20565
Description: Mary Kaiser recalls an ice cream parlor that was on the corner of Parsons and 45th Ave near her home in Flushing. She remembers the Easter displays and the smell of chocolate melting in the winter for ... More
Date: Time Period: 1928 - 1938
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20566
Description: Mary Kaiser remembers going to the library in the 1930's. She was not allowed to go to Main Street before she was 10 but was allowed to go visit the library. On Sanford Avenue and Union Street there w ... More
Date: Time Period: 1928 - 1938
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20618
Description: Mary Kaiser describes how she got an allowance of 50 cents a week, which she spent mostly on pencils because she frequently lost them. At the suggestion of her friend Margaret's mother, she got some m ... More
Date: Time Period: 1920 - 2010
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20616
Description: Mary Kaiser moved to the Waldheim neighborhood to live with her father, aunt, and uncle after her mother's death in the 1920's. Her father was a conductor and later a supervisor for the MTA. Her uncle ... More
Date: Time Period: 1920 - 1935
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20548
Description: Mary Kaiser describes growing up with her aunt and uncle in the Waldheim neighborhood in Flushing. Her mother passed away when she was a very young child, but her father lived nearby on the same prope ... More
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