Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Elizabeth Merideth, April 3, 2011

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:00 - [Equipment testing] 00:03:56 - Family

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Partial Transcript: Carol Curans, volunteer with Hospice of the Bluegrass...

Segment Synopsis: Merideth talks about her marriage, her parents, and her relationship with her siblings.

Keywords: Fayette County (Ky.); Lexington (Ky.)

Subjects: Divorce; Families.; Marriage; Parenting

00:10:16 - Children through great-grandchildren

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Partial Transcript: Okay well tell me, um--let's go back to the kids.

Segment Synopsis: Merideth discusses her children and the difficulties she encountered in raising them as a single mother.

Keywords: Custody of children; Diabetes; Grandchildren; Great-grandmothers

Subjects: Children; Parenting; Single mothers; Teenagers

00:15:49 - U.K. basketball / visits

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Partial Transcript: Well I know you love the University of Kentucky, 'cause we've talked about that a couple of times on the phone...

Segment Synopsis: Merideth relates her fondness for Kentucky basketball and when her siblings and children visit. She also expresses dissatisfaction with some of her medical staff caretakers.

Keywords: Arts and crafts; Children; Grandchildren; University of Kentucky--Basketball

Subjects: College sports; Friendship; Geriatric nursing; Siblings

00:24:26 - Adventures in the mountains

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Partial Transcript: What else, what else makes you smile?

Segment Synopsis: Merideth describes growing up in the mountains, as well as a trip she took with her family to Helen, Georgia.

Keywords: Helen (Ga.); Mountains; Rivers

Subjects: Adventure outdoors; Tourism

00:28:31 - Legacy and spirituality

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Partial Transcript: So how, um, how do you want to be remembered?

Segment Synopsis: Merideth reflects on how she will be remembered, some of the friendships she's known, and questions about life after death.

Keywords: Holidays; Spirituality

Subjects: Death; Faith; Legacy; Parenting