Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Pondering Kentucky: The Magazine, Issue 19, 1991

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:00 - Vickie Middlesworth, from the Kentucky Historical Society, on recreations of historical Christmas trees

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Partial Transcript: [Vocalizations] Is that just representing a present?

Segment Synopsis: This segment introduces the history of Christmas trees in Kentucky. Glen Bastin speaks with Vickie Middlesworth from the Kentucky Historical Society, who has recreated several Christmas trees that have been documented. Middlesworth describes the second tree on display from Kenton County (Ky.) from the 20th century. Glen Baskin and Vickie Middlesworth look at a Christmas tree from the 20th century in Perry County (Ky.). Middlesworth describes a Christmas tree from Grayson County (Ky.) from the mid-20th century. She highlights the fourth historic Christmas tree that is displayed by the Kentucky Historical Society. This tree is from 1904 in Calloway County.

Keywords: Calloway County (Ky.); Christmas; Christmas tree; Grayson County (Ky.); Kenton County (Ky.); Kentucky; Kentucky Historical Society; Perry County (Ky.)

Subjects: Christmas tree; Christmas.; Kentucky.

00:13:26 - Nostalgia Station Toy Museum located in Versailles (Ky.)

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Partial Transcript: [Train whistle] A commercial on TV says, "It wouldn't be Christmas without a train."

Segment Synopsis: Glen Bastin speaks with Wanda Atkins, Windfrey Atkins, Mike Stephens, and Billy Wilson about their collection of trains at the Nostalgia Station Toy Museum located in Versailles (Ky.). The first train described dates back to 1902.

Keywords: Kentucky.; Nostalgia Station Toy Museum; Toy; Toys; Trains; Versailles (Ky.)

Subjects: Kentucky.; Toys.

00:25:32 - Joe McGowan on the Mammoth Cave Christmas carol celebration

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Partial Transcript: Now, an explanation of where the singing we're hearing on this issue came from.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Glen Bastin discusses the story behind the Christmas music that is played between segments. Joe McGowan, from Issue 16, has created a new Christmas tradition from a recreation of an event from 1883 at Mammoth Cave.

Keywords: Christmas; Christmas carols; Kentucky.; Mammoth Cave

Subjects: Christmas; Christmas carols; Kentucky.; Mammoth Cave (Ky.)

00:30:43 - Sermon by unknown speaker

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Partial Transcript: Think how embarrassed you'd be if the doctor saw you with dirty underwear and holes in your socks.

Segment Synopsis: This sermon by an unknown speaker focuses on seeking God's approval, rather than man's approval.

Keywords: God.; Kentucky.; Sermons

Subjects: God.; Kentucky.; Religion

00:37:51 - Mary Margaret Bell and Mary Winter of the Kentucky Historical Society on preserving historical documents and photographs

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Partial Transcript: But first, let's talk about how we're doing in recording the history of our time.

Segment Synopsis: Glen Bastin meets with Mary Margaret Bell and Mary Winter of the Kentucky Historical Society to discuss what a historical document is, and how they are preserved today. Bastin speaks with Mary Margaret Bell and Mary Winter on the methods of scrapbooking and preserving photographs.

Keywords: Documents; Historical documents; Kentucky Historical Society; Kentucky.; Letters; Photographs; Scrapbooking; Scrapbooks

Subjects: Documents; Kentucky Historical Society; Kentucky.; Letters; Photographs

00:46:56 - Bob Hill, author of "The Amazing Game of Basketball: The First 100 Years," on the history of basketball and Kentucky basketball

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Partial Transcript: The 1991-'92 season marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Kentucky state sport.

Segment Synopsis: Glen Bastin speaks with Bob Hill, author of "The Amazing Game of Basketball: The First 100 Years" about the history of basketball, specifically the history of basketball in Kentucky.

Keywords: Adolf Rupp; Basketball; John Wooden; Kentucky basketball; Kentucky.; Sports; The Amazing Game of Basketball: The First 100 Years (Book)

Subjects: Basketball.; Kentucky.; Sports.

00:52:27 - Kentucky Youth Association Annual Roast--Introduction

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Partial Transcript: I guess I've turned down a hundred of these things down and I wish...

Segment Synopsis: This segment is an introduction to a recording of the Kentucky Youth Association's Annual Roast.

Keywords: Cawood Ledford; Comedy; Kentucky; Kentucky Youth Association; Roasts

Subjects: Kentucky.

00:53:04 - Kentucky Youth Association Annual Roast--Milton Metts

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Partial Transcript: The fun part, though, came when they escorted Cawood to a custom made rocking chair.

Segment Synopsis: This segment features a recording of Milton Metts talking about Cawood Ledford at the Kentucky Youth Association Annual Roast.

Keywords: Basketball; Cawood Ledford; Comedy; Kentucky; Kentucky Youth Association; Kentucky basketball; Milton Metts; Roasts

Subjects: Kentucky.

00:54:54 - Kentucky Youth Association Annual Roast--Charles "Jock" Sutherland

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Partial Transcript: A tuxedoed Jock Sutherland followed Mr. Metts to the podium.

Segment Synopsis: This segment is a recording of Charles "Jock" Sutherland talking about Cawood Ledford at the Kentucky Youth Association Annual Roast.

Keywords: Cawood Ledford; Charles "Jock" Sutherland; Comedy; Kentucky Youth Association; Kentucky.; Roasts

Subjects: Kentucky.

00:57:27 - Kentucky Youth Association Annual Roast--Congressman Larry Hopkins

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Partial Transcript: Well, to follow Jock, we're going to skip ahead to the appearance by Congressman Larry Hopkins.

Segment Synopsis: This segment is a clip of Congressman Larry Hopkins speaking about Cawood Ledford at the Kentucky Youth Association Annual Roast.

Keywords: Cawood Ledford; Comedy; Congressman Larry Hopkins; Kentucky Youth Association; Kentucky.; Roasts

Subjects: Kentucky.

00:59:53 - Kentucky Youth Association Annual Roast--Ralph Hacker

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Partial Transcript: For the record, in addition to their attempts at being funny, all the roasters had glowing comments about Cawood.

Segment Synopsis: This segment is a recording of Ralph Hacker speaking about Cawood Ledford at the Kentucky Youth Association Annual Roast.

Keywords: Basketball; Cawood Ledford; Comedy; Kentucky.; Ralph Hacker; Roasts

Subjects: Kentucky.

01:04:51 - Kentucky Youth Association Annual Roast--Cawood Ledford

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Partial Transcript: As you would expect, Cawood was gracious in acknowledging and responding to the roasters.

Segment Synopsis: This segment is a recording of Cawood Ledford speaking at the Kentucky Youth Association Annual Roast.

[Personal information such as phone numbers and addresses of interviewees has been removed from this audio file. Several seconds of silence may occur throughout this recording where this information has been removed.]

Keywords: Basketball; Cawood Ledford; Comedy; Kentucky Youth Association; Kentucky.; Roasts

Subjects: Kentucky.