Melita’s Life Legacy Interview

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September 11, 2016: On this day we sat in Melita's garden at her house in Aptos, California where she shared about her life, her passions and her family's history.

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00;00;25 - Maternal Grands
00;02;40 - My Dad
00;04;38 - My Mom
00:07:54 - My Parents Meet!
00:08:58 - My Dad
00;13;40 - Growing up
00;14;01 - My Sister
00;14;27 - My Brother
00:15:03 - Music
00:15:53 - Family Traditions
00:17:23 - The Depression
00;20;00 - My Nickname

00;24;15 - Girl Scouts
00;29;05 - Cal!
00:32:56 - How I Met Bob
00:37:43 - WWII
00;42;00 - WWII Rationing
00;44;24 - Carlen Name
00;49;24 - Gardening
00:50:29 - Pneumonia
00:50:29 - Birding
00:51:15 - Student Government
00:53:08 -Being a Leader
00;58;03 - Israel Name

00:59:51 - Bob's Great Grandfather
01:00:26 - Baton Rouge 1954
01;02;20 - Scouting
01;04;57 - Judith's Turtle
01;05;56 - Badminton
01:06:11 - Louisiana to California!
01:09:47 - Hiking!
01:14:05 - League of Women Voters
01:14:48 - Aptos! 1973

01;17;17 - Travel
01;22;12 - Art
01:26:58 - Singing & Theater
01:32:00 - Master Gardener
01:35:09 - Music!
01;36;31 - Advice to Couples
01;37;17 - Bob's Family Life
01;38;14 - Herb!
01;43;11 - Piano Solo

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Master Gardener! Bob and Melita moved into their home in Aptos, California in 1973. At that time, the property had ample space for a garden, but only held orange trees. Over the course of the next three decades, Bob and Melita expanded their garden together.