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Dolores Short from Wildwood Canyon Villa


Dolores Short - Dolores and Her Family

Interviewer: Dolores tell me about the history of your family. Where did your mother and father come from and what did they do?


Dolores: They came from Missouri and they were ranchers.


Interviewer: Both of them?


Dolores: My mother cooked on the ranch


Interviewer: When and where were you born?


Dolores: Buffalo, Wyoming


Interviewer: Oh Wyoming is it cold over there?


Dolores: Very cold


Interviewer: What day were you born? What year?


Dolores: 1935, August 29


Interviewer: A special day! How did you come to live in this area?


Dolores: Well I came to Arizona to live with my friends and I met my sweetheart



Interviewer: How long were you and your sweetheart married?


Dolores: 50 years



Dolores Short - Dolores’ First Job

Interviewer: When you were young what was the age that children started working?


Dolores: Well I started I think in the eighth grade washing glasses at the restaurant.


Interviewer: Oh so you guys were young! How did you spend your earnings?


Dolores: Clothes and junk.


Interviewer: Do you share your parents values?


Dolores: Very much. They had very good standard values.


Interviewer: What religion were your parents?


Dolores: Baptist.


Interviewer: What is your religion?


Dolores: Assembly of God.


Interviewer: Did you ever change religions?


Dolores: When I was in high school.


Interviewer: You changed? Why?


Dolores: Well I just knew these friends and I wanted more from the Lord and they had a handsome young man.


Interviewer: Who was the most influential to you in your home? Your mother, your father?


Dolores: Well my mother was the one that bossed me and my daddy was very meek and quiet.


Dolores Short - Dolores Leaves Home

Interviewer: When did you leave your parents home?


Dolores: Well, what was I 23?


Interviewer: How did you get your first job?


Dolores: My mom was working at this restaurant washing dishes and they got me the job.


Interviewer: What did you like about school? Be honest!


Dolores: I enjoyed my friendship with the girls and the boys. I didn’t like to study though.


Interviewer: No one does. What are your favorite memories of your childhood and what are

your worst memories?


Dolores: When I fell off the horse when I was a little girl.


Interviewer: That was your worst one?


Dolores: It affected my back ever since.


Interviewer: And what was your favorite memory?


Dolores: Falling on my brother and I would get in trouble and he wouldn’t.


Interviewer: Did you ever get married?


Dolores: Yes


Interviewer: When?


Dolores: 1960


Interviewer: What was your husband's name?


Dolores: Robert Max


Interviewer: Why did you marry him?


Dolores: Because I loved him!


Interviewer: How did you meet him?


Dolores: I was living with these friends and we met through church.


Interviewer: He was a special guy huh?


Dolores: He was a special guy. He had asked me three times to marry him before I answered.


Interviewer: So you were still stubborn back then?


Dolores: I don’t know if it was stubborn or scared to death.


Interviewer: How old were you when he asked you to marry him?


Dolores: 24


Interviewer: Oh you were still young!



Dolores Short - Dolores’ Adult Life

Interviewer: How did your life as an adult differ from what you imagined it would be before you were on your own?


Dolores: I don’t know pretty much the same. Get married and have babies


Interviewer: That’s what you imagined your life as? What did you resent having to do in your life?


Dolores: Doing dishes when I was a little girl.


Interviewer: Did you have a nickname?


Dolores: Oh my goodness, I don’t wanna tell you that!


Interviewer: Why?! Tell me your nickname!


Dolores: Flossy!


Interviewer: Flossy?! Who gave you that nickname?


Dolores: I don’t remember.


Interviewer: You don’t remember who gave it to you? And why? Were you so flossy? What jobs did you work at the longest?


Dolores: I think waiting tables.


Interviewer: That was your longest job?


Dolores: Well I worked in the dime store but yeah I think so.


Interviewer: What did you like about working? And what did you dislike?


Dolores: I liked it when the people were nice. I didn’t like it when they were crabby.


Transcription and Audio Edit by Ileana Chavez.

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