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Dorothy Romey - Majestic Rim Retirement Living

Updated: Dec 2, 2019

Dorothy Romey from Majestic Rim Retirement Living

Dorothy Romey - WPA Dam

"I would have been about six and I lived on a farm in South Dakota. My dad helped with the WPA Dam. He had a team of horses and what they called a slip. Now it would be a shovel. He had the key, and put the ring around his neck, and held the handles, and moved the dirt and stuff. We didn’t have much, but we never went hungry. It was a tough time. I didn’t know at the time I was protected. I know now."

Dorothy Romey - Pearl Harbor

Dorothy: I was at my sister’s piano recital. It was on December 7th, 1941. And we had not heard it until we got there and everyone was talking about it, and let’s see - I would have been - 17. And I thought, 'OH! What is going on?' That’s where I was, at my sister’s piano recital. It was a Sunday.

Interviewer: Did it personally affect you?

Dorothy: Well, it did later. It did a full day later.

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