Lottie Downie was born June 5th, 1933 in Adams, North Carolina where she spent her entire life until she attended college at Appalachian State University. She married James Ballard who died in 1971 and then married the late George Downie. Mrs. Downie had one child with her first husband. She attended Appalachian State University for the first time in the fall of 1951 and graduated with a BS in elementary education. She graduated from Appalachian with her masters in 1960. Lottie Downie now lives in Miami, Florida and Boone, North Carolina. She retired after a career as a teacher and school administrator at a number of schools.
Information discussed in the interview: childhood, early education, attendance at Appalachian State University, the dormitories, social events and habits, daily life, weather, relationships, sports, class life, jobs held while at school, the library, and life after graduation.
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