Mary Ann and Ruth spent their careers working for public school systems here in North Carolina. For various schools, Mary taught language arts and history while Ruth worked as a school librarian. They attended Appalachian State University from 1944-1948 and graduated with two majors each. The two spent their retired lives living together until Ruth’s death on December 5th, 2015.
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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