I’d like to share a voice recording of Nadine Virginia Harms that was recorded in the mid 1980’s. Grandma recorded a brief family history of about 15 minutes and sent it to my mother, Cheri Benton for a family night activity. It is wonderful to hear her voice and to have a detailed history and story of her parents and grandparents. Nadine was my grandmother on my mother’s side of the family.
I received this recording on cassette tape from my mother a few months ago. We were concerned that the cassette tape might not last much longer so I recorded it digitally to my computer. I’ve burned a copy of the recording for all my siblings and my mother. If you would like a copy you can either download it from the website or let me know and I can burn a CD and send it to you.
In the recording Grandma begins talking about her mother, Bertha Rubel and Bertha’s parents, Anna Maria Bachmann and Daniel Rubel. After going through a brief history on the Rubel side of the family she then shares some great insight and stories about William J Harms, her father.
I’ve enjoyed listening to grandma’s voice and hearing the wonderful little details about my ancestors. There is so much history that we don’t know yet what little details we do have bring such warmth and joy. I hope that everyone enjoys this recording as much as I have and if you have comments or questions please feel free to post them or email me directly.
Download the Nadine Virginia Harms Recording. (mp3 format 19.8 MB)
Transcript of Nadine Virgina Harms Recording (text format 10 kB)
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