00:10 Early Family Life and Communication Dynamics
1:55 How I met my wife
4:25 After Gallaudet
7:09 My brother George
8:24 What drew me to Della
9:23 Della’s family
10:19 Coping without Della
13:59 The establishment of the Museum at ISDB
15:12 ISDB and influential teachers
18:41 Most influential person in my life
20:17 Track & Field. Deaf Olympics
22:26 Memories eliciting feelings of pride/accomplishment
More #deafstory stories:
Keith, while in school, was always good about following the rules.
I do have fond memories from High School. (The residential school for the Deaf) We made our share of trouble any time those who were to be supervising us were out of the picture. We did a lot of things but getting to the swimming pool for a splash was always high on the agenda.
In the late night hours there was only one dorm supervisor to elude. We’d find an upper pool window, horizontally hinged and incompletely latched to send a kid through. They would then come around and open the main door for the rest of us. Of course we kept the lights off. It was a blast. When the coast was clear again we’d hightail it back to bed.
Nah, we never got caught.
Anyway, when school finished at 4:00 we would run over to P.E., do our thing, and then head to the dorms. We’d study and do our homework until round-about 10:00 or 10:30. Things would quiet down, we’d all be in bed, conspiring to watch for the supervisor, whose flashlight made him easy to track. (There were 2 floors and 4 rooms total, plus some rooms in another building). When the time was right, everyone was signaled, and we’d go wild.
More #deafstory stories:
If you will be attending the Idaho Association of the Deaf conference Aug 4-6, 2017 in Post Falls Idaho please consider signing up to be interviewed (filmed) for #deafstory. Participants receive a free mug and hoodie.
You may grab a 15 minute slot while on site or reserve your slot in advance
See you there!
On Saturday October 8 2016, from 9am-4pm NIS will be filming stories of Deaf people at the San Diego Deaf Festival. The Deaf Festival is taking place at the Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114.
Reserve a spot for yourself or a Deaf friend or family member whose story you wish to save! Those who participate will be given a DVD copy or link to their interview, a #deafstory mug, and a hoodie with the hashtag #deafstory on it.
Tell us your hoodie size and which time slot you would like by visiting http://networkinterpretingservice.com/nis2016/deafstory-sign-up/
How it works:
You do NOT need to come with a story in mind because a friend, family member, or one of us, will ask you questions. If you would like us or your family member to ask you specific questions, then we can do that.
Here are a list of great questions found on storycorps.org that anyone can borrow.
If you have any questions please email us with the hashtag #deafstory in the subject line and we will be happy to answer. You may also leave your question/comment below on this blog.
See you at the San Diego Deaf Festival on Oct 8th!