Interview with Jerry Saunders

Interview with Jerry Saunders

Jerry was born March 23 in Gloversville where Kings Highway and Crittenden Road meet.

Jerry talks about his dad in the 20’s/30’s about selling hogs for 5 cents a pound.

House that they moved to in 1946 (across from my grandparents) was built in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s.  Talks about Mr. Powell who owned the house early on.  This was the summer home of Mr. Powell.

First grade in 1946 at Chuckatuck  with Mrs Anne Bagnell.

Graduated in 1958, Mrs Bessie Martin lived in an apartment and was his homeroom teacher/sponsor.

8.48   talks about grade school and his most memorable moments.

11.57   Talks about teachers and where they lived.

-13.35-16.00  Talks about Mr. Christopher the principal at Chuckatuck.  Several of the principals and teachers lived with Jerry and his family.

17.30  Talks about who we picked on during Halloween.

19.50   Talks about Skippy his dog.  A very good discussion about losing his dog and what a friend he was.  How Mrs Willoughby was sure she saw that dog some 20 miles enroute home.

24.50 –    Discussion of his Dad’s employment with Lone Star Cement Corp.and Farm management.  Good discussion around 32.00 about Marl.  33.47  talks about whale bones being found during drag line operations.  Discussions continued about washer plant and where the marl was located (38.00)

40.00  talks about the mud barge.

42.00 talks about his Air Force duty and follow on work after getting out of the service.

47.00 talks about Iola (his wife to be) and a follow on about the kids.

58.00 talks about his volunteer work with the Fire Department and Police Aux. Boy Scouts, and Nansemond Indians.  Ruritan Club for 45 years and 45 years perfect attendance.

SUGGEST HE MOST LIKELY HAS THE MOST YEARS OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE OF ANYONE IN CHUCKATUCK.

77.0      WILL substantiate this comment.

81.00 TALKS ABOUT THE MOST SPECTUCLAR FIRE EVENT IN CHUCKATUCK.