4th of July story by Mary Giblin

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Title

4th of July story by Mary Giblin

Subject

Madison (Wis.)

Rights

Copyright 2016, Westmorland Neighborhood Association. All rights reserved. For more information, contact Madison Public Library.

Creator

Giblin, Mary

Contributor

Heikkinen, Pei Pei

Date

2016-07-04

Description

A short story recorded by Mary Giblin at the 75th anniversary of the Westmorland Neighborhood 4th of July celebration.

Coverage

Madison, Wisconsin
Dane County, Wisconsin
Wisconsin

Language

en

Identifier

westmorlandjuly-007

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Transcription

Interviewer: Pei Pei Heikkinen

[START OF RECORDING]

[BACKGROUND NOISE]

INTERVIEWER: So I’m standing here with Mary Giblin at the July Fourth Westmoreland Celebration. Mary has been a participant for a few years now, so I’m going to get her feedback on this. [LAUGHS] Hey Mary!

NARRATOR 1: Hi!

INTERVIEWER: Hi! [LAUGHS]

NARRATOR 1: Hey Pei Pei [spelling], it’s good to see you.

INTERVIEWER: Good to see you too! I’m glad you’re here. So, what do you think of the celebration so far?

NARRATOR 1: You know, this is always an amazing celebration. I’m impressed by how much of the community comes out to celebrate. It’s a very warm environment. We are right in the neighborhood, but not in the Westmorland neighborhood, and we cant think of a better place to spend the Fourth.

INTERVIEWER: Yeah. What do you think of the activities going on, for the families?

NARRATOR 1: It’s remarkably well-coordinated for being a neighborhood event. There’s stuff for all ages. We’ve got everything from bouncy castles, which is Rowan’s favorite at three years old, to face painting and animals and cake walks, and a great park to play in, so I think it’s great, and having a band is super fun. I’m glad they were able to coordinate that.

INTERVIEWER: Awesome, and um, what did you think of the parade?

NARRATOR 1: I was impressed, we were in the parade this year and the last few times we’ve come, and I think that’s Rowan’s favorite part, to actually walk and march in front of people who are cheering and smiling, so I think it’s a fun group and I like that the course has changed each year.

INTERVIEWER: Yeah. Do you have a particular favorite event, having been here for you know, a few years?

NARRATOR 1: I think it is the parade, the actual walking parade, is my favorite part.

INTERVIEWER: How about you, Andy?

NARRATOR 2: I agree, the parade is super awesome. I love that the kids get to participate in it, and that they get to dress up and decorate and wave flags. [TO CHILD] Rowan, can you wave your flag?

INTERVIEWER: So, Andy is Mary’s husband. Um, that was his contribution. Thanks guys!

NARRATOR 1: Thank you!

INTERVIEWER: Have a great day!

NARRATOR 1: Happy Fourth!

INTERVIEWER: Happy Fourth.

[END OF RECORDING]

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Duration

00:02:00

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