Oral History

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In the 1940s and 50s, calling the doctor to come out to your house or heading to a hospital could be difficult in rural Virginia. So a lot of parents used old fashioned home remedies to treat their children’s’ ailments.

As part of our occasional oral history series, Robbie Harris has this look back.

An oral history project in Montgomery County offers glimpses of the past in first person accounts of what life was like decades ago. In this installment, we hear from a woman whose father was sent to fight in Vietnam in 1967, when she was a child.