Michele Lebsack Oral History, 2021/20/21


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Michele Lebsack Oral History, 2021/20/21
Mini Oral History with Michele Lebsack

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On 02-21-2021, I sat down with my mother-in-law to ask about the positive experiences she had since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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James Rayroux

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Michele Lebsack

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United States of America

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On 02-21-2021, I sat down with my mother-in-law to ask about the positive experiences she had since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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James Rayroux: My name is James Rayroux and I’m a graduate student intern with the COVID-19 archive at Arizona State University. Today, is February 21st at 0814 hours, and I’m speaking with Michele Lebsack. Michele, I want to ask you a question about the, uh, about your pandemic experience, uh, but before I do, I have to first get your informed consent to record this response to the COVID-19 archive. The COVID-19 archive is a digital public archive at Arizona State University that is collecting pandemic experiences. Do I have your consent to record your response, and add it to the publicly accessible archive with your name?

Michele Lebsack: Yes.

J: Thank you. Uh, first, can you tell me your, uh, name, your age, your race, and where you live.

M: My name is Michele Lebsack. I am sixty-nine years old. I am Caucasian, and I live in Tucson, Arizona.

J: Now I just have one quick question about the pandemic. We’ve experienced a lot of negative and disruptive changes in 2020, or, rather, since 2020 now, and, uh, perhaps, they’re, all the changes we’ve experienced have not been bad or negative. What’s one thing that you’ve experienced during the pandemic that’s actually been a, a positive or beneficial experience?

M: Well, for me, personally, I think it has forced me and my husband to get back in touch with each other, so that’s a positive one. Um...I have enjoyed the outdoors a lot more, since this started, and um...I think I’ve, when I am able to visit with family, the time has become more precious to me.

J: Well, I thank you for your time today, and for contributing to this, uh, this digital public archive and helping us document this moment in history.

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