Mini Oral History with Roy Allen, 02/21/2021


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Mini Oral History with Roy Allen, 02/21/2021
Roy Allen Oral History, 2021/02/21

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This is an oral history with my grandfather, Roy. Roy believes that the silver lining from the pandemic was how much closer families are today than they were before.

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Oral History

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Brandon K. Presley

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Roy Allen

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Anderson County
United States

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Brandon Presley 0:02
So my name is Brandon Presley. I'm a graduate student intern with the COVID-19 archive at Arizona State University. Today is February the 21st 2021. And the time is 1:32pm. And I'm speaking with Roy Allen. So I want to ask you a question about your pandemic experience. But before I do, I'd like to ask for your consent to record this response for the COVID-19 archive. The COVID-19 archive is a digital archive at Arizona State that is collecting pandemic experiences. Do have your consent to record your response and add it to-

Roy Allen 0:38
Yes you do.

Brandon Presley 0:38
Okay, thank you. So first, can you tell me your name, age, race and where you live?

Roy Allen 0:44
My name is Roy Allen. My age is 74. I live in Anderson County, Tennessee.

Brandon Presley 0:55
All right. Thank you. Now I'd like to ask you a quick question about the pandemic. So we've experienced a lot of changes in 2020. And many of those have been negative and disruptive. But perhaps it's not all bad. What's one positive thing that you think you've experienced during the pandemic?

Roy Allen 1:14
I think the families have come together, spent more time with each other and enjoyed each other's company.

Brandon Presley 1:22
Okay. All right. Well, thank you for your time today, Roy.

Roy Allen 1:24
You're welcome.

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