Jack Wick Oral History, 2021/02/21


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Jack Wick Oral History, 2021/02/21
Mini Oral History with Jack Wick, 02/21/2021

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This is a mini oral history interview with my father, Jack Wick, regarding silver linings during the pandemic.

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oral history

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Robin Keagle

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Jack Wick

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United States of America

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This is a mini oral history interview with my father, Jack Wick, regarding silver linings during the pandemic.

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JW 0:05
Hello? [Automation: this call is being recorded]

RK 0:08
Hi, Dad. Hi, Robin. Hi. Okay, I'm gonna go ahead and start. Sure. Hi, my name is Robin Keagle and I'm a graduate student intern with the COVID-19 archive at ASU. The date today is February 21 2021 and the time is 3:02 and I'm speaking with my Dad, Jack Wick. Dad, 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 ASU that is collecting pandemic experiences. Do I have your consent to record your response and add it to the archive with your name?

JW 0:51

RK 0:52
Thank you. All right, first, can you tell me your name, age and where you live?

JW 0:59
My name is Jack Wick. I'm 85 years old as of yesterday, and I live in Phoenix, Arizona.

RK 1:08
Thank you. Now I'd like to ask you a quick question about the pandemic. So the question is, we've experienced a lot of changes in 2020 and many have been negative and disruptive. But perhaps it's not all bad. What's one positive thing you've experienced during the pandemic?

JW 1:30
Well, I think it's hope. I realized that the pandemic is something dreadful, it's coming upon us. But I also know, deep in my heart, that it's going to be overcome, that we're going to reach a point where I don't think conditions will return to what we consider normal for a long time. But I think there will be conditions where we'll feel comfortable and safe. And that's what I'm experiencing right now the feeling that things are getting better and soon we will be comfortable and safe around our family greeting each other with hugs and love and expressing how much we care for them. That's it.

RK 2:18
That's great Dad. That's amazing. I love that outlook.

JW 2:24
Well, you have to remain [ RK: you rock] positive.

RK 2:27
[laughs] Yes, you do. Well, thank you, Dad. Thanks for your time [JW: sure] I really appreciate it.

JW 2:32
You bet Robin. How much do I (RK:_____??) get paid for this?

RK 2:37
[laughs] One big hug.

JW 2:39
Okay. Thank you. Take care.

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