Episode #2

In our second interview I find myself sitting a mere 30 feet from the location of our previous conversation, but this time, I’m with my father-in-law, Michael.

Born at Ft. Meade, Michael talks about growing up in Glen Burnie, Maryland, and living for a time in Florida, then working at a plastics plant, before devoting 40 years to United Airlines.

Michael mentions relatives who were killed in an indian raid outside of Chicago, some who immigrated to the United States from Poland, and another who attempted to run away, only to ask if he could come back home.

Michael reminisces about his mother and her black-walnut cake which was coveted by church members, and how the recipe to make it died with her.

Michael’s father served in the army before and during World War II, and Michael tells a few of the tales his father used to tell, and even has a story about a famous general’s first wife.

He recalls time spent hunting with his father-in-law, and his brother-in law. He also talks about his siblings, his children, and a few of his 15 grandchildren, and how he hopes at least one of them will turn out to be a hunter.

As an avid hunter he also has a few “experiences” to share with us, like his hunting trip to Alaska, and how he knew there was a bear nearby.

Running time for this interview is 35 minutes and 51 seconds. The interview itself was done using the VN-960PC Olympus Digital Voice Recorder, with the noise cancelling microphone.

I found a new theme song for the show on podsafeaudio.com, titled “Tracked In Mud”, by Cory Davies, and I forgot to mention the theme music used in the previous episode, which was titled, “Her Hand In War”, by The Tiler.

Now sit back, relax, and take a journey back in time, while we get RetroMental.

Episode #2

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