In March of 2011 I was a member of a panel presentation on the Oral History Project held at the embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington. D.C. The project was also the theme of the Summer 2011 issue of NCSML’s own biannual publication, Slovo. Mine was one of six life stories, out of the approximately 200 that the project has collected and archived, to be presented in this special issue. Additional information about the Oral History Project is available at a blog by the project’s director, Rosie Johnston, entitled Recording Voices & Documenting Memories.