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Miami Valley StoryCorps interviews are the result of WYSO’s collaboration with StoryCorps, the national oral history collection project that visited Dayton in the spring of 2010 and 2014. All the Miami Valley StoryCorps segments consist of interviews between two local residents.

Miami Valley StoryCorps: Ruby Nicholson & Jane Scott

Ruby Nicholson and Jane Scott
Ruby Nicholson and Jane Scott

"To my way of thinking, that leaf, and people, and animals all deteriorate and become dust to keep creation a'goin' and I think creation is happening all the time."

Ruby Wells Nicholson has led a long and full life.  Born in Kentucky, her father was a farmer and a salesman. She describes her mother as energetic. Ruby survived the Great Flu Epidemic as child, and later in life she encouraged her children and grandchildren to be good citizens.
In the StoryCorps booth, Ruby and her daughter – Jane Scott – share childhood memories, and the blessings life has brought them.