A Meet and Greet DayFor the first time ever, the Roots With Wings Project hosted a Meet and Greet day for the students and interviewees to get acquainted. This quite literally put faces and stories to the names and biographies of our interviewees.
|Frank Hancock shows where he lives in Floyd County|
Each interviewee brought a few photographs and artifacts with them to help to tell a little bit about themselves.
|Getting to know you smiles|
These artifacts included a split oak egg-carrying basket, a shop-worn cherry pitter, photographs of a home-made rock crusher, a string for making finger patterns such as "Jacob's Ladder," and a large collection of beautiful hand-turned wooden pieces.
It was wonderful to get to know the interviewees a little bit and a great ice breaker for our interviews which we'll be conducting next Thursday. Our work today succeeded in getting students, mentors, and interviewees ever more excited about the upcoming week!
Students listen to the interviewees tell a little about themselves