Six or seven years after doing more than 50 oral history interviews, ohoberlin is being repurposed to serve as a public journal for my Spring 2021 internship toward my Public Administration degree at Lorain County Community College. Thanks to the Oberlin Recreation Department (for which I also sit on the city’s commission), I am interning with the purpose of finding out the social and recreational needs of seniors in the city for their purpose of identifying how the city might engage those needs.
This time, I interviewed my father who is the fourth generation of Comings to live in Oberlin. We talk about things ranging from the programs he has given to his remembrance of “Scottie, the barber” who used to take newspapers to the hospital each week.
There are more to come.