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I was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1950. In my opinion, the world is changing too quickly. Some people are trying to tear down history, re-write history, hide history - not tell the history. I have some memories to share. I want to record how I remember it - 72+ Years and Beyond. Let me escort you down memory lane. I love delighting audiences with my personal history from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s mixed with nostalgia, and usually with a generous scoop of humor on top!

70 Years and Beyond Wambui Bahati

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I was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1950. In my opinion, the world is changing too quickly. Some people are trying to tear down history, re-write history, hide history - not tell the history. I have some memories to share. I want to record how I remember it - 72+ Years and Beyond. Let me escort you down memory lane. I love delighting audiences with my personal history from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s mixed with nostalgia, and usually with a generous scoop of humor on top!

    I Thought We Would Be Kinder

    I Thought We Would Be Kinder

    Lately, I don't recognize my world. Of course, I expected things to change over the years. However, it feels like we are going in the wrong direction
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    • 9 min
    Our Mental Health Journeys

    Our Mental Health Journeys

    Today, I am with Dr. Keba Richmond Green. Professor Green is doing a series of podcasts introducing her classes entitled “Eating for Your Mental Health.”
    Professor Green is a licensed marriage and family psychoanalyst, relationship coach, consultant, published author, and international speaker. She is dedicated to helping women become self-aware of past and present life experiences.
    In this podcast, one of two parts, we discuss our mental health journeys.
    Disclaimer: Nothing in the podcast episode should be considered medical advice—the information in this podcast is personal experience and opinion.
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    • 50 min
    No Cursing! I Got It When I Need It ***Not Explicit, but I do say a few curse words***

    No Cursing! I Got It When I Need It ***Not Explicit, but I do say a few curse words***

    ***Not Explicit, but I do say a few curse words***
    When I grew up, we were not allowed to curse. The word 'curse' was considered a curse word and we could only use the words 'bad words' to describe profanity.

    We could say, "Oh, they were saying bad words." Or, we could say, "They were cussing." Because even the word 'curse' was considered a bad word. But it was ok to use the word 'cuss'. 

    The word 'hell' was considered a bad word. And to this day, it is still ingrained in me not to curse. I have a hard time cursing or using profanity. And that's probably a good thing. I think it's a good thing, and I'm proud of that. 

    It's just that sometimes I wish I could lighten up a little bit and throw some words around to some people in situations where they are warranted.
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    • 5 min
    My High School Parties - Greensboro, Norh Carolina -1960s

    My High School Parties - Greensboro, Norh Carolina -1960s

    In 1968 in Greensboro, North Carolina, I was a senior at James B. Dudley High School. I loved weekend parties! On the weekends, someone at my school - at least one person, would be giving a party on a Friday night or Saturday night. Sometimes there'd be several parties on Friday night, as well as several parties on Saturday night on the same weekend. I made it my business to be at all of them! Now, I was not necessarily invited to all or any of them. However,  I made it my business to be at all of them. 

    • 10 min
    That Time I Decided That I Wanted To Be A Waitress

    That Time I Decided That I Wanted To Be A Waitress

    It is Greensboro, North Carolina. The year is 1968. I am a senior at James B. Dudley High School. We're all just trying to find something to focus on. At least I am. Because we were left feeling 'some kind of way' when they killed Martin Luther King, Jr.  last month. I know I'm just trying to focus on graduating. I'm focused on going to college - and I want to make some money. So I saw in the paper where Tex and Shirley's Pancake House was looking for a waitress.


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    • 6 min
    Cigarette Memories

    Cigarette Memories

    I remember when you could smoke in a restaurant. I remember you could smoke just about anywhere. In fact, your cars - cars were built with ashtrays above the door handle in the back and front seats. Also, there was a cigarette lighter built into the dashboard near the driver.  

    Cigarettes were recommended for morning sickness if you were pregnant. Some people recommended cigarettes as a laxative. I remember, of course, cigarettes were recommended highly as a way to relax or something to use to calm your nerves or to help if you had anxiety.

    Real doctors did actually encourage people to have cigarettes. Now, I grew up, as you know, in North Carolina, and North Carolina, as well as Virginia, were considered the "tobacco states".

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I am a 58-year-old white woman born and raised in Los Angeles. I was raised with black children who were voluntarily bussed from South Central LA to my elementary school in Bel Air (as in the Fresh Prince) and my Westwood junior high school. It wasn’t “a thing” so to be educated in this format about your life and the circumstances of 1950s and 60s North Carolina is very valuable to me. I recently became involved with a Black man from NC and listening to you I can hear traces of him. I want to be respectful and open and loving. Listening to you makes that more accessible. Thank you for doing this. Keep it up.