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Theresa Hoopingarner and Linda Haley
Theresa Hoopingarner and Linda Haley

Theresa Hoopingarner was a child in 1930's Memphis when her father's ill health forced him to move his family from the area. His family was originally from Italy, and the family still owned a home and land in Bassignana, a rural village in the northwest. Theresa recently spoke with her daughter Linda Haley about her relocation to Italy with her family just prior to World War II, and how day to day life on their small farm taught her the value of work and a greater appreciation of life in the United States.

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Music Credits: Movement 1 from the Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in B flat major, Matt Haimovitz and the English Chamber Orchestra, Cello Concertos, Deutsche Grammophon Recordings

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