Date: August 23, 2016
Storyteller: Ellen Byers
Interviewer: Julia Byers
Relationship: Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law
Julia Byers is interviewed by her daughter-in-law, Ellen. One of a pair of identical twins growing up during WWII, she attended Purdue and majored in Home Ec and Institutional Management. In 1951 she married to a fellow student who was in the Purdue Glee Club (and the Glee Club sang at their wedding!). Married 39 years, she worked in school lunch programs and participated in national competitions. Later, she earned a Master’s at the same time as her daughter. A lifelong violinist, she has also played with the Lafayette Symphony.