Below are links (to be updated soon; Katch is no longer providing service) to archived, live streaming Periscope broadcasts during which Vickie Maris tells stories of her parents’ lives during WW2. In some of the archived videos, she is interviewing her mom, Lucille Maris, who answers questions that students have asked in the online course on the same subject or that they are asking live during the chat.
July 2015 Sunroom Conversation – Topics: Living in a house in Galesburg, Illinois after Jim Maris was out of the US Air Force and attended school at Curry’s School of Aeronautics for A and P; litter of Cocker Spaniel puppies from Blondie (photos shared); kittens rescued from airplane tire at Curry’s School; friends visiting from Chicago; friends, Grover and Faye Doyle visiting in Galesburg; question about how to keep relationship strong while husband on a 9-month deployment; looking at photo of Jim Maris in his officer’s uniform; what it was like to live in one room of a house while Jim was in school before they moved to little farm house in Galesburg. Approximately 20 minutes. https://ktch.tv/20NV
October 2015 – Topics of broadcast: Photos of Jim Maris with B-24 and the officers in his crew; this is plane that they flew overseas in the fuel consumption test, Straight Flush. You’ll also see a photo of Jim Maris in a plane he flew at the tow target base in England. Approximately 7:30 minutes. https://ktch.tv/3mq1
November 2015 – Topics of this Periscope broadcast: Recap of Jim Maris buzzing the top of the Hotel Jayhawk in Topeka, Kansas as he departed for England and the war in a B-24 bomber with the 9 other crew members. It was his way of waving goodbye to my mom, Lucille, who was on the top of the hotel; See telegram that my dad sent to my mom upon his return from England. See telegram that my dad sent to my mom upon his return from England. Approximately 3 minutes. https://ktch.tv/4VM9
November 2015 – Treasuring Memories: Periscope broadcast in which Vickie Maris participated in the pass-the-cast, Treasuring Memories, hosted by @npbradshaw. She goes through several of the slides that are used in the online course in Udemy and talks about the history behind the pictures and memorabilia. Approximately 19 minutes. https://ktch.tv/3F7Q?s=02m28s
November 2015 – Honoring Jim Maris on Veteran’s Day. https://ktch.tv/3-KL
December 2015 – Topic of Periscope broadcast: Vickie Maris being grateful for the way Jim and Lucille Maris raised her to be an independent woman. See photos of Vickie with her dad, Jim, and several of their pets. https://ktch.tv/6Sx2