I received a wonderful surprise last week, a completely transcribed version of my grandfather’s memoirs in hard copy and as a computer file. I knew that someone was working on it, but I wasn’t sure of the exact details. I’d been semi-dreading having to transcribe the 304 page memoir myself. Imagine my relief upon receiving a 500+ page complete transcript of the very document I was working on.
My thanks go to:
- Peggy Arnold, who did the actual transcription.
- Attorney Dallas Albritton, my grandfather’s long-time friend and the one who encouraged my grandfather to write the memoir and who commissioned the transcription once the memoir was complete.
- Darell Dyal, another friend of my grandfather who set up the meeting where I received the transcript.
- My aunt, Liberty Galloway, who made sure I was present at the meeting and who is making sure that this project continues.
The plan from here is for me to edit the transcript and see what it will take to have it published as a book. As I work, I’ll be publishing excerpts here on this website to promote the project.
I’m also working with my cousin Brandy to produce a movie based on the World War II portion of the memoir. News on that project will also continue to appear on this site.
We’re really excited about this development. It moves the timeline for our project ahead by years. Peggy did the hard part for us, now we can move on to the next step of our projects.