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The interview was recorded at the snack bar at Amtrak train station in Hudson, NY on June 19, 2014. David Houghton is a retired accountant who works at the snack bar as a volunteer. Originally from Vermont, David has travelled a lot within the US for work and leisure. He has four kids who live in different parts of the country and is now in his second marriage. David has lived in Hudson New York for 22 years and describes the changes that have happened to the city from the time he has moved here to present day. David furthermore talks about his volunteering work, his family and hobbies about how he succeeds in having a positive attitude towards life.
Anne Ribbert is a linguist and educational scientist with a keen interest in life stories and other oral history projects that address identity-related questions. She was born in Germany in 1979 and currently lives in Switzerland. Anne came to Hudson for the oral history summer school 2014.
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