Today I conducted my long-anticipated interview with the Seabee veteran. It was a great interview: he needed very little prompting to speak about a topic at great length and for a man in his 90’s his recall of events more than 70 years ago is extremely impressive. I had far more questions than we had time for but I improvised by taking the best and most relevant and sticking to those. The veteran had a great sense of humor which made the interview much more enjoyable for everyone. He also brought his godson and his youngest son with him and they sat in the back of the room which I was hesitant about, thinking about my experiences with 3-person interviews. However, they sat quietly during the interview and everything went very well. I made sure to thank him as an individual and as an employee of the Library for coming in to see us. One thing that I felt I should do was to reinforce the idea that here at the Library as well as for me personally, combat stories generally receive the most attention but ALL veterans and their stories were important. He really seemed to appreciate that. All in all, the veteran and his family seemed very pleased with the interview and I am very glad I was able to do it. This will be my last entry and I just want to say that I am profoundly grateful for my time here and for the opportunities it has given me. The staff here at the Library is fantastic and I wish them all the best. This has been a wonderful experience for me.