Katie Lupkes Randolph Interview, ca. 1977
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Catherine Lupkes Randolph
Mothers--Death; Hotels--Employees; Waitresses; Hotelkeepers; Celebrities; Laurel and Hardy; Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945; Ball, Lucille, 1911-1989
Katie Randolph was 74 years old and was born in Rushmore, Minnesota. She moved with her family near Wheaton when she was 2 years old.
In this interview, she discusses her mother's death and helping to take care of her younger siblings. She talks about her various jobs working in hotels, as a waitress, and a manager at hotels and motels. She discusses meeting various famous people during her time working in customer service at hotels and restaurants. In particular, she discusses meeting Laurel and Hardy, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lucille Ball.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Randolph, Catherine Lupkes, "Katie Lupkes Randolph Interview, ca. 1977" (1977). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 57.