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Fall 10-2016


Mrs. Margaret Ahles is 81 years old and spends her summers up in Watertown, New York and spends her winters in Mount Dora, Florida. Mrs. Ahles was a registered Nurse for most of her life until she retired. She married Lyle Ahles and had one child, David Ahles. They lived in Rome, New York until they moved to Syracuse, New York to be with their two grandchildren. Mrs. Ahles participated in the Civil Defense program during World War ll. This interview covers the topics of Mrs. Ahles’s life before the war, her time during Civil Defense, and the adjustment after the war and was conducted on October 31, 2016 over the phone while she resided in Mount Dora, FL.

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