"I came to this country and I missed that good music. And I missed going dancing. You know there was no such thing. My parents didn't go anyplace like that. And I said – Dad thought, well, it was hard for me. He went and got a wet battery, you know, for our radio. We didn't have electricity, and you had to have the wet battery for the radio so that I could at least listen to the music. And I happened to hear Guy Lombardo's band. And I thought, 'Well, if they can have music like that, there must be something good to be found here eventually,' I thought."

Carla Due on the Joy of the Radio


Other Excerpts from Carla Due's Interview:

Buzzed by Low-Flying Bombers
Barn Dances in the 1940s
The Stock Market Crash
RFD to Main Street
Banks Closing
Local Politics
The Eggs & Cream Economy
The World Economy
Surviving the Tornado
Diversity of Churches
Immigrating to Nebraska
Learning English
Carla's Trip to Nebraska
Plowing with Horses & Mules