Elizabeth Adda Robinson Ratcliffe
1923-2015
 
Recordings
 
• Elizabeth Robinson Ratcliffe - Reflections on Life
    (00:00-58:11)
From growing up in China in the 1920s and ’30s, to getting a Byzantine Medieval Art History MA degree (1973), to working as a psychotherapist for more than 30 years in Oakland and Berkeley, CA.
Audio only recording
• Lewis Perry - The High Point of My Career
    (58:12-01:16:02)



Mom Moments (06:21) 8mm silent home movies, 1951-1962


Recorded in 1976 by Elizabeth with her father, Harold Wesley Robinson, when he was 90 years of age. As she recounts at the tape’s conclusion:
Two years have gone by; this is Christmas now in 1982 and Grampa has been gone from this world nearly two years. Grampa and I dialogued this little collection of jokes and songs when he was 90 years old in his room in Hillcrest House, Carmel Valley Manor. It was November of 1976 then. I thought my daughter Patty, who was living in Japan, would especially enjoy hearing his voice as a Christmas present clear across the world. And indeed she did. Now this year, I have rediscovered the tape and am making copies for other relatives who might, at Christmas time, get a kick out of remembering Dad’s great good humor and playfulness which was with him nearly to the end of his life. Along with Grampa, I send you all my Seasons Greetings and love. This is Eliabeth Ratcliffe, or Lepai, signing off.



Songs and Memories of North China American School in Tungchow, China, (31:55)
recorded by her daughter Patty, 12 December 2012



EARR Singing a Chinese Children's Song






Growing Up In China - 1925-1940
1999 audio recording (two 90-minute cassette tapes divided into four parts) of Elizabeth recounting her years growing up in China to her son David going through old photographs. As more of the images are re-located a slide show will be produced. In the meantime, transcribed selected text excerpts are presented via the following links into the Chronology timeline as well as the China and Family Picture Books.






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