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{SPEAKER name="Debbie Sonnenstrahl/Shirley Schultz (interpreter)"} He became a newspaper reporter. Imagine that.
He refused to talk, but he refused to let his deafness stop him.

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And he traveled all over the world and one day he found himself in Mexico.

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During that time there was the Spanish Civil War going on. It was bombing, well, fighting, shooting, all going around him.

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Washburn thought a minute. He felt that he should interview the dictator or president of Mexico at that time and find out what were his dreams? What did he want for his people, for his country?

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So Washburn found out where his headquarters were, went there, and went into the room, and it was just filled, packed with people.

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Naturally, Washburn was not the only reporter who wanted to see him, everyone wanted to see him.

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So he looked around, all the people ahead of him, and he knew that it was worthless waiting. So, took a look and left the room. He went out.

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You think he gave up? No way. He went to a store and guess what he bought?

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He bought himself a black coat with long tails and a long, tall, black hat. Top hat. And white gloves. And a black cane, with a white top.

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And the last thing he bought himself was a white pair of spats. You know what spats are? The covering, I didn’t know what that was myself, I had to look it up, covers on the shoe.

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So, anyways, he went back to the headquarters, entered the room, and everyone’s eyes riveted on him.


Transcription Notes:
The time doesn’t seem to be consistent on the recording. Every time I go back to check a time stamp it’s either 2 seconds early or late, I fix it, but when I come back it’s the same problem.

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