Fern harvesting & woodrat compost

Gondolas-1In this show, 89-year-old Edith (Dellepere) Gondola talks about her family and childhood with her husband Ambrose–who she has known for 80 years and been married to for 67 years. They are joined in conversation by Ken Eichstadt. Tune in to hear how Edith’s father made a good living harvesting sacks of compost from woodrat nests, and gathering wild fern fronds to sell to florists in San Francisco. Eventually he and Edith’s mother, Rose, opened a bar and gas station in the crossroads town of Olema.

Listen to the show by clicking the arrow below, or download the mp3 here.

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