Betsy Buford

“When I first moved in, my friend Harvey (Bumgardner) kept saying, ‘Good luck on the frontier.’ I said, “Harvey, why are you telling me ‘Good luck on the frontier?’ instead of saying ‘good luck in Historic Oakwood?’ He stood on my front porch and said, ‘Cause darling, there’s a shooting or a knifing on that corner every Saturday night and that’s why we call it a frontier.'”

Betsy Buford has lived in Oakwood since 1978. She currently lives with her husband Donald at 321 East Lane Street.

To listen to an excerpt of her interview with Exploris Middle School, select “play” below.

Betsy Buford Excerpt

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011. Filed under: Harvey Bumgardner

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