Project of the Skyline
College/North San Mateo County Oral History Archives, Skyline
Student project for LSCI 110 – Digital Oral Research Project, Skyline College
An Interview with my Father
“The Roots of my Apple Tree”, by Sara Figueroa
Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an
April 2005 interview by Sara Figueroa with Dave Figueroa who is a Union Business Representative
10. Overcoming Drugs
12. Inner Strength
An Introduction to Childhood
My father’s basic information, along with information on his early years; being born in
High School Years
This is a brief description of my dad’s four years in high school.
before he enlisted in the
U.S. Marine Corp
In the Marine Corps
My father talks about his experience in the Marine’s. He remembers the time he spent in
Civil Rights, Race Wars
Here, he talks about the events leading up to and surrounding the 60’s and 70’s movement.
“Chato” in his early twenties
In this segment, my dad starts to talk about the beginning of his downward spiral.
Through the Union Doors
After serving his time in the military, my dad became involved in the union.
Here he describes the wonder of music in the streets of
The Last of the Four
Here, my dad recalls Peter Frampton’s concert at Winterland, and the friends he lost afterwards.
This segment seems a little self-explanatory. It describes my father’s relationship with addiction.
It seemed to take years of “going through it”, but my dad talks
about his repent to recovery.
My dad’s father abandoned the family after my
grandparents’ divorce. But here my dad talks about his current relationship
with his father.
Alcoholics & Narcotics Anonymous (AA/NA) have
been fundamental to my dad’s sobriety. Here, he talks about the impact that
these groups have brought him.
My father is a left-wing union activist. And here he
talks about some of his beliefs.
my dad and Clinton, one of his
My father discusses his disappointment in the
current leadership of both our country and state.
His final comments.
is a picture of me and
taken at a time in my life when, as my father
my dad on my 1st x-mas tells
me, I’d never let him put me down
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last revised: 9-26-05
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
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