Gün Orgun Carruth and Orhan Orgun

Gün Orgun Carruth and Orhan Orgun
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  • Photo taken in:
    Istanbul
    Year when photo was taken:
    1972
    Country name at time of photo:
    Turkey
    Country name today:
    Turkey
On this photo you can see my daughter Gün and my son Orhan, with our dog Kurt, in Polonezköy. It was taken in 1972. I had two children: my son Orhan, born in 1966, and my daughter Gün, born in 1968. I worked in my father's office. My aunt Viktorya, who was like a grandmother to them, came to stay with us on Monday mornings and went back on Friday evenings. This continued until my son turned two. I stopped working when my daughter was about to be born, because Tantika had become too old to take care of two small children. One day, my husband and I had a serious talk and considered the two alternatives open to us: either we moved near my parents' home in Yesilyurt and left the children with them when I went to work, or he quit his job and went to work with my father. We chose the latter. We then started a poultry farm. Our intention was to stop working in business, as soon as the farm would support us because, by that time, Günel had had enough of city life in general and business life, in particular. The children, who were two and four when we moved to Polonezköy, later attended the village elementary school, which consisted of a single room where all 5 grades were taught by a single teacher. We had a very good life there. We owned cows, a few sheep, ducks, cats and dogs, and some 6000 chicken. Four families worked for us. We made a living by selling eggs.

Interview details

Interviewee: Güler Orgun
Interviewer:
Anet Pase
Month of interview:
May
Year of interview:
2005
Istanbul, Turkey

KEY PERSON

Gün Orgun Carruth
Year of birth:
1968
City of birth:
Istanbul
Country name at time of birth:
Turkey
Occupation
before WW II:
Teacher/Professor
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Orgun
    Year of changing: 
    1994
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Orhan Orgun
Year of birth:
1966
City of birth:
Istanbul
Country name at time of birth:
Turkey
Occupation
before WW II:
Teacher/Professor
after WW II:
Teacher/Professor

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