Editor’s Note by Meg Lynch Meyer: My mother and father, Roberta Wyman Lynch and her husband John Lynch, were recorded late in their lives by their children. They were asked to share their recollections and memories decade by decade. Read the entire fascinating 1998 transcript: The Lynch Family History by Roberta Wyman Lynch and John Gibbons Lynch

This part of the oral history by Jack and Bobby Gay, as they were known, is filled with their memories from the 1920s. The complete transcript of their recollections has a decade-by-decade linked Table of Contents that lets you jump around through Jack and Bobby Gay’s 20th Century.

Bill Bowe