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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Bert Pickett, December 18, 1999. Interview K-0285. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Struggling to maintain strength despite a devastating loss

Pickett illuminates some of the psychology of loss. He lost virtually all his property as a result of the flooding that accompanied Hurricane Floyd and seems determined not to allow his psyche to suffer similar devastation. He calls himself a "flood survivor" rather than a "flood victim," but feels deeply the flood's attack on the material of memories, especially his photos from the Vietnam War.

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Oral History Interview with Bert Pickett, December 18, 1999. Interview K-0285. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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