What a treasure Arlene Curns is!
Ninety-three years young, she has seen it all, done it all, and best of all she tells it all! From her earliest days in Flint where the bulk of the American Century was being invented she walked the same streets with the likes of Billy Durant, Charles Stewart Mott, J. Dallas Dort, Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, Albert Champion and the rest of the people moving the American automobile industry while positioning General Motors in to becoming the largest company the world had ever known.
Beyond that was the city itself. Flint was becoming the home of the highest per capita income in the country en route to being named the "All American City" after surviving one of the most deadly tornado's in the history of the Western Hemisphere - the Flint Beecher Tornado of 1953.
Along the way she lived through the Roaring 20's, radio, TV, automobiles, motion pictures, computers, ipods, cell phones, The Great Depression, World War Two, The Cold War, The JFK Assassination, The Moon Landing, Vietnam, Watergate, The Challenger Explosion, 9/11, two more wars, and everything else. She also met the love of her life, raised a family, became a career woman, and embraced it all.
She's written a lovely book " Noodles and Cars", to tell the tale. She has the stories, the enthusiasm, and the passion to tell them well!
Join us for a very special edition of "Fish and The Flint Chronicles!"