Lorraine Rife


Lorraine Rife has lived in the Sarasota area since her family moved to Anna Maria Island in 1924. She was one of the first lifeguards in Manatee County. She lived on Anna Maria until the early 1980s when she moved to southern Sarasota County. Lorraine has had many occupations over her long life, including: work at Singer Sewing Machine Company, civil service and real estate. Currently, Lorraine teaches quilting in addition to learning Greek and Hebrew.

Student Interviewer: Crystal Kersey

Crystal is a fourth year anthropology student at New College and a native Floridian. She was drawn to this project by her interest in local history, photography and storytelling.

Interview Transcripts

Posted in: 2011

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