In Her Own Words

The Story of Alice Testrake

Valerie Walawender, Collector and Illustrator


Walawender, Valerie, collector and illustrator. “The Story of Alice Testrake.” New York Folklore, vol. 40-3-4, 2014, pp. 3-11.


These stories were told by Alice Testrake at her home in Ripley, NY, in the winter of 2013–2014. Family members were sometimes present. Her memories were collected and illustrated by Art Facilitator Valerie Walawender, MA, as part of Hospice of Chautauqua County’s Art Enrichment Program.

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