Duane Tappe, former attendant of the George W. Norris House in McCook, came to his rescue, complete with a newly digitized copy of the 1970 interview.
As Tappe explained it, "in February, the McCook Daily Gazette had a photo of Dr. Robert Manley and a request for cards for his 80th birthday. I mailed a card to him and told him that the interview that he did with Ellie (Mrs. George) Norris in 1970 was available at the George Norris Home.
"I put a note explaining this inside of the birthday card to Dr. Manly, and received the following reply," Tappe said:
Over the years, I asked the ETV folks about it -- their response varied from 'There is no such interview' to 'you never did such an interview' to 'it's all in your imagination.'
Thanks for proving that I haven't lost all my marbles --
By the way -- Mrs. Norris was a sharp, wonderful lady -- who appreciated the opportunity to talk about herself and the children.
As I recall, one of the friends /relatives who was with her cautioned me to limit the interview to no more than 10-15 minutes"
Tappe added that the George Norris Foundation is pleased to announce that the entire batch of 200 "Little George" replicas of the Norris sculpture at 706 Norris Ave. have been sold.
Sculptor Gary Ginther is making the last 25 for delivery to donors in McCook, Colorado and Alabama.