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"Like Captured Fireflies"

Recorded on March 13, 1971, Dr. Abrams presents his speech, “Like Captured Fireflies,” for the 16th Annual Convention of the North Carolina Association of High School FTA Chapters. The event was held in the Page Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, NC.

Opening remarks and stories:

  • An antique cricket box (a story of ethics and salesmanship)

Like captured fireflies (a metaphor):

  • A son’s announcement
  • Becoming independent
  • A story of young lovers
  • A goddaughter is set free from the nest
  • Letters from students
  • What matters is where you get to, not where you start