Survivor Story: Willie Mae
- This holotape is found on the corpse of Willie Mae in Flatwoods, on the front porch of her house. The house is located directly east across the street from Green Country Lodge.
I pressed the button, hush. I think it's recording now. Shush. Hello? Hello there? I think it's working. I hate these things.
This is Willie Mae, and I was asked to talk a bit about my life since the war to help educate future children someday. I think that's nice.
I thought I'd just watch my programs and entertain the grandkids in my retirement, but that didn't turn out to be the case...
I'm just glad they all made it to the vault in time, you see. When I saw it in a dream, I knew my prayers were answered.
My husband Frank used to work in the mines. Just a bit before the war there was news of tremors, and he didn't come home...
I don't know what happened to him, or why he never came home for sure. And between you and me, I'm fine with that.
Since the war, I just read my old newspapers and listened to music. It's very peaceful for once, which is just right nice by me.
Ever hear of the Watoga Times Atomic Lottery? The winner got ten years worth of Blamco Mac & Cheese, Salisbury Steak, and Nuka Cola of course.
I played that lottery for 20 years, and I finally won the month before the war. It lasted only 8 years though, but who can you complain to?
By the time it ran out, I had heard the Responders radio broadcasts, so I went out to find them and get supplies. Bless their hearts.
Well, I'm going home now... for a bit anyways. How do I turn this thing off? Blast these things. Not this button, not this one, oh here it is.