Louisville Youth Orchestra

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Louisvillian Pat Updegraff recalls her family history, childhood and education in Louisville’s Highlands, and her father, Frank Ropke, a local judge and Commonwealth’s Attorney. She also discusses an extended trip to visit relatives in Nazi Germany in the 1930s, the blossoming of her love for modern languages at the University of Louisville (Class of 1942), her involvement in the formative years of the Louisville Youth Orchestra (1960s), her role in the fight to save the Women’s Club houses in Old Louisville (1970s), and a family fire brick business in Grahn and Louisville, Kentucky.