[Chicago Slices raw: Wanda And Lilli #3]

Wanda McLenighan & Lilian Bender: two eighty-something women who share their opinions on various topics, including their lifelong friendship. Valjean McLenighan interviews Wanda and Lili in her backyard and in Lincoln Park. They get Perogi's, tour the old neighborhood, have tea and discuss their lives and experiences.

00:00Copy video clip URL “You’ve known each other for a long time now. Do you have any thoughts about how to age gracefully, or for that matter, not so gracefully?” McLenighan asks. “I hope this is gracefully,” Lili responds.

02:00Copy video clip URL Wanda tells a story of when she interviewed for a job in a large Chicago law firm and was not hired after the woman who interviewed her asked what her religion was. When she said she was Roman Catholic the woman said, “We do not hire Roman Catholics.”

05:35Copy video clip URL Wanda and Lili stand in the garden with cut roses. The two old friends say good bye and Wanda holds on to Lili’s arm as they walk.

07:00Copy video clip URL In different takes Lily says, “Where’s that mother of yours?” The two do several takes saying good bye and Wanda continues to ask “Where’s that mother of yours?”

8:39Copy video clip URL End of tape.



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