KIRBY WHITMARSH BAY
Kirby Discusses Plans for His Mamberamo River Exploration Party
Kirby often mailed us audio tapes rather than writing letters. This audio tape from Kirby discusses his upcoming trip up the Mamberamo River in Irian Jaya (New Guinea). He was leading an oil exploration party for Atlantic Richfield when he died in an accident on the river. This was his last tape and it shows his enthusiasm for adventure and risk taking. Also on the clip is Kathy thanking her Grandma and Grandpa Bay for some presents. The tape was made in October and he died November 20, 1974.
Kirby Buys a Truck
While studying for his doctorate at the University of Wyoming, Kirby has quite an adventure attempting to purchase a truck. May, 1968
Kirby Discusses Playing Softball in Wyoming
Kirby has some fun times playing softball with friends at the University of Wyoming-May, 1968
Kirby's Audio "Letter" Re His Thesis, Cats, Indy 500 and Politics
This audio clip, taken from a tape recorded letter in June 1968 has Kirby talking about Marci and his life in Wyoming. He updates my parents and me on his Doctoral Thesis, his cats, a video feed of the Indianapolis 500, politics, etc.
Surviving a Major Winter Storm in Wyoming
Kirby discusses a major winter storm in Wyoming and how he "rescued" a busload of people with a bottle of whisky!
Kirby Discussing His Job Offer From Atlantic Richfield Corp.
Kirby discusses his job offer from Atlantic Richfield Corp and his starting salary of $13,000.
Kirby Sharing His Life on a Road Trip to Denver and a Visit to the Zoo
Kirby and Marci drive from Wyoming to Denver to look for a canoe.. As they drive, they discuss many aspects of their life including their cats and the thugs on the University of Wyoming football team. Later, they go to a zoo and Kirby imitates the animal's cries to rile them up. You'll get a good feel for Kirby's sense of humor from this audio clip.