Elaine was born on October 27, 1928 in Seaford, DE. Her father was a farmer who used an animal-drawn plough for their small farm. At the time of Pearl Harbor, Elaine was thirteen years old and on her way to the local movie theater where she worked as a ticket seller. She used her income to buy war bonds in school. She later began working another job at the bank in Seaford. She currently resides in Seaford at the Manor House.
In the interview, Elaine speaks about growing up on her family’s farm and her mother’s canning. She recalls her time working in a movie theater’s box office and watching the movie newsreels while noting how beautiful the theater is. She later became a banker and worked there up until retirement. Elaine speaks on the effect the new DuPont plant had on Seaford, and how it’s existence caused many people to move to her town for possible employment. Towards the end of the interview, she speaks of a board at the local post office listing the fallen soldiers.