Category: childhood

Huston, Mack (Joe)

Posted in: , , , , , Story by: June 7, 2019

During his childhood in the fifties when the topics of religion and sex were far more sensitive, Mack describes his experience with different churches.

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Steinmetz, Barbara Ann

Pets were an important part of Barbara Ann’s idealistic childhood in Brown County, Indiana. Little did she know that wild foxes would take someone dear from her and lead to a career in the medical field.

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Barton, Nancy Ann

Nancy Barton’s Mother kept a journal about important moments in Nancy’s life from birth to eighteen years of age. It is a gift of love that Nancy encourages others to do for their children.

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Robinson, Lisa Lopez

Lisa works with college students; helping them discover their gifts and potential. Is it any wonder that she was raised and influenced by people who encouraged her creativity and the love of learning new things?

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Harris, Tronay Deon

Deon shares the beginning of his life story of escaping poverty and crime that he tells to all of the young African American men he counsels as a police officer / leader in the Our Kids program.

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Munds, Ellen Hart

Posted in: , , , , Story by: November 25, 2018

During her childhood Ellen Hart Munds visited River House, the beautiful home of her Great Grandmother Nelly in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Over the years Ellen has kept family history alive by passing the stories about Nelly and other relatives along to the next generation.

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Wilson, Nichole Nicholson

Nicole Wilson talks about how her Aunt Ruth, a nurse, got her started on a  lifelong career in health care.        

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Williams, Faye Smith

Posted in: , , , Story by: October 23, 2018

When she was 12 years old Faye Williams found a book about the law left behind by a prominent African American Lawyer.  Reading that book led Faye to a life long career in the law.  

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Hall, John Raymond

Posted in: , , , , , , Story by: October 23, 2018

John Hall shares lessons learned about making friends, the importance of a stable home, and working for good companies and good people.  

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McKinney Cooper, Megan

Megan McKinney Cooper tells how In the late 70’s after her parents’ divorce, her mother earned an MBA, moved the family to San Francisco, and she and her brother became “Latch Key Kids.”

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