Category: childhood

Martin, Beverly

Posted in: , , Story by: December 5, 2015

As a young person, Beverly Martin applied degrees in Sociology and Library Science along with her parent’s sense of adventure to her work in the VISTA program near Laredo,Texas.

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Pletcher, Letha and Tisha

Letha Pletcher tells her granddaughter Tisha about living near the railroad in Pierceton, Indiana during the 1930’s; playing in grain elevators, air that smelled of peppermint, and feeding the hungry.    

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Corbett, Thomas

Thomas Corbett has volunteered countless of hours and biked thousands of miles in support of those who suffer from multiple sclerosis. It all began with a red, single speed Schwinn.

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Fong, Belinda

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 4, 2015

An Unexpected Thanksgiving. Belinda, a recent immigrant from Austrailia, tells how overcoming an early hearing loss increased her love of music and her appreciation of other kinds of people.      

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Winterrowd, Thomas Shaw

Posted in: , , , , , , Story by: May 12, 2015

After his parents divorced Tom lived with his Shaw grandparents during the depression In Flatrock, Indiana. He talks of the many lessons learned about money, heros, hard work, religion and good books.

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Peerless, David John

  Educator and Professional Storyteller David Peerless tells of his childhood years in Cleveton, England where he paid close attention to stories people told about how the world had changed and then made his own observations to that effect. This sampler of his stories will leave you wanting more.  

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Zalkin, Robert

Posted in: , , , , Story by: December 11, 2014

Bob Zalkin graphs a path from school to the Pentagon, to the Synagog, to the high seas. It is the course of a man who is always growing.

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Lofton, Mary Lou

Posted in: , , , Story by: March 31, 2014

Mary Lou Lofton’s son Tim was full of energy and and joyful sound effects but he also feared two things that were designed to delight children. ┬áBoth were to be found at the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis.

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Lieber, Tammy Ann

Posted in: , , , Story by: March 24, 2014

Years after leaving home Tammy Lieber visited the rural farm house of her childhood periodically to reflect and rebuild her life. In this excerpt of her life story she describes listening to the wonderful range of sounds of the country heard from the porch and her fresh appreciation for rural life.

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Blake, Walter Andrew

While growing up in a family of 17 children in South Bend, Walter helped his Father in the trash hauling business. During his freshman year at Notre Dame Walter came home to visit and gained a fresh appreciation for what his family had done for him.

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