Category: childhood

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.  Both 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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Perkins, Sally Jane

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 13, 2013

Reflecting on her path to professional storytelling, Sally Perkins tells of preparing to tell a flannel graph story at church, before she knew how to read, at the age of five! She has been telling stories in public ever since.

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Florio, JoEllen Rossebo

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 13, 2013

JoEllen reflects on the home of her early childhood where her Italian Grandparents created a beautiful, safe garden close to the heart of Chicago.    

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Lyons, Fitzhugh Lee

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 13, 2013

On the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor an Elkhart minister declared that they would rebuild their fire damaged church too. Fizhugh Lyons tells the story of rebuilding and hosting a major Methodist convention in his home town.  

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Boyd-Jones, Tasha with William Boyd and Reginald Jones.

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 12, 2013

Tasha Boyd Jones grew up with two fathers, her biological father William Boyd (in photo on the right) and her step-father Reginald Jones (in photo on the left) in her life.  In an excerpt of their group interview, they talk about the communication and understanding that made it work so well.

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