Category: childhood

McDonald, Joseph E.

Posted in: , , , , Story by: November 15, 2013

Joe McDonald talks about learning to ride a horse and eating most meals in the resort restaurant while living in Clifty Falls Park during his childhood in the 1940s.  

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Virgin, Janice Kay

Janice Virgin describes an idyllic childhood during the fifties and sixties in Indianapolis; full of fashion, sports and freedom.

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McCann, Kim Kay

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

After publishing her first professional magazine article In LA, Kim returns to the Upper Peninsula for a memorable visit with one of her most important artistic influences.

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Strickland, Paul

Posted in: , , , Story by: October 1, 2013

Beth, the babysitter, is nice but she does not know what  four-year-old Paul wants for lunch when he asks for “Foffy.” So begins the quest for food and understanding.

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Meyer, Elizabeth A.

In Indian Lake, north east of Indianapolis, groups of kids rode their bikes three miles to the store for candy or a soda and learned to live as a community. During the summer of 1969 the whole town watched TV together as history was being made over 238,000 miles away. Elizabeth Meyer tells the story.

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Evans, Carol Lucille

Posted in: , , , , , Story by: September 27, 2013

Carol talks about her childhood summers in Culver, Indiana on Lake Maxincuckee in an excerpt of  “203 Hawkins Street”, a story apprearing in her book: All My Springs; A Journey Of A Lifetime.  She volunteers to work with older seniors; teaching them the importance of recording their personal history for their descendants.

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Taylor, Ralph

Ralph Taylor, athlete, teacher, sports broadcaster, consultant, builder of cultural bridges speaks of the many role models in his early life that inspired him to make the world a better place.

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Oguss, Kenneth Ivan

Posted in: , , , , Story by: August 24, 2013

Fresh, tart cherries, a flock of hungry birds, gifts of lemons and seeds for the future. Ken Oguss tells the story of how fathers pass along the legacy of love to their sons and daughters.

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Freeman, Stephen “Pete”

Posted in: , , , Story by: August 19, 2013

Pete Freeman tells the first of a series of life stories about being introverted and deciding for himself at the age of six that it was okay!  Part 1 – Runaway.

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Moore, Wilma Lee

Indiana Historical Society Archivist Wilma Moore talks about growing up as an “observer of history.”  From going to segregated Crispus Attucks High School to watching news coverage of historic events on tv with her family, her love of history prepared her for her life’s work.

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