Category: childhood

Moffat, Pauline M.

Posted in: , Story by: December 5, 2013

Pauline Moffat tells of growing up near Sidney, Australia in the very different climate down under.

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Asante, Deborah Lynn

Posted in: , , , , , Story by: December 3, 2013

Deborah Asante tells about the natural emergence of storytelling in her life. How does growing up in Germany, watching Bonanza, listening to radio dramas and being a big sister work into that? Deborah tells the story.

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Kennedy, Sheila Suess Simkin

Posted in: , , , , Story by: November 21, 2013

Convinced by her mother that she could do anything she chose, Sheila went to law school and was the first woman lawyer hired by Baker and Daniels in Indianapolis in the 1960’s. It was a time of change and some awkward moments…

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Charles, Shirley Anne

Posted in: , , , , Story by: November 21, 2013

One of 13 children growing up in Washington, Indiana in the 1940’s, Shirley Charles tells of shared wardrobes and the time consuming chore of washing clothes.

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Markle, Nicole Leigh

Nicole Markle tells of her love of dance and how her mother struggled to pay for the education that would lead away from rural Virginia to a much bigger world.

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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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