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.
Phyllis Adair-Ward tells the story of discovering two truths: discrimination at Riverside Park and the loving acceptance of her life-long friend, Mr. Quiggles. (A written version of this story appears in her book, “Wind-chimes and Promises.”)
Gay Burkhart talks about Indianapolis and Westfield in the 1940’s, coal furnaces, tin can phones, and telephone party-line etiquette.
Cynthia Goodyear talks about how WWII impacted her childhood and how the nation’s sense of war since has changed.
Retired Nurse Lea Jean Kellison, in part of a longer family wedding story, talks about her son Lee who proved himself to be self-reliant and creative as a middle child.
Dr. Louise Elizabeth Goggans talks about people who inspired her to pursue the world of books, education and medicine leading to her PhD and work at many prominent Indianapolis hospitals.
Joyce Anne Werry tells of attending a one-room-school-house in her home town of Hartford City, Indiana.
Over the course of her life Jacquelyn Cornish has learned the full story of how the loss of her grandparents farmhouse to a fire changed the lives of her family and the surrounding community in Freeport Pennsylvania.
Diane grew up admiring her Aunt Helen who, with her husband Don, ran a flight school. It took years to find out that Helen had flown bombers and pursuit planes back during WWII. Diane reflects on the life of her remarkable and yet modest Aunt.
Cecil Wynalda reflects on the integrity and humor of his parents.