Category: European American

Mark Alan Lee

During the blizzard of ’78 young Mark Lee stayed with his grandparents who shared the family’s love of stories, baseball, and wishes granted.

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Kohn, Rita Tevelowitz

Indianapolis journalist and playwright Rita Kohn describes how writing a play about Louisa May Alcott led to stories of Indiana’s history.  

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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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Hamaker, Andrew Dale

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

In an excerpt of his story about the life lessons learned from his father, Andrew tells about how his parents encouraged their children to learn to play music. One Christmas evening they found a clever way to channel Andrew’s passion for playing the snare drum.

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Loomer, Delores Mary

The Detroit of Dolores Loomer’s childhood was beautiful, but then her family’s home was robbed, the neighborhood changed and the riots of the late 1960’s began.  

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Chapman, Daniel Clifford and Joan Yarlan

  Mother and son, Joan and Daniel Chapman, share the telling of how their ancestor John Johnson came to Indiana and in 1821 witnessed an historic decision at Conner Prairie.

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Drennen, Don Dale

Posted in: , Story by: April 1, 2014

In excerpts of his interview, Don Drennen tells about Michael, his partner of 22 years whose life was cut tragically short by Multiple Sclerosis in January 2014. Their relationship was full of love, dedication and compassion for each other and the communities they served.

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Hall, Heather Irene

Posted in: , , Story by: April 1, 2014

Heather Irene Hall tells her story about meeting the man she would marry in a Broad Ripple Vintage store while shopping for a jean jacket. Michael Hall tells his version of the story elsewhere on this website.

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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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