Beth Ann Millett tells about planning to be a single mother by choice at 35, figuring out how to tell her friends and family and the wonders of parenthood.
In this excerpt of Gwen Althauser Betor’s life story we hear how she is a survivor with a love of life, family and the poetry of the Hoosier Poet, James Whitcomb Riley.
John Carl Trimble tells a 150 year-old story about how a great, great, strong-willed Aunt held off Morgan’s Raiders with a country breakfast at the family farm in Carlisle, Indiana.
Carol Ann Brown tells about how a simple choice may have saved her father’s life when tragedy struck the river town of Gossport, Indiana,
Frank Basile talks about going to Santa Fe where he was able to thank a former teacher of fifty years ago, face to face, for encouraging him to overcome the fear of public speaking.
Professional storyteller Sandra Harris tells Bob Sander about an ill-fated concert on April 11, 1956 in which white men attacked the performer, Nat King Cole, in Birmingham, Alabama. This shocking event furthered Sandra and Ed Harris’s involvement as early civil rights activists and changed their lives.
Gay Burkhart talks about Indianapolis and Westfield in the 1940’s, coal furnaces, tin can phones, and telephone party-line etiquette.
Professional photographer Denis Kelly talks about going to South America as a young man, two stunning photographs of holy sites in Peru, the resulting cross cultural perspective they offered and the help he received in Indianapolis in printing the photos for a New York gallery show.
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.