Category: Indiana

Pletcher, Letha and Tisha

Letha Pletcher tells her granddaughter Tisha about living near the railroad in Pierceton, Indiana during the 1930’s; playing in grain elevators, air that smelled of peppermint, and feeding the hungry.    

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Corbett, Thomas

Thomas Corbett has volunteered countless of hours and biked thousands of miles in support of those who suffer from multiple sclerosis. It all began with a red, single speed Schwinn.

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Naiken, Ansuyah

Posted in: , , Story by: December 5, 2015

Ansuyah voted for the first time in her life in 1994. She describes the excitement and euphoria of the first democratic election held in South Africa and the rise to power of the African National Congress.

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Fong, Belinda

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 4, 2015

An Unexpected Thanksgiving. Belinda, a recent immigrant from Austrailia, tells how overcoming an early hearing loss increased her love of music and her appreciation of other kinds of people.      

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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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Winterrowd, Thomas Shaw

Posted in: , , , , , , Story by: May 12, 2015

After his parents divorced Tom lived with his Shaw grandparents during the depression In Flatrock, Indiana. He talks of the many lessons learned about money, heros, hard work, religion and good books.

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Stamm, Nancy Anne Bush

Posted in: , , Story by: May 12, 2015

 Nancy Stamm dedicated her interview to the memory of her late, beloved husband Dick who lived his life empowering others and making friends everywhere

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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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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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Sauffer, John William

Posted in: , , , , , Story by: March 25, 2014

Born in the 1930’s, John Sauffer reflects on growing up in Richmond, Indiana and coming to the big city of Indianapolis. He describes simpler times when more was left to your imagination.    

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