Category: Indiana

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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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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Fonseca, Bryan Douglas

Posted in: , , , Story by: October 31, 2013

“Why do you do it?” Phoenix Theatre Director / Producer Bryan Fonseca tells about how he decided what to do with his life.

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Webb, Teresa Lynn

Posted in: , , Story by: October 22, 2013

Teresa Webb greets us and tells the story about how she came to be a keeper of spirit flutes and how she draws from within to produce healing music on them.  A third generation Anishinaabe storyteller, Teresa uses music and stories in her work as a Cultural Awareness Educator at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis.

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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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Ball, Lorraine Fay

During a job interview in Indianapolis this native of Brooklyn, New York wondered why everyone in town seemed to be wearing black and white in May.  Lorraine Ball tells about the impact of attending the world’s largest single-day sporting event!

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Asaykwee, Ben Thomas

Posted in: , , , , Story by: October 14, 2013

Take the classic literature of Edgar Allen Poe and turn it into successful modern musical theatre. Absurd?  That is exactly what actor/musician/playwright Ben Asaykwee did.  Ben tells the story of why he created Cabaret Poe in Chicago and brought it to Indianapolis where it continues to make a difference in peoples’ lives.

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Homan, Lou Ann

Posted in: , , , , Story by: October 7, 2013

All that her three little boys wished for Christmas was a pony.  But in order to raise the $75 dollars to pay for it their homesteading mother would have to bake THIRTY PUMPKIN PIES for Thanksgiving … with no electricity, no running water and a wood burning stove!  This is an excerpt of Lou Ann Homan’s inspiring story of raising a family on her Little House On The Prairie Near Angola Indiana.

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Frohlich, Carol Wylie

Posted in: , , , , Story by: September 30, 2013

Half way around the globe, during a trip with the Umoja Project to build dairy shelters and relationships with women and children in Kenya, Carol Frohlich experienced a truth beyond language.

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