Category: Indianapolis

Whitener, Frances Fowler

Posted in: , , , Story by: August 24, 2013

After a childhood in Martinsville, North Carolina, reading plays and dreaming of being a teacher of drama, Frances faced the frightening real life drama of serious heath issues. When Frances and her husband Rick came to Indianapolis they found job opportunities, medical expertise and a good life together.

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Cork, Cato and Beatrice Louise

Posted in: , , Story by: August 9, 2013

Cato and Beatrice Cork reflect on life, love, marriage and how honest role models can help couples get through difficult times.

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Moore, Wilma Lee

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.

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Burkhart, Gay

Posted in: , , , , , Story by: July 29, 2013

Gay Burkhart talks about Indianapolis and Westfield in the 1940’s, coal furnaces, tin can phones, and telephone party-line etiquette.

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Jackson, Robert Harold

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

Robert Harold Jackson talks about how his work with the Police Athletic League started a  series of events that lead to meeting the woman who would become his wife and mother to his young daughters.

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Wheaton Sr., Dennis Ray

Posted in: , , , , , Story by: June 27, 2013

Dennis, a professional chef, talks about the recipe for pound cake he learned from his mother and how, through practice, he learned to measure by eye.

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Myers, Kristine

Kristine talks about meeting with a former student and realizing the long term impact of devoting her life to teaching.

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