Category: Parenting

McKinney Cooper, Megan

Megan McKinney Cooper tells how In the late 70’s after her parents’ divorce, her mother earned an MBA, moved the family to San Francisco, and she and her brother became “Latch Key Kids.”

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Frye, Rosemary and William

In an interview with her Grandson Wes, Rosemary Fry tells of growing up in Elwood, Indiana during the Great Depression. She recalls how her father brought extra food to the table and how she entertained her three younger brothers with reading aloud and movie matinees.

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Stilwell, Barbara M.

Barbara could not see the baton well enough to catch a high throw. She was a reluctant third grader amidst Junior High School girls in a baton twirling group. Her solution to the problem was very smart.

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Clifton, Sharon Kirk

One year when the budget was too tight to buy presents storyteller Sharon Kirk Clifton brought out her sewing machine to create an unforgettable Christmas for her two young daughters.

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Grabill, Patricia Joanne

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 6, 2017

People ask, how do you stay married for 50 years?  Patricia shares time tested advice, humor, and optimism learned over the years with her husband Tom.

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Osili, Vop

Posted in: , , , , , Story by: May 26, 2017

Vop Osilli’s earliest memories are from Nigeria at the beginning of civil war when his mother, an American, decided it was time to leave.

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Lee, Mark Alan

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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Lewis, Maggie Ann

Maggie Lewis decribes how going away to college changed her life.

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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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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. ¬†Both were to be found at the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis.

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