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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During the blizzard of ’78 young Mark Lee stayed with his grandparents who shared the family’s love of stories, baseball, and wishes granted.
Maggie Lewis decribes how going away to college changed her life.
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.
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.
While growing up in a family of 17 children in South Bend, Walter helped his Father in the trash hauling business. During his freshman year at Notre Dame Walter came home to visit and gained a fresh appreciation for what his family had done for him.