Category: Parenting

Blake, Walter Andrew

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.

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Boyd-Jones, Tasha with William Boyd and Reginald Jones.

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 12, 2013

Tasha Boyd Jones grew up with two fathers, her biological father William Boyd (in photo on the right) and her step-father Reginald Jones (in photo on the left) in her life.  In an excerpt of their group interview, they talk about the communication and understanding that made it work so well.

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Myers, Brenda Lousie

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

Brenda Myers reflects on her father who was a decorated medevac helicopter pilot in Vietnam, PTSD, angry war protestors and growing up in the military community.

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Webster, Mary Wilson

89 year-old Mary Webster, recorded with her son Damon Richards, tells of her brief experiences with segregation during college and the importance of family.

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Asante, Deborah Lynn

Posted in: , , , , , Story by: December 3, 2013

Deborah Asante tells about the natural emergence of storytelling in her life. How does growing up in Germany, watching Bonanza, listening to radio dramas and being a big sister work into that? Deborah tells the story.

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Markle, Nicole Leigh

Nicole Markle tells of her love of dance and how her mother struggled to pay for the education that would lead away from rural Virginia to a much bigger world.

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Kendel, Bonnie Buderus

Posted in: , , Story by: October 21, 2013

Bonnie relives the story of taking her three young boys on a joyful visit to her favorite place along the Oregon coast, Oceanside Beach.    

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Huff, Mary Jo

Posted in: , , , , Story by: September 26, 2013

Storyteller and “50-yard-line-Momma”  Mary Jo Huff tells about the different kinds of people and the many ways of expressing team spirit from the bleachers at I.U. Bloomington football games.

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Hamilton, Steve Louis

Posted in: , , , Story by: September 6, 2013

While arranging to take grandparenthing classes, Steve Hamilton gets the spark of an idea for a book from his iPhone and then begins the  process of creating a legacy of love and respect.  

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Oguss, Kenneth Ivan

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

Fresh, tart cherries, a flock of hungry birds, gifts of lemons and seeds for the future. Ken Oguss tells the story of how fathers pass along the legacy of love to their sons and daughters.

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