Category: family values

Stamm, Nancy Anne Bush

Posted in: , , Story by: May 12, 2015

 Nancy Stamm dedicated her interview to the memory of her late, beloved husband Dick who lived his life empowering others and making friends everywhere

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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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Loomer, Delores Mary

The Detroit of Dolores Loomer’s childhood was beautiful, but then her family’s home was robbed, the neighborhood changed and the riots of the late 1960’s began.  

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Chapman, Daniel Clifford and Joan Yarlan

  Mother and son, Joan and Daniel Chapman, share the telling of how their ancestor John Johnson came to Indiana and in 1821 witnessed an historic decision at Conner Prairie.

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Drennen, Don Dale

Posted in: , Story by: April 1, 2014

In excerpts of his interview, Don Drennen tells about Michael, his partner of 22 years whose life was cut tragically short by Multiple Sclerosis in January 2014. Their relationship was full of love, dedication and compassion for each other and the communities they served.

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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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Perkins, Sally Jane

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 13, 2013

Reflecting on her path to professional storytelling, Sally Perkins tells of preparing to tell a flannel graph story at church, before she knew how to read, at the age of five! She has been telling stories in public ever since.

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Florio, JoEllen Rossebo

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 13, 2013

JoEllen reflects on the home of her early childhood where her Italian Grandparents created a beautiful, safe garden close to the heart of Chicago.    

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Lyons, Fitzhugh Lee

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 13, 2013

On the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor an Elkhart minister declared that they would rebuild their fire damaged church too. Fizhugh Lyons tells the story of rebuilding and hosting a major Methodist convention in his home town.  

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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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