Category: family values

McCann, Kim Kay

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

After publishing her first professional magazine article In LA, Kim returns to the Upper Peninsula for a memorable visit with one of her most important artistic influences.

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Homan, Lou Ann

Posted in: , , , , Story by: October 7, 2013

All that her three little boys wished for Christmas was a pony.  But in order to raise the $75 dollars to pay for it their homesteading mother would have to bake THIRTY PUMPKIN PIES for Thanksgiving … with no electricity, no running water and a wood burning stove!  This is an excerpt of Lou Ann Homan’s inspiring story of raising a family on her Little House On The Prairie Near Angola Indiana.

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Strickland, Paul

Posted in: , , , Story by: October 1, 2013

Beth, the babysitter, is nice but she does not know what  four-year-old Paul wants for lunch when he asks for “Foffy.” So begins the quest for food and understanding.

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Meyer, Elizabeth A.

In Indian Lake, north east of Indianapolis, groups of kids rode their bikes three miles to the store for candy or a soda and learned to live as a community. During the summer of 1969 the whole town watched TV together as history was being made over 238,000 miles away. Elizabeth Meyer tells the story.

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Evans, Carol Lucille

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

Carol talks about her childhood summers in Culver, Indiana on Lake Maxincuckee in an excerpt of  “203 Hawkins Street”, a story apprearing in her book: All My Springs; A Journey Of A Lifetime.  She volunteers to work with older seniors; teaching them the importance of recording their personal history for their descendants.

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Taylor, Ralph

Ralph Taylor, athlete, teacher, sports broadcaster, consultant, builder of cultural bridges speaks of the many role models in his early life that inspired him to make the world a better place.

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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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Barrett, Susan Seller

Posted in: , , , Story by: September 4, 2013

After many years of kindness to an older family friend, a will is changed, a gift surprises everyone and Susan Barrett’s dreams to improve services to the needy come true.

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Trimble, Tony Lynn

Raised in Boswell, Tony Trimble brought the compassion and humanity of small town Indiana to his work as a psychologist at the Indiana Youth Center in Plainfield,  his current work as a history professor at Ivy Tech, and as a well educated citizen of the world.  

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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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