Pets were an important part of Barbara Ann’s idealistic childhood in Brown County, Indiana. Little did she know that wild foxes would take someone dear from her and lead to a career in the medical field.
As a young man in the early 1960’s, Lee Parsons became an advocate for new environmental concerns that were affecting his family’s beloved farm near Avon, Indiana.
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.
In 1946 when Doris was eight years old her father had a travel trailer built and took the family on a six month journey from Canada, across the United States and back. Doris recalls the highlights.
Beverly describes days of simple pleasures visiting her grandmother and cousins in rural Mississippi in the late 1970’s. There were early morning chores, tending animals, and best of all, horseback riding.
Letha Pletcher tells her granddaughter Tisha about living near the railroad in Pierceton, Indiana during the 1930’s; playing in grain elevators, air that smelled of peppermint, and feeding the hungry.
Thomas Corbett has volunteered countless hours and biked thousands of miles in support of those who suffer from multiple sclerosis. It all began with a red, single speed Schwinn.
After his parents divorced Tom lived with his Shaw grandparents during the depression In Flatrock, Indiana. He talks of the many lessons learned about money, heros, hard work, religion and good books.
Educator and Professional Storyteller David Peerless tells of his childhood years in Cleveton, England where he paid close attention to stories people told about how the world had changed and then made his own observations to that effect. This sampler of his stories will leave you wanting more.
Years after leaving home Tammy Lieber visited the rural farm house of her childhood periodically to reflect and rebuild her life. In this excerpt of her life story she describes listening to the wonderful range of sounds of the country heard from the porch and her fresh appreciation for rural life.