Category: Story

Bussell, Carol

Posted in: Story by: June 7, 2018

Born in New York, Carol Bussell is a professor at IUPUI who uses stories in her teaching. She came to her Life Stories intervew with family artifacts, journals, diaries, photos, and most importantly books!

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Clifton, Sharon Kirk

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.

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Bond, Doris Virginia

Posted in: , , , , Story by: December 6, 2017

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.

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Hale, Beverly D.

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 6, 2017

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.    

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Grabill, Patricia Joanne

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 6, 2017

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.

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Osili, Vop

Posted in: , , , , , Story by: May 26, 2017

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.

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Rhodes, Crystal V.

Posted in: , , , Story by: May 26, 2017

A successful  writer and producer of plays and television programs, Crystal Rhodes offers advice to those who have “The call of the dream!”

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Naiken, Jayla

Posted in: Story by: April 27, 2017

Traditional values from India, raised in South Africa, and coming to America all played a role in finding a wife for Jaya Naiken.

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Chilluffo, Garry

Posted in: , , , , , , Story by: January 26, 2017

In the 1980’s when Garry Chilluffo moved from Broad Ripple to buy a home in the decaying neighborhood of Saint Joseph’s  he joined a colorful group of preservationists to save the historic houses from demolition.

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De la Peña, Amparo

Posted in: , , , , Story by: January 26, 2017

A granddaughter of immigrants in Uruguay, Amparo set off for a new life in America to explore the frontier of Science.  All of her worldly possessions were packed in just two suitcases.

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