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Wilson, Nichole Nicholson

Nicole Wilson talks about how her Aunt Ruth, a nurse, got her started on a  lifelong career in health care.        

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Williams, Faye Smith

Posted in: , , , Story by: October 23, 2018

When she was 12 years old Faye Williams found a book about the law left behind by a prominent African American Lawyer.  Reading that book led Faye to a life long career in the law.  

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Hall, John Raymond

Posted in: , , , , , , Story by: October 23, 2018

John Hall shares lessons learned about making friends, the importance of a stable home, and working for good companies and good people.  

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McKinney Cooper, Megan

Megan McKinney Cooper tells how In the late 70’s after her parents’ divorce, her mother earned an MBA, moved the family to San Francisco, and she and her brother became “Latch Key Kids.”

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Parsons, Lee

Posted in: , , , , , Story by: June 7, 2018

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.

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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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Matlack, David Charles.

Posted in: , , , Story by: June 7, 2018

Storyteller and Veterinarian David Matlack describes in great detail his childhood pathway along the Whitewater Gorge and Deer Lick Creek in Richmond, Indiana.

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Holman, Stephanie Annette

Stephanie Holman’s grandmother, Katherine Reece, a beloved English teacher in Shelbyville, had a pioneering spirit when facing breast cancer. Though she died when Stephanie was only five, she saved her granddaughter’s life!

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Frye, Rosemary and William

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.

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Stilwell, Barbara M.

Barbara could not see the baton well enough to catch a high throw. She was a reluctant third grader amidst Junior High School girls in a baton twirling group. Her solution to the problem was very smart.

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