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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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Diehl, Kathleen Ann

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

Kathleen Diehl, in her life story about her career as a public librarian, describes the expanding role of libraries and literacy.

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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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