Phyllis Adair-Ward tells the story of discovering two truths: discrimination at Riverside Park and the loving acceptance of her life-long friend, Mr. Quiggles. (A written version of this story appears in her book, “Wind-chimes and Promises.”)
Gay Burkhart talks about Indianapolis and Westfield in the 1940’s, coal furnaces, tin can phones, and telephone party-line etiquette.
Professional photographer Denis Kelly talks about going to South America as a young man, two stunning photographs of holy sites in Peru, the resulting cross cultural perspective they offered and the help he received in Indianapolis in printing the photos for a New York gallery show.
Cynthia Goodyear talks about how WWII impacted her childhood and how the nation’s sense of war since has changed.
Retired Nurse Lea Jean Kellison, in part of a longer family wedding story, talks about her son Lee who proved himself to be self-reliant and creative as a middle child.
Dr. Louise Elizabeth Goggans talks about people who inspired her to pursue the world of books, education and medicine leading to her PhD and work at many prominent Indianapolis hospitals.
Robert Harold Jackson talks about how his work with the Police Athletic League started a series of events that lead to meeting the woman who would become his wife and mother to his young daughters.
In an excerpt of his oral history Dr. Karl Manders describes his early work in Indianapolis finding non-surgical treatments for patients with chronic pain.
Dennis, a professional chef, talks about the recipe for pound cake he learned from his mother and how, through practice, he learned to measure by eye.
Kristine talks about meeting with a former student and realizing the long term impact of devoting her life to teaching.