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!
Storyteller and Veterinarian David Matlack describes in great detail his childhood pathway along the Whitewater Gorge and Deer Lick Creek in Richmond, Indiana.
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!
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.
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.
Kathleen Diehl, in her life story about her career as a public librarian, describes the expanding role of libraries and literacy.
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.
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.
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.