Oral Storytelling Project

Always be skeptical about trusting people you don’t know.

Ed talks about the role comic books have played in his life.

Ed and Kaitlyn discuss childhood memories, comic books, and all the different ways to measure wealth in one’s life.

Claudia and Kaitlyn talk about childhood, mindfulness, and parenting.

Claudia reflects on her childhood and the importance of family in her life. She shares lessons from parenting, mindfulness, and teaches Kaitlyn the concept of “self-talk”.

Roxie talks about the importance of giving back.

Roxie reflects on the influence her family has had in her life, the importance of volunteerism, and her life as an experiential learner.

Joe shares his childhood struggle of trying to use scissors as a left-handed individual.

Joe Swanson, also know as “Trophy Joe”, is an artist and skateboarder extraordinaire. We discusses childhood memories and what it was like to grow up as an introverted lefty in Richmond.

Differences between Indiana and Florida

My Grandma and I talked about how different the seasons are, how the teacher style has changed, and why she moved to florida

Interview with Jackson Forbeck on 5/27/2019. Katie and Jack talk about their childhood and how they grew up.

Throughout the interview, Katie asks Jack 10 questions. Jack talks about his childhood and growing up, his hopes and plans for the future, and reflects on his past.

Psych assignment.

Overall, we talked about our friendship. We discussed her life moving from Indiana and some funny memories of our lives.

"After the first year, it got easier to sell." – Bill Thistlethwaite on creating the Meltdown Ice Festival in Richmond, IN

Bill and Alison talk about why the Meltdown Ice Festival is special, what makes it different, and how the visiting carvers embrace this small Midwestern town in the dead of winter.

"We've got to hold ourselves up- we've got to have each other's back" – Mike Gibbs on being a musician and family businessman in Richmond.

Mike and Alison discuss his career in music, his local business ventures, working with family (they work together so well!) and raising a family in Richmond. Music lovers: Hear Mike’s Billboard 100 song “Sarah’s In Love” at the end of...

From Naughty Teen to Grandmother

I (T. Tretter) interviewed my grandmother from my dad’s side, Shirley Fusko. She was born in 1938 in Indiana and she has lived in Indiana since then. She has had two husbands, the second of which she met and married...

I love my life

A daughter interviews her Dad about his childhood, debating politics with his dad, when he became a hippy, hitchiking through Europe, discovering the rennaissance faire, and how he met my mom.

Parent interview 1

My mother’s childhood and influential people in her life.

Summary of the Life of Stephen L. Mello, in his own words

This interview was for English/History Block class assignment I had for Carmel High School in the spring of 1996. I had started to get to know my grandfather better in 1995, when I got my drivers license and was able...

"I feel like…I'm covering the tracks of my ancestors." – Steve tells us how family ties led him to Richmond

Steve talks about his family history, his ties to Richmond and Indiana, and how we views “community” and human relationships. A writer and spiritual truth-seeker, Steve shares his views on life in this two-part interview.

"Speak the truth in love is not the worst advice…" – Ben Brazil shares stories of travel, writing, politics and the people of Richmond, IN

If you struggle with the current political climate (especially the public discourse), take a listen to Ben’s interview. Learn about his early life, his path to Richmond, religion, and his career/projects. He also talks about the way he navigates current...

My dad is awsome

Today we talked about how his life was in Mexico when he had to work at age 8 to support his family compared to when he moved to United States.

Joe Chambers and Elijah Quiambao

During my Winter Break, I had an interesting conversation with my GrandPa Joe via overseas call. We spoke about his life as a Radio Presenter in Ireland.

Mama actually goes to California

Mama Miller shares her experience of moving with her husband from the East coast to southern California.