I knew this day would come, but still thought it was a long way off. Today I was to interview my friend’s mom, an Ojibwa Elder from Michigan. I’d scheduled a week ahead of time, so we were all set to go. This morning, she was admitted to the hospital with kidney failure. It’s serious enough […]
“When Atari came out… we used to stay up, especially on a Friday night. It got to the point where I had tupperware, and I’d put the cereal in the tupperware containers … so [the kids] could get up … and fix their own little breakfast, ’cause we were up playing Atari… We never grew […]
I was referred to Bones because he has lived a lifestyle compared to his surroundings, and is very opinionated. I didn’t expect, however, that I would end up meeting three generations of the family that night in Pass Christian, MS. Though it’s not the intended format of the project, I decided to interview them all, in tandem. With […]
This project has already had an incredible impact on me. I might have predicted that it would, but I have been so consumed in building the project and reaching out to friends to connect with the Silent Generation that I wasn’t paying attention to myself. Becoming a Better Anthropologist An important change is my becoming a […]
Yesterday morning I had the pleasure of sitting down with Shelley Irwin, WGVU’s Morning Show hostess. We discussed the Untold Stories project and its needs – namely, the need to find more West Michigan interviewees.