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.