“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.
He is pictured by the antique 1928 sewing machine that has been a cornerstone of the business since it opened. Gus is a mainstay of Eastown Grand Rapids. He owns one of the oldest shops in the area, started by his father after emigrating to the United States from Greece after World War Two. He […]