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Downhill
Hauling the empty corn wagon down Schoolhouse Hill back to Dad’s picker when the brakes went out on the Co-op #3, missed the downshift and was grinding gears and sweating bullets but relatively optimistic until I noticed the septic tank…

While my sisters and I were growing up we hardly ever saw our father as he worked two or three jobs at a time. Then my parents divorced and we all thought we would never see him. Then came the first holiday as a family separated by divorce. It was…

I was probably six or seven years old, 1966 or ’67. Summers were untethered for me in Racine, everyday, all day, at the Park & Rec program at Island Park in the beautiful old pavilion where I looked up to the teenage playground leaders. We bounced…

I was a reporter for United Press International in Milwaukee who covered the open housing marches in Milwaukee, and did a number of interviews with Father James Groppi, as well as Dick Gregory, who came to participate in the demonstrations with the…

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My parents, Walter and Mary Crandall, were the caretakers of a private fishing camp on a seven acre heavily wooded island on Lake Little Sissabagama in Sawyer County. In 1904 James Hool from Chicago had moved his fishing camp here and in 1915 he…

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My Dad was a true sportsman who supported our family during hard times by trapping and hunting in the Stone Lake, Wisconsin area. One day during deer hunting season, he and I were having lunch together in our home on Big Sissabagama Lake when he…

Mrs. Ruth Brehmer-1.mp3
Interview with Mrs. Ruth Brehmer, volunteer at Hawks Inn Museum in Delafield, Wisconsin. Conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison student Gianofer Fields as part of the UW-Madison Material Culture Program's Summer Service Learning Program.

Mrs. Shirley Seltzer.mp3
Interview with Mrs. Shirley Seltzer, volunteer at Hawks Inn Museum in Delafield, Wisconsin. Conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison student Gianofer Fields as part of the UW-Madison Material Culture Program's Summer Service Learning Program.

Mary Daniel.mp3
Interview with Mary Daniel, volunteer at Hawks Inn Museum in Delafield, Wisconsin. Conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison student Gianofer Fields as part of the UW-Madison Material Culture Program's Summer Service Learning Program.

Mr. Babcock.mp3
Interview with Jim Babcock, volunteer at Hawks Inn Museum in Delafield, Wisconsin. Conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison student Gianofer Fields as part of the UW-Madison Material Culture Program's Summer Service Learning Program.
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