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Baby Boom Generation (1946-1964)
West Saint Paul
Date of Interview
West Side, West Saint Paul, 1950
Oral History | Psychology
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Cora Repke Wheeler is a white female born on February 14, 1950. Her father was a bus driver and her mother worked in sales. She was the oldest of four children. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Wheeler starts by sharing a couple memories that she had of her family whilst growing up; recalling how her father would take the children out to do outdoor activities, as well as remembering family pets and household chores that were shared amongst the children. She briefly discusses how religion was a touchy subject for her and her family, and still remains a sore spot for her. She mentions how her house looked, as well as the relationships neighbors within the community had. Wheeler talks about the values of looking out for each other. Afterwards, she touches on the activities that were done for leisure time, such as sports, painting, watching tv, and listening to music. She briefly touches on what school was like, mentioning how the teachers were very old-school. She ends the interview by describing the local issues that affected the neighborhood, such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the election and assassination of John Kennedy, as well as getting tested for tuberculosis and receiving a polio shot.
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