Baby Boom Generation (1946-1964)
Date of Interview
Roseville, Saint Paul, 1952
Oral History | Psychology
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sally Jean Heuer is a Caucasian female born on June 29, 1952. She is the second oldest of four girls. Her father was a mechanical engineer, and her mother was a stay-at-home mom. She grew up Lutheran. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Heuer starts by describing several memories that she has about her family life: recalling some of the animals that they had, how her immediate family was close to their extended family, as well as sharing some vacation memories. She goes into detail about how household chores were divided amongst the family members, as well as the organization of them, including how they were a tradition-based household. She mentions how she felt like her family's socioeconomic status wasn't too different from the rest of her neighborhood; describing it as somewhere in between middle and upper middle class. Heuer talks about her family's religious upbringing, and how her family and the friends around her were involved with the church and their religion. She briefly discusses how the neighborhood around her home looked: explaining the nature and types of people that lived there, and how it was quite peaceful. She mentions the value of being nice and not bullying one another, as well as the roles that mothers had in their neighborhood and kids. Afterwards, she touches on the activities that were done for leisure time, which consisted of a lot of outside and inside game-playing, as well as watching the TV. Heuer recollects some of her memories of her schooling. She ends the interview by describing the local issues affecting the neighborhood, talking about topics such as civil rights, discrimination, environmental awareness, nuclear energy, Vietnam War, and fallout shelters.
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Luker, Julie M., "Sally Heuer" (2022). Saint Paul and Surrounding Area. 18.