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Baby Boom Generation (1946-1964)
Date of Interview
Payne-Phalen, Saint Paul, 1960
Oral History | Psychology
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: John Zalesky, white male born on January 22nd, 1960. He lived with father and mother. Grew up like an only child because he had a significant age difference of eighteen or nineteen years between him and his two older sisters. His father was a mechanic. His mother was a stay-at-home mom. They lived in the Maryland and Arcade area. He is Catholic. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Zalesky describes extended family gathering. He describes a family cat that would follow him on his paper route. He describes how he felt love from his parents through acts of service. Zalesky brings up the challenges of the financial situation of his family. Zalesky details his religious upbring and how that has shaped the work he does with groups today. Zalesky goes on to describe the various jobs he had in his neighborhood and the sports played in his neighborhood. The tight knit relationships of his neighborhood and values that were shared was explored. Zalesky explains the importance of music to his life and list the shows he has been to. He talks about one of many teachers that have had a lasting impact on him. Lastly, Zalesky talks about the Vietnam war and values held by his family.
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