Gordon Bergholtz

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Gordon Bergholtz

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Interviewee

Gordon Bergholtz

Interviewer

Cole Steinberg

Transcriber

Thanh Huynh

Generation

Baby Boom Generation (1946-1964)

Neighborhood

West 7th

Document Type

Oral History

Date of Interview

7-26-2022

Keywords

West 7th, Saint Paul, 1960

Disciplines

Oral History | Psychology

Abstract

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Gordon Bergholtz is a Caucasian male born on February 13th, 1960. Bergholtz was the fourth of five children. His father was a truck driver. His mother was a homemaker. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Bergholtz talked about his family growing up in a small house. He talked about how he would spike to improve some of his mother’s dishes and how he and his father bonded over their adventurous food taste. He tells him and his family history with the Catholic church. He is no longer a practicing Catholic, but still believes in a sense of godliness and doing the right thing. Next, he spoke on activities around his neighborhood, including tennis, basketball, baseball, softball. Bergholtz spoke about his love of exploring downtown. He goes on to describe neighborhood relationships, values, and the sense of community shared by those who lived there, such as neighbors helping one another. Bergholtz told of the vacations his family took, the places they went on holidays, and the sights they saw. He talked about news of the day: Nixon visiting China, Larry Flynt, the assassination attempt on Reagan, reflections on other presidents and the economy. Lastly, he reflects on his philosophy on life and investing.

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