Cynthia Rieck

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Cynthia Rieck

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Interviewee

Cindy Louise Rieck

Interviewer

Cole Steinberg

Transcriber

Thanh Huynh

Generation

Baby Boom Generation (1946-1964)

District

Como Park

Document Type

Oral History

Date of Interview

8-3-2022

Keywords

Como Park, Saint Paul, 1957

Disciplines

Oral History | Psychology

Abstract

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Cynthia Rieck is a white female born on April 1st, 1957. She lived with her mother, father, and sister. Rieck’s father had a cleaning business. Her mother was a stay-at-home mom. She was raised Lutheran. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Rieck describes her extended family. She tells a story of her father playing Santa at school and how she found out. She talks about the chores and neighborhood jobs she took to pay for her horse care. Rieck goes on to talk about her experience with religion growing up and involvement with the church she has now. Rieck describes how Christmas decorating was a big event in her neighborhood. She talks about the sense of community she felt from her neighbors. Rieck recalls the trips her family went on. She describes her time in school and how she believes she is left-handed but was forced at that time to use her right. Lastly, Rieck reflects on local and global issues, including elections, prejudice, assassinations, and women’s liberation.

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