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Baby Boom Generation (1946-1964)
Date of Interview
East Side, Saint Paul, 1959
Oral History | Psychology
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Beth Zambino is a white female born on July 8th, 1959. She grew up living with her father, mother, and brother. Zambino’s father was a lab manager at Whirlpool. Her mother worked as an education assistant in Saint Paul schools. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Zambino talks about her family life and childhood memories. She talks about the age gap between herself and her younger brother. She also mentions the various pets she had growing up. Zambino reflects on her fond memories of House of Hope Presbyterian and the activities her family was involved in with the church. Zambino talks more about going to Harding High School and various games the neighborhood kids would play. She talks about the values of her neighborhood and how respect, manners, and community were deeply ingrained. Next, Zambino goes into activities her and her brother were involved in growing up, and various trips her family went on during summer vacation. Zambino reminisces about her school days, sharing anecdotes about the challenges of dealing with large class sizes and highlighting her active participation in various extracurricular activities. Lastly, Zambino recalls some major historical events like the Bay of Pigs, the assassinations of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., the moon landing, and the resignation of President Nixon, but acknowledges that she was young and didn't fully grasp the significance of these events at the time.
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Luker, Julie M., "Beth Zambino" (2022). Saint Paul and Surrounding Area. 46.