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Baby Boom Generation (1946-1964)
Multiple Saint Paul
Date of Interview
Multiple, East Saint Paul, West Saint Paul, Saint Paul, 1956
Oral History | Psychology
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Kathy Wallace is a Caucasian female born on November 21st, 1956. She was one of five children. Wallace's father was a printer at St Paul Companies. Her mother was a bookkeeper and worked various part-time jobs. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Wallace gives an overview of her extended family. She describes her poodle Pepe. Wallace talks about her family's history with religion growing up, which included attending Sunday church services, participating in Sunday school, and going through confirmation. She also talks about how religion has remained a part of her life as an adult. Wallace recalls her childhood memories. She remembers spending a lot of time outdoors playing with neighbors, cousins, and other children. Playing on swing sets, kiddie pools, and picnics in their yards. They also participated in activities such as playing softball, sledding, and ice skating. Wallace fondly recalls her time in school. Lastly, Wallace talks about local and global issues and how they affected her. She touches on the JFK assassination, severe weather events, Martin Luther King Jr. assassination, Bobby Kennedy assassination, Vietnam War, racial tensions, and bomb threats.
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Luker, Julie M., "Kathy Wallace" (2022). Saint Paul and Surrounding Area. 47.