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Baby Boom Generation (1946-1964)
Date of Interview
Midway, Saint Paul, 1959
Oral History | Psychology
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Greg Simbeck is a white male born on January 9th, 1959. He lived with his parents, two brothers, and a sister in the Midway neighborhood growing up. Simbeck’s father was a local area truck driver and his mother was a custodian for the local school district. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Simbeck talks about his family life. He tells about what it was like growing up with an Italian mother and waking up to the smell of spaghetti sauce cooking. Simbeck mentions how close him and his mother were and things they shared in common. Simbeck talks about his religious upbring and his movement away from religion. He goes on to talk about his spiritual and ethical beliefs. Talking about his neighborhood, Simbeck talks about roaming around the neighborhood and how similar upbringing had neighbors with similar values. Simbeck brings up his love of books and bands his older brother introduced him to. He goes on to talk about his experience with schooling and two teachers that influenced him. Lastly, Simbeck talks about Vietnam, racial unrest and how these shaped him going forward.
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