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Baby Boom Generation (1946-1964)
West Saint Paul
Date of Interview
West Saint Paul, Saint Paul, 1955
Oral History | Psychology
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Richard Brynteson is a white male. He grew up with his father, mother, brother, and sister. Brynteson’s father was the president of his company. His mother worked as an office manager. He grew up Episcopalian. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Brynteson discusses fond memories of playing various sports in their large backyard, watching football games, and his mother's gardening skills. Brynteson discusses how his father emphasized the importance of education. He reflects on his father’s own childhood, which included growing up impoverished and overcoming that through education. Brynteson discusses his upbringing in the Episcopal Church, his active involvement as an acolyte, and his continued connection to the church throughout childhood. Brynteson talks about how religion has remained an important part of his life and how spirituality informs his decisions. Brynteson goes deeper into the key values that were important to his family, including education, family time, and hard work. He touches on the importance of athletics in his family and talks about some other activities they did for leisure. Lastly, Brynteson reflects on some of the issues at the time like the Cold War, the Vietnam War, civil rights, and drugs.
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