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Baby Boom Generation (1946-1964)
Multiple Saint Paul
Date of Interview
Multiple, Summit Hill, Highland Park, Saint Paul, 1959
Oral History | Psychology
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Craig Armstead is a white male born on February 11, 1959. He has four siblings. His father was an entrepreneur, and his mother was originally a stay-at-home parent, but then later worked at a perfume company. He grew up Catholic. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Armstead starts by describing some of his close and extended family life, recalling some of his memories associated with them. He mentions how his father's job allowed him to open up a sandwich shop. He goes on to describe some of the family pets that they owned, as well as the income his family received to meet their basic needs. He briefly discusses his family's religious practices. Armstead talks about the neighborhood that he grew up in, recalling some memories about his neighbors and their families, and the neighborhood's safety. He mentions the value of loyalty and being a gentleman. Afterward, he touches on the activities that were done for leisure time - such as sports - as well as his schooling and his involvement with school activities, such as band. He continues by recalling some memories about school and the teachers that he likes, as well as how he left his school district to go to a military high school. He ends the interview by describing the local issues affecting the neighborhood, such as Watergate, Nixon, and the Vietnam War.
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