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Generation X (1965-1980)
Date of Interview
Roseville, Saint Paul, 1978
Oral History | Psychology
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Emily Schroeder Willis is a Caucasian female born on August 8, 1978. She is the middle child of her family. She has an older brother and a younger sister. Her father worked in a bookstore. Her mother was a stay-at-home mom. Willis grew up in the southern part of Roseville. She was raised in a religious household with all family members involved with the church. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Willis reminisces on summers spent in her grandmother's swimming pool and weekends at the family cabin. She explains how her financial situation growing up has influenced her spending habits as an adult. Willis recalls her after school tradition of snacking on food purchased on her walk home from the bus stop with her siblings during grade school. Later in the interview, she fondly remembers a poetry group she was a part of during high school. Willis ends the interview by discussing her reaction to the case of Rodney King.
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