Julie M. Luker
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Scott McGrath Sr. is a white male born on December 17, 1962. McGrath Sr. grew up with his father and mother in Armatage; he was an only child. His father worked at the Red Owl food store. His mother was a stay-at-home mom. He was raised Methodist and is still a practicing Christian. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: McGrath Sr. shares memories of family life growing up, including Christmas, birthdays, his family’s giant snowblower, and mealtimes. McGrath Sr. speaks on his family’s financial situation growing up; he describes how he had what he needed growing up. He describes the job his father had for 48 years. He goes on to state that learning to live within his means from an early age has helped him. McGrath Sr. describes his religious practices growing up. He describes the neighborhood he grew up in and some risky antics he got up to with friends, like playing in the swamp or crashing into trash cans on bikes. McGrath Sr. describes the values shared by his family, the importance of family and a good relationship with God. McGrath Sr. describes global events that impacted him growing up, including the Vietnam war, the moon landing, Kent State shooting, Iran hostage crisis, and music. Lastly, McGrath Sr. reflects on differences in his old neighborhood now compared to when he grew up.
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