Seems a bit ironic, but its true… all roads lead to home. Those roads are shorter now than when I was young. Buildings are smaller, less brightly colored and not quite as mysterious. There are some I cannot even remember, and some that are completely gone.
Somehow in the this last year in the course of this project, my life has taken me full circle to my roots.
I’m finding people I used to know, people I don’t know and people that have connections to my or my family – bringing back a thunderstorm of memories.
That makes this project very important. It gives all of us a chance to search our brain’s hard drive and bring back some great memories.
I have found that unless we have some reason to check those archives, we rarely do. It takes a trigger, like a name, or a place or a person’s face to provoke the search. How delightful to find Loren Henke who knew my brother when he went to NDSU. How delightful to find Acacia Stuckle, the daughter of someone who went to high school with my brother. Heck even reconnecting with Jeff Weispfenning, former deputy Ag Commissioner, also from Fredonia.
As we move from the collection stage to the organizing stage of our food culture project, there is still time to go through those photo albums and collect recipes to send to us.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or things to submit.
We are also working intently on another 10 video interviews, so if we missed you in the past six months, please contact us again so we can include your interview in our historical work.
Women Behind the PlowBooks will be mailedApril 30th, 2017We are confident the books will be returned from the printers in time for the opening of the Women Behind the Plow photo exhibit at the ND Heritage Center.