Tag Archives: 1960s

The Mother Trip

By Sarah White The spring I was 10 – 1967 – my mother went to England for two weeks. Before she left she attempted to train me to take over her job as mother. Instead she made me a feminist. At that … Continue reading

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The Carmel Sale

A community empties its closets—and fills them. By Sarah White In 1965 the community of Carmel, Indiana needed a new swimming pool. A pool required money, and that meant fundraising. The whole community kicked in. I’m sure many kinds of … Continue reading

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“I Ain’t Marchin’ Anymore”

By Sarah White I thought I’d follow on Dan Schuette’s “Invasion” post about the U.W. Campus 1967 with a memory of what I was doing about that same time. I wrote this in response to an assignment I gave my … Continue reading

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Invasion on the UW Campus

This is the sixth and final in a series of short essays on the theme of “Invasions” I’ll be posting. See backstory here… -Sarah White By Dan Schuette They were on campus the year before, but this year they were even … Continue reading

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My Earliest Branching Point

In my writing workshops I encourage memoirists to focus on life’s branching points. These are the events that leave your life forever changed. A branching point may come about by choice or by chance; it may seem terrible at the … Continue reading

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