Wille Family Memoir



L to R:  Sylvester 1925-2011, Georgina 1928, Clarissa 1920-1970, Ruth 1932, William 1891-1963, Paul 1918-2012, Regina 1890-1973, Philomena 1923-2012. Gertrude 1930-1988, Cecilia 1921-2002.

Family stories create a picture of farm life for my father’s Clayton County, Iowa family who grew up during the 1930s and 40s.  Recorded in four separate sessions, these stories are edited together in chronological order.Threshing Oats

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talking stick

First Nations people of the Pacific Northwest created the talking stick as both a symbol of a leader's authority and as an instrument of democracy, passing around a carved staff in a group to ensure that each person holding the staff had their chance to be heard.

I see the microphone as a kind of talking stick, allowing  people to record their ideas & personal stories for others to hear.