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Introduction by Helen Bowersnew_book_cover
Introduction from the Interviewer Fay Choban

The Beginning 1922-1930

Ward of the State 1930-1936

  • Meet Harry and Lucille
  • Living with Uncle Harry and Aunt Lucille
  • Orphanage Records About My Parents
  • Reflection and Information Parents

The Orphanage 1936-1940

  • My First Day
  • The Cottages
  • Daily Life in the Orphanage
  • Reflection and Information on Orphanage Life
  • Working in Homes
  • A Brief History of the Owatonna Orphanage
  • Reflection on Orphan and Abandoned Children Today and Working Homes

Courtship and the Start of Married Life 1940-1955

  • Meeting My Future Husband
  • Engagement and the Beginning of Married Life
  • A Son Mitchell (Mitch) is Born
  • A Daughter Elizabeth (Bette) is Born
  • A Visit to See My Brother
  • Reflection and Information – What does and Abused Woman Do in 1940?
  • Childhood Illness
  • The Accident
  • Trip to My Mother’s
  • Running Away
  • Reflection and Information – Harold Le Vander
  • Robert (Bob) My Second Son is Born
  • A Daughter Barbara (Barb) is Born
  • More Childhood Illness
  • Getting Bob into a School

The Middle Years 1952-1965

  • Prior Lake Cabin
  • Vacations
  • The Beginning of Volunteer Work
  • Depression , Shock, and Insulin Treatments
  • Reflection and Information on my Treatments
  • The Sage of Getting Grandma Natalia out of Romania
  • Mike’s Family
  • Senator Hubert H. Humphrey and the Red Cross
  • Natalia Arrives in the United States
  • Reflection and Information on Senator Hubert H. Humphrey
  • My Brothers and Parents

End of the Marriage 1965

  • Life as a independent woman
  • Retreats
  • Making a New Life for Myself
  • Sorority
  • Reflection and Information – After the Divorce
  • Domestic Violence

My Light at the End of the Tunnel 1966-1986

Marriage and a New Life 1986

  • The Adult Family
  • Revisiting the orphanage
  • TV Interviews
  • Birthday Party
  • The Last Little Orphan
  • Being an Author                             2005-2013
  • Moving to Haze Ridge
  • Revisiting My Light at the End of the Tunnel
  • My Family and Friends

Epilogue 2013

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