An interview with Peter R. Scholtes
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with my dad talking about being a priest on the South Side of Chicago in the 1960s, working with Dr. Martin Luther King, remembering cross-burnings in Oak Park, writing "They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love," and having ourBrady Bunch
-like family arrangement in Madison, Wisconsin. My sister Jenna Casbarro Hansen conducted the interview as part of theStoryCorps
oral history project earlier this year. Peter R. Scholtes is still a great talker, and my sister is a great interviewer--no surprise there. (Though my mom wasn't a nun, she just lived with nuns.) People I know sometimes comment on the signature photograph of this blog: "Nice picture. Who's the kid?" It's me with my dad in Lynn, Massachusetts, circa 1970. Looking forward to seeing all of my families soon.
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