In chapter 1 of a serialized memoir, Gay Haubner shares charming stories from her childhood in Minnesota.
In chapter 2 of a serialized memoir, Gay Haubner recalls her Minnesotan upbringing, including starting kindergarten, watching The Bozo Show, and visiting her grandparents in Carlton.
In chapter 3 of a serialized memoir, Gay Haubner shares making the trip to Aberdeen, South Dakota, every summer to visit her grandparents.
Gay Haubner writes of growing up in Duluth, including picking berries, skating on homemade ice rinks, and exploring Congdon Creek.
Gay Haubner recalls the details of elementary school life, including Christmas concerts, the horrors of phys ed, and tuna noodle casserole on Fridays.
Gay Haubner shares the tale of her first communion and being pitched into existential despair by strict nuns.
Childhood tales of Mad magazine, Shakespeare, and angling for ice cream.
Being the best third grader in Duluth, Minnesota, had its advantages.
Gay Haubner remembers her mid-1960s trips to Minneapolis to shop at Dayton’s, eat at Nankin, and visit Santa Claus.
Gay Haubner shares memories of great fourth grade teachers, bad piano lessons, and learning to love music in Duluth, Minnesota.
Gay Haubner shares stories of Camp Wanakiwin, including ice-cold lakes, smelly toilets, and late-night ill-informed sex talks.
Gay Haubner recalls her fifth grade year in Duluth, including country clubs, enrichment classes, and her mother’s brush with Junior League.
Gay Haubner remembers the delicious food of her childhood in Duluth: bread in a can, apple pan dowdy, and the occasional sip of a Tom & Jerry.
At the age of ten, Gay Haubner learns about elocution, the Beatles, and that there is no justice in the world.
Gay Haubner remembers movies at the Norshor, the deprivation of the Seattle World’s Fair, and smelt fishing with her dad.
Gay Haubner shares her stories of Bizarro World sleepovers and the horrors of junior high.
Gay Haubner recounts the highs and lows of junior high, including visiting a college boys’ dorm, suffering through music class, and being ignored by the popular girls.
Gay Haubner shares memories of hot and heavy romance novels, horrible home ec dresses, and the continued humiliations of gym class.
Gay Haubner vacations in Mexico with a bunch of dentists.
In 1967, the sixties finally trickled up to northern Minnesota.
1960s counter-culture in Duluth included wearing red pleather mini-skirts, subscribing to Avant Garde, and listening to The Who.
After being picked last at dances and generally being ignored by boys, Gay finally scores her first real date.