Irene Murray

Some of our contributors to Story Chip found us through a program we conducted as part of the Osher Foundation's continuing education program, Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes. Irene Murray began adding her stories to our archive as a result of the OLLI program.


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Disobeying the Pope in the 60's

‘Disobeying the Pope in the 60’s’ By Irene Murray My husband and I lived in Hartford on the third floor of an apartment building off Farmington Ave. in the mid-sixties when we first married. We had both dropped out of college and were feeling our way along in a new relationship, both of us products...


The Pink Christmas Dress

This memory is etched into my mind but the exact year is lost to the thief of memory. I believe that this Christmas was when I was 12 or 13 years old, so the year was either 1955 or 1956. The place is our living room on Neipsic Rd. in Glastonbury, CT. Gathered around the Christmas tree on this...


The First Election I Remember

It is January 1953, I am almost ten years old and we have a black and white television in the living room. It is still a novelty to have this little box with the flickering picture. Most nights we find some excuse to watch a program but we are strictly limited on how long we can watch because my Mom...


The Pink and Blue Vase

The Pink and Blue Vase By Irene Murray My mother is my hero in many ways. One of the things that she did was affixing labels to some of her more loved objects with a note about the object and its meaning. At the time of my mother’s death in April 2000, five out of six of my siblings got together to...


The Sound of Music

This memory is from 7th grade. Since I am now 69 years of age, it was quite a few years ago. I can still picture myself in the situation, being transported by the music, feeling like my heart was going to burst open with the bigness of what I was experiencing. How I wish I could tell my music...


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