Lindberg-Work Family: Earliest Days, 1970-1973
1970-1971: Duncan & Lisa's 1st year
After Lisa's Summer 1970 in Europe: Following Joy Fellows to
the University of Kansas, Lawrence
At the end of Summer 1970 when I returned from my & Joy Fellows'
trip to Europe, I followed
her to the University of Kansas at Lawrence. I moved into the
student rooming house where she lived with her fiance, Bob
Louisiana, right near the chancellor's house.
I enrolled in KU for one class -- the language of Danish, because I planned on returning to Scandinavia soon.
Joy and Bob were very apprehensive about Bob's future as he had a high
draft number, and had just graduated thus losing his student
deferment. He was vehemently opposed to war -- the one in Viet
Nam and all
others -- and was applying for Conscientious Objector status.
was in favor of doing service to our country -- just not killing
For Alternative Service they applied to the Peace Corps, and left for
in mid-November. So my house sharing with them
ended, and I was very lonesome.
However: immediately after Joy and Bob moved
out of our 1603 Louisiana student rooming house, a friend of Bob's
moved into their
old rooms. For the Fall 1969 semester he had made his 2nd trip to Europe, this time to attending the University
of Paris, and also travel around Europe - - Scandinavia and Italy - - and in general had soaked up culture. He
had returned to the U.S in January 1970, so we were sort of in the same
mind-set. He and I painted our hallway, chatting away, and he
asked me questions about my trip to Europe - - just the kind that I had
been needing to be asked in order
to help me make sense of my experiences. He was the first person to do this, and I
decided Duncan was just my kind of guy. We immediately became
good buddies and did lots of things together, like cooking & eating
together, and going to events. We soon became inseparable.
1603 Louisiana Street, Lawrence & Duncan & Seth, D's parents' house,Topeka
January 1971: Trip from Ohio to Michigan & a wacky, attempted hitch-hiking trip to Montreal:
On a freeway entrance ramp outside of Detroit, in a blizzard, Duncan getting hit by a car --
Lisa groping her way thru the white-out to try to find him, terrified that he was dead ...
and just when they had found each other. ... But it was only a bump, and he was fine.
Lisa - - meeting Duncan's parents for the first time
Topeka, January 1971
Spring 1971: Topeka
1603 Louisiana, Lawrence
Cemetery, south of Lawrence
Announcing upcoming wedding
Thanksgiving Friday, November 26, 1971
Wedding followed by wedding banquet / Thanksgiving Dinner
Duncan's parents house, Topeka, Kansas
The morning after the wedding:
Lisa making waffles for everyone for breakfast
End of Thanksgiving weekend
Christmas 1971, Topeka
Christmas with Duncan's parents in Topeka, Kansas, then with Lisa's family in Ohio.
Then: Getting ready to go to Europe for 5 months to the
Transcendental Meditation Teacher-Training Course, Mallorca, Spain & Fiuggi, Italy