Sunshine into the Lives of Others: The Inspiring Life Story of Beth L. Tielke

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." – James Matthew Barrie


Ages 21 – 40.

On this page we will hear Beth Tielke’s memories from ages 21 – 40 and at a later date, we will uncover some of her favorite summertime recollections!

Check out the second interview, entitled “Summer”, in this life story interview series:

Beth's Wedding Ring

Beth’s Wedding Ring

Bill & Beth's Wedding Cake Topper

From Bill & Beth’s Wedding

Don’t miss the brief “Warmth of Summer” blog post here.

The Curator’s Viewpoint on the Actual Season of Summer, Revised from

I always find the changing of seasons to be a nostalgic time, don’t you? At the end of summer I find myself reminiscing of summer days gone by—of the current year and past years. Ah, nostalgia. Let’s look at the definition of nostalgia as found on

“a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.”

Yep, you hit it right on the head, Google: I do look back at the days of summer with a sentimental longing and wistful affection. The end of summer signifies that it’s the end of kids running through the sprinkler and splashing in the pool. It’s the end of fresh tea served on a hot day, and the end of lemonade stands hosted by the world’s youngest entrepreneurs. It’s the end of summer vacations with salt in our hair and sand between our toes.

But there is still some overlap. ‘Cuz when summer ends, it’s not the end of fresh-cut blades of grass kissed with the soon-to-evaporate morning dew. It’s not the end of bright-colored foliage and titillating seasonal aromas. Indeed, when the seasons change, it is the end of one thing and the beginning of another… 


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