Family Interview Paper

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Final Paper The person I chose to interview for this final paper was my mother, Peggy. I am going to start with providing a brief social history on her. Peggy was born on October 29, 1940 to my grandparents, Marie and John. She is the second of six children, and was raised in Philadelphia. The house where she grew up was her grandmother’s house, and her family stayed there with her grandmother. She completed school up through high school, and worked as a lab technician and later as a nurse. She met my father, Jack, in Somer’s Point, NJ, and they were married on May 19, 1962. She went on to give birth to three children, Eileen in 1963, John in 1964, and Mary (me) in 1969. They have been married for 53 years, and have three grandchildren, …show more content…

87). It was during this stage; my parents met each other, and got married. My mom was 22 years old when she got married which sound so young. She was very busy during this time in her life. She had two children by the time she was 24, and was primarily a homemaker. One of the biggest difficulties during this time was my brother was very sick when he was born, and he needed surgery to fix a problem with his stomach, and she was taking him back and forth from the doctor frequently plus my sister was only 18 months old. My mom stated, “I don’t know how I got through it, “while discussing this stage of her life but never felt isolated in any way. I was born later which a five year age gap between me and my brother. My mom told me, “After Eileen and John were born, I felt like I was going to be pregnant very year because they were born so close together. It was my biggest fear I would have all these kids, and get lost, but thankfully this did not happen.” My parents always seemed to have a good relationship and worked together to raise a family even at their young

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