A Comparison: My Great Grandmother, Blanche Thompson

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He left a pregnant wife and eight children behind. In February 7th, 1913, my great grandmother, Blanche Thompson was born in Kaneville Pennsylvania. She lived with her mother, Susan Thompson, who cleaned houses. My great grandmother once told me of the time she was around seven or eight when she rode on the back of her uncle’s wagon when a puppy ran out and he caught it for her and told her to keep him. Soon after that month, she told me about a man following her home claiming the dog was his, so she ran home and hid under her porch; now in today’s world this entire situation would be corrupt, nevertheless back at that time she was just worried he would take the dog from her, which he did leave her keep. She lived through the original swine …show more content…
The only house they ever bought was burnt out on the inside, so the two remolded the house and lived there for seventy years. My great grandparent’s first child, Frank Jr., died one day after birth, their second child was a daughter Pat, the third child died at one day of age her name was Jacqueline. In addition, their fourth child is my grandmother, Barbara, they had one son named Larry and adopted a daughter Kelly, and they were foster parents to numerous children. The picture to the right is my great grandmother (far right), her son (middle), and my grandmother (far left) in the drive of great grandma’s house. Furthermore, my great grandfather worked in the Oil Well and he cut Christmas trees and painted houses. He never drove in his life; he would always walk to work. While, my great grandmother worked at the Oil City Hospital doing laundry for the nurses and she worked at a cigar shop called Bowers Store. She drove a Big Lincoln Town car and drove that car until she was 96, she afterwards sold it to my uncle and he still has the car, which makes it an …show more content…
She claims that is why my grandmother’s tree goes up before Thanksgiving and goes down New Year’s Eve. My grandmother also told me that when she was young and they did any mischievous act, great grandma would throw shoes at them and made them pick the shoes back up. Nevertheless, my grandmother and her siblings all agree she was a great mother.
Likewise, due to the Great Depression, my great grandmother never truly trusted banks, she paid with cash for everything, even cars, and she never had a credit card. In addition to the effect the Great Depression had on her, she would never buy new clothes they always came from the Salvation Army, and loved traveling to rummage and garage sales. Other than that, she enjoyed fishing and vacationing in California, her last time California was at 92. She also used to raise and sell Canaries; she also used to nit quilts and baby clothes, and did

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