Essay about Description Of An Interview At My Grandmother

1391 Words Sep 26th, 2016 6 Pages
Description of Methods I interviewed my grandmother, Dorothy C. Faircloth, who is 80 years old. I conducted the interview at our house in Statesboro with my grandmother and I present for the interview.
Presentation of Information Dorothy C. Faircloth was born on April 25, 1936, in Swainsboro, GA. She lived with her mother, father, two sisters, and one brother. Her family lived in Emanuel County—Twin City, GA, where her father was a landowner and farmer, and her mother was a housewife who did chores, cooked, and took care of the children. According to my grandmother, in her family, “Parents were the parents.” The kids knew they were the kids, and they did as they were told. Her parents were much stricter than parents today seem to be. The children had chores in the home and on the farm, but they did not expect to be paid for the work they did because her parents “didn’t have anything to give us.” My grandmother sees families as being different today because “The parents act like the kids.” The parents seem to want to be friends with their children instead of being their parents. One lesson my grandmother remembered parents teaching their children when she was growing up was to be a good, hard-working person. She remembered that the type of discipline used by her parents, and most parents during that time, was getting “spankings with a belt or a switch.” When asked about what her schooling was like, my grandmother replied, “I remember my mother always fixed…

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