My Family : My Dad 's Parents Essay

2607 Words Apr 5th, 2016 11 Pages
This information came from interviews from different family members including Jan Burg, Travis Burg, Devin Burg, Jordan Burg, Sandy Blue, and Jana Gamage. My family has experienced a major shift in the past three generations, the shift was from a farming family to a suburban family. My great grand parents on both sides were farmers and expected their kids to be farmers because that 's all they really knew back then. When my dad’s parents were young, they took over the family farm. My dad’s parents, however, tried to push their children away from the farming lifestyle that they knew so well, to a suburban lifestyle. My dad’s side of the family grew up in LaHarpe, Illinois and my great grandparents and grandparents still live there today. My dad and his brothers all moved out of LaHarpe as soon as they could, in search of something more than the small town of 1400. My father, Travis Burg, moved to Pontiac, Illinois, Jordan Burg moved to Charleston, South Carolina, and Devin Burg moved to Huntley, Illinois. Despite moving to places that were very different from LaHarpe, family traditions remained the same. My family has held many different types of jobs ranging from soldier, to school teacher, to meat packager, to farmer, mostly working class jobs. My families education has increased over the generations, both my great grand parents and my grandparents only graduated from high school and had no continued schooling. My great grandparents and grandpa were all farmers. My…

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