Personal Narrative: An Interview With My Mother

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When I first learned of this assignment my first thought was to interview my mom. She is the one person in my life I am closest to. Since we are only twenty three years apart, I thought it would be best to focus on her life up to the point where she decided to have kids. Though I knew most of what she told me it was still nice to just sit and talk about her life experiences. My mother was born to older parents and was the youngest of three children. Being that her brother was 13yrs. her senior and her sister was 16yrs. her senior, she basically grew up as an only child. Our family was comprised of simple country folk with a large extended family. Though these days we aren’t close to them. She grew up in a small, almost nonexistent town called Green Hill in Warren County, Indiana. As a child all she wanted to do when she grew up was be a wife and mother just like her mom. Her childhood was the happiest time of her life. She grew up spending time with her cousins of which there were many. They would …show more content…
As for education college was never something she aspired to do and her parents could not have afforded it anyway. She got her first job at 18 as a receptionist at Owen Hall on Purdue’s campus. At the time it wasn’t required to have a ton of experience for this kind of job. This is the point in her life where she met my father. Though my parents dated, got engaged, and were married within a year they decided to wait a few years to have kids. The choices my parents made changed their course in life. They moved from Lafayette to Connecticut in 1981 after my father joined the navy. In 1982 they were transferred to Virginia. While there my mom got a job a dry cleaners off base. After they were settled in they decided it was time to expand their family. I guess that’s how they saw it just as a natural progression in their

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