Essay The Memories Write Up By Gail Kirschbaum

1044 Words Jun 6th, 2015 5 Pages
Anacortes Memories Write Up
Gail Kirschbaum is the lovely, caring and respectable person I got to interview for this project. Having her as my grandma I have looked up too her as a role model and admired the way she puts others needs before herselfs. I loved hearing more about her early life I have never heard before. I always wondered how my grandma became such affectionate person. Her childhood was the answer. She went through a series of hard events in her life that made her the person she is today.
A new aspect I learned during the interview was that the time period my grandma grew up in was right after the great depression that struck the US in the 1930’s. My grandma was adopted from a foster home in Chicago when she was three and was told her mom died of cancer and dad died during world war ll. Later on she found her birth certificates saying she was born three years before her birthday. What she later found out was that her mom could not afford to feed her and she had five biological brothers and sister. She has never met any of them and does not know much about her roots. Although she has done a DNA test a while ago saying she was 60% Irish she has still never been able to contact her birth parents.. All of this information was interesting to me because I started to think of the immigration from Europe to big cities like Chicago in the early to mid 1900’s. The main attractions for immigrants to Chicago was the job opportunities in the meatpacking industry and the…

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