Family Across Generation

Janasha Jones

QUESTION #1 WHAT IS YOUR FULL NAME? WHY DID YOUR PARENTS SELECT THIS NAME FOR YOU? DID YOU HAVE A NICKNAME?

stepdad: Charles Earl Peoples, named after his cousin, yes Polly.


mom: Catherine Renea Jones, grandfather named her, and no.


sister: Kendedra Harris, named after her mother and father, and yes keekee.

QUESTION #2 WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU BORN?

stepdad: Greenville Mississippi, 01/10/1961


mom: Greeville Mississippi, 11/20/1980


sister: Little Rock Arkansas, 02/20/1996



QUESTION #3 HOW DID YOUR FAMILY COME TO LIVE THERE?

stepdad: parents are from Tunica Mississippi but moved to Greenvile Mississippi from Greenville Mississippi to Chicago Illinois


mom: grandfather parents moved from Chicago to Mississippi where her mother was born.


sister: mother died, father moved from Mississippi to Arkansas.

Question #4 WERE THERE OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS IN THE AREA? WHO?

stepdad: yes, cousins, aunties, and uncles


mom: yes, grandparents, cousins, aunties, and uncles.


sister; yes, aunties and uncles.

QUESTION #5 WHAT IS YOUR YOUR EARLIEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY?

stepdad: playing marbles and running after the mosquito truck.


mom: cooking with my grandmother.


sister: meeting my sister for the first time.

QUESTION #6 HOW MANY MEMBERS DID YOU HAVE IN YOUR FAMILY GROWING UP? WERE YOU THE OLDEST/YOUNGEST, ONLY CHILD ETC.?

stepdad: 10 and youngest


mom: 50 to 60 and the youngest.


sister: just two the middle child.

QUESTION #7 DESCRIBE THE PERSONALITIES OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS.

stepdad: caring, hardworking, and godly.


mom: outgoing, outspoken, rude, and southern hospitality


sister: funny, outspoken, and outgoing.

QUESTION #8 WHAT KIND OF HOUSEHOLD CHORES DID YOU HAVE AT YOUR HOME?

stepdad: taking out the garbage.


mom: cleaning and cooking


sister:washing dishes.

QUESTION #9 WHAT AGE DID YOU GET YOUR FIRST JOB? WHAT DID YOU DO FOR THAT JOB/

stepdad: 16 years old at a mattress company, making mattress.


mom: 18 years old at Fruit Of The Loom, making underwear and shirts.

sister: 16 years old at Wendy's .

QUESTION #10 WHAT WAS SCHOOL LIKE FOR YOU AS A CHILD? WHAT WERE YOUR BEST AND WORST SUBJECTS? WHERE DID YOU ATTEND GRADE SCHOOL? HIGH SCHOOL? COLLEGE?

stepdad: fun, Gary Hall, Phillips, didn't go to college. best subject math , worst subject science


mom: fun, worst subject math, best subject history and English, grade school McBride, High School T.L. Weston College Olive Harvey.


sister: school was okay, Springhill Elem school, Nursing School, Bryant High School. best subject math worst subject history.

QUESTION #11 DO YOU REMEMBER ANY FADS FROM YOUR YOUTH? POPULAR HAIRSTLYES? CLOTHES?

stepdad: jerry curls, and perms, bell bottoms, and stack shoes.


mom: bee hive, jubo pants


sister: low hair cuts , catsuits.

QUESTION #12 WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS /ATTITUDES ON THE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE?

stepdad: faithfulness


mom: shouldn't get married unless you truly love that person, fully committed.


sister: people should only get married when they are ready, if you truly love that person.

QUESTION #13 WHAT DID IT MEAN TO BE A MAN OR WOMAN WHEN YOU WERE GOING UP? DO YOU THINK THAT HAS CHANGED?

stepdad: a man was more respectful took care of his responsibility and head of his household. yes.


mom: man were to take of his home, and responsibility, woman was to clean, cook, and etc for the house and kids. yes


sister: woman are to take care of the children, cook clean etc.. man was to do whatever, yes.

QUESTION #14 WHAT DO OF KIDS TODAY?

stepdad: out of control, and wicked.


mom: kids today have no respect doesn't think before reacting, and don't value anything.


sister: crazy don't care about nothing.

QUESTION #15 WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL AGE STUDENT TODAY?

stepdad: set a goal don't let anyone tell what you can and can't be most important don't give up.


mom: don't give up set a goal for yourself and finish school.


sister: thrive to be your best, don't give up, whatever you want to do put you mind to it.

SUMMARY

All there interviews had the same thought about marriage, kids today, advice for kids, and how woman and man are different. The baby boomer generation had more experience with the way life was set up. Generation X was more like the baby boomer generation. Generation Y/Millennials was the generation were kids was starting to change.