Family Generations Project
By Jacara Hogan
Millenials ( Born 1980-2000)
Generation X (Born 1965-1980)
Question #1 (FULL NAME, WHY DID YOUR PARENTS SELECT THIS NAME FOR YOU, DID YOU HAVE A NICKNAME?)
Mom: Tiffany Saunders, her mother chose the name because it was a common name and she liked it. Her nickname was Tippy-Toe and she got that nickname from her dad.
Question #2 ( WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU BORN?)
Mom: She was born May 1st , 1970 in Chicago at Columbus Hospital, Brookfield, Il
Question #3 (HOW DID YOUR FAMILY COME TO LIVE THERE?)
Mom: When her great grandmother died, her grandmother went to live with her aunt in Chicago.
Question #4 ( WERE THERE OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS IN THE AREA, AND WHO?)
Mom: All of her family lived in Chicago.
Question #5 (WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY? )
Mom: Playing with a pencil, putting the pencil on the end of her tongue it slipped off her tongue and stuck her in the roof of her mouth.
Question #6 ( HOW MANY MEMBERS DID YOU HAVE IN YOUR FAMILY GROWING UP, WERE YOU THE YOUNGEST/OLDEST, ONLY CHILD, ETC?)
Mom: She was the youngest, she had an brother Larry and her sister Whitney.
Question #7 (DESCRIBE THE PERSONALITIES OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS? )
Mom: Whitney loud and overbearing, and Larry was emotionally not present.
Question #8 (WHAT KIND OF HOUSEHOLD CHORES DID YOU HAVE AT YOUR HOME?)
Mom: Cleaning living room, bathroom, and kitchen.
Question #9 (WHAT AGE DID YOU GET YOUR FIRST JOB, WHAT DID YOU DO FOR THAT JOB?)
Mom: At age 15 and she worked in the shop with her aunt doing manicures and pedicures.
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, AND COLLEGE?)
Mom: School for her was fun but hard, her best subject was math and her worst subject was english. Grade school was Edward Coles. High school was James H. Bowan.
Question #11 (DO YOU REMEMBER ANY FADS FROM YOUR YOUTH, POPULAR HAIRSTYLES, CLOTHES?)
Mom: Popular hairstyles were high top fades for the boys , and lace bows in the hair for girls. Popular clothes were loud colors with suspenders like TLC. Girls wore leggings the more colors the better, huley jeans, and gladiator sandals. See through jogging suites were worn by both girls and boys.
Question #12 (WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS/ATTITUDE ON THE INSTITUTE OF MARRIAGE?)
Mom: Marriage is not for everyone but if you find a compatible mate then you should do it.
Question #13 (WHAT DID IT MEAN TO BE A MAN OR A WOMEN WHEN YOU WERE GROWING UP, DO YOU THINK THAT HAS CHANGED?)
Mom: Yes it has changed because men were actually fathers and providers for their families. Women are care takers, and other families took care of the neighborhood children.
Question #14 (WHAT DO YOU THINK OF KIDS TODAY?)
Mom: Kids today have no moral, no sense of self, no respect, and no direction.
Question #15 (WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU HAVE FOR HIGH SCHOOL AGE STUDENTS TODAY?)
Mom: To get your education, learn to respect yourself, and the community.
Question #16 (DID YOU SEE YOURSELF BEING WHERE YOU ARE NOW?)
Mom: Did not see herself where she is now because she did not have a plan after high school because at the end of her high school year she was pregnant with my oldest sister Ciara Saunders.
Question #17 (IF YOU COULD DO IT ALL OVER WHAT WOULD YOU DO DIFFERENT?)
Mom: To take high school seriously and would have gone to college.