Family Generations Project

By Jacara Hogan

Millenials ( Born 1980-2000)

My sister Ciara
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Generation X (Born 1965-1980)

My mother Tiffany
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Question #1 (FULL NAME, WHY DID YOUR PARENTS SELECT THIS NAME FOR YOU, DID YOU HAVE A NICKNAME?)

Sister: Ciara Ariel Saunders, her grandmother chose her first name and her mother chose her middle name because she was watching "The Little Mermaid" right before she went into labor. Her nickname is Cece.


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?)

Sister: She was born December 27, 1989, in Chicago at Trinity Hospital.


Mom: She was born May 1st , 1970 in Chicago at Columbus Hospital, Brookfield, Il

Question #3 (HOW DID YOUR FAMILY COME TO LIVE THERE?)

Sister: Her mother and her grandmother was already living on 87th street.


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?)

Sister: All of her family lived in Chicago as well, but the ones that were in her household the first few years of her life was her mom, dad, grandmother, shay (my cousin).


Mom: All of her family lived in Chicago.

Question #5 (WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY? )

Sister: When my mother told her she was pregnant so that mean she was no longer the only child.


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?)

Sister: She was the oldest of the two of her sisters


Mom: She was the youngest, she had an brother Larry and her sister Whitney.

Question #7 (DESCRIBE THE PERSONALITIES OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS? )

Sister: Mother is sensitive, Dad is a provider, Jasmine (other sister) is motherly-type, Jacara protective and athletic.


Mom: Whitney loud and overbearing, and Larry was emotionally not present.

Question #8 (WHAT KIND OF HOUSEHOLD CHORES DID YOU HAVE AT YOUR HOME?)

Sister: Considering she was the oldest she had to clean just about everything like the kitchen, bathroom, living room, her room.


Mom: Cleaning living room, bathroom, and kitchen.

Question #9 (WHAT AGE DID YOU GET YOUR FIRST JOB, WHAT DID YOU DO FOR THAT JOB?)

Sister: at the age 16 she was an administrative assistant, just like a secretary.


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?)

Sister: As a child school was easy for her, her best subject was math, and her worst subject was English. Grade School was Thomas Hoyne. High School was MLK College Prep. College was Western Illinois University.


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?)

Sister: Popular clothes were White Tees, baggy pants for the boys, Air force Ones, Flared Jeans, Timberland's Boots, and Bell-Bottoms, jogging pants with only 1 pants leg up.


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?)

Sister: the institution of marriage now is much different than it was then its not just about a man and a women anymore. Some feel that they do not even have to be married to be together for years, and that you should only get married if you're truly in love.


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?)

Sister: Men were the ones to go to work and provide for their family. Women were the ones to work and still come home and take care of the family and the house. No it did not really change.


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?)

Sister: Kids today have a lot of time on their hands, and more disrespectful and personal responsibilities does not come into play now.


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?)

Sister: To try harder your first couple of years in high school so you would not have to stress when it comes down to your senior year because you been on track the whole time.


Mom: To get your education, learn to respect yourself, and the community.

Question #16 (DID YOU SEE YOURSELF BEING WHERE YOU ARE NOW?)

Sister: She did not see herself being where she is now because leaving high school she did not have a clear cut plan after high school only went to college because that's what was expected of her.


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?)

Sister: To Try harder in school even though she hated school, but if she tried harder then maybe she could have went to a better college.


Mom: To take high school seriously and would have gone to college.

THE DIFFERENT THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT MY FAMILY FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION.

The different things I learned about my family from generation to generation is that family was always around while they were growing up. I also learned that my oldest sister was disappointed when she figured out she would not be the only child anymore so that meant she now had to take on responsibility of being responsible at a much younger age. Also that school for both my mom and my sister were something that they did not take very seriously at the time because no one really took the initiative to make that the main priority for children like they do now. Also that between generations what it means to be a man and a women did not change much from then to now , but when it comes to marriage what was normal was for a man and a women to be a traditional wedding, now its okay for same sex marriage.