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Early American Literature
Dennis P. Walsh

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Early American Literature
Dennis P. Walsh
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Date Created: 01/02/16
I Early Childhood and Family Background A Parents and Family When and where were you born 1945 Monterey Mexico Tell me about your parents or your family background Where was your family originally from Mexico What did your parents do for a living Upholstery Did you contribute to the family income or help parents in their work in any way What was your parents39 religious background Catholic How was religion observed in your home Catholic What were your parents39 political beliefs No What political organizations were they involved in What other relatives did you have contact with growing up Uncles and aunts no grandparents since they had already passed What do you remember about your grandparents Nothing never met them What stories did you hear about earlier ancestors whom you never knew no How many children were in the family and where were you in the lineup Eldest of three Describe what your siblings were like Who were you closest to 2girls and one boy all were 5 or 7 years apart not close with them Describe the house you grew up in Describe your room One bedroom that had multiple beds What were your family39s economic circumstances Poor Do you remember any times when money was tight There were time they could not have meat they raised their own chickens Do you remember having to do without things you wanted or needed What were your duties around the house as a child Chores What were the other children39s duties How did duties break down by gender Girls inside her brother outside When did you learn to cook and who taught you Mother at the age of 12 Were there any special family foods or recipes yes Do you still make any traditional family foods yes What activities did the family do together Family gatherings What did you do on Christmas Church and family gathering Thanksgiving No Birthdays no Other hoHdays B Community You Grew Up In C Early Schooling What was school like for you Liked it What did you like about it Math What was hard about it for you chemistry Who were your friends at school girls Who were your favorite teachers 1st and 4th grade Do you remember teasing or bullying of you or anyone else no D Friends and Interests Describe the community you grew up in Describe your neighborhood Poor neighborhood Where did you shop No her clothes were handmade How far away were these shops and how did you get there What39s the largest town or city you remember visiting when you were young Mexico city Can you describe your impressions of it crowded What did you do in your spare time Played with friends Who were your friends and what did you do when you got together Did you have any hobbies no Favorite stories Favorite games or makebelieve Favorite toys piano What did you want to be when you grew up A secretary ll Teenage Years A Changes in Family How did your relationship with your parents change when you became a teenager Never fought but not close If you had conflict with them what was it over Did you have chores around the house What were they Dishes BSchool What were your favorite subjects Particular interests What were your least favorite subjects Did you have any memorable teachers Describe their teaching style How did they influence you Was it okay for girls to be smart at your school no What were the different groups at your school Which did you belong to How do you think you were perceived by others Was nominated for prom queen Were you involved in any extracurricular activities What were they no What were your plans when you finished school Education Work To get married What did your parents think of your plans They did not agree What did your friends think They were doing the same What did your friends plan to do Did the boys and girls in the family have different plansexpectations didn t have any they were too young C Work Did you have jobs during your teenage years yes Doing what Furniture store Did you contribute to the family income If not how did you spend your money Yes to help them D Social Life and Outside Interests Who were your friends What did you do together What individuals did you spend the most time with during this period My grandfather Was your group of friends singlesex or did it include both boys and girls Same sex At what age did you begin dating 16 What kinds of activities did you do on dates Carnivals Describe your first date March 1951 walk and talk What was your parents39 advicerules related to datingcontact with opposite sex Stay away Did they give you a quotbirds and beesquot lecture No Did you get teaching on this in church or school No What was it What were your peer group39s norms with regard to dating and relationships with the opposite sex Always have a chaperone or not do it What were your hobbiesinterests Dances music What books did you read What music did you listen to The 50 s What sports did you play What crafts did you participate in sewing Ill Adulthood A Further Education B Work and Career C Marriage or Formation of Significant Relationships When and where did you meet Neighborhood at 16 What drew you to himher She thought he was cute and looked like elvis prest When and how did you decide to move in together andor marry Married at 18 What was originally the most difficult for you about being marriedbeing in a relationship Cooking only knew how to make rice and fedieo Living away from home and moving to a new country What was most satisfying What advice would you give to someone today who was contemplating a serious relationship wait D Children 0 Describe the birth of your children easy 0 What were they each like when they were young Beautiful Jaime and Imelda would fight How have they changed or not changed Same with her eldest son being clise and eldest daughter What were their relationships with each other and with you like when they were young Now What activities did the family do together vacations What family traditions did you try to establish Does your family have any heirlooms or objects of sentimental value No What is their origin and how have they been passed down What was most satisfying to you about raising children Healthy What was most difficult Too many What values did you try to raise your children with 1950 s mentality How did you go about doing that What forms of discipline did you use and why Belt spanking shoe etc E Ongoing interests and hobbies


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