My grandparents had six children and the youngest daughter became my source for the information I needed. Doing this genogram has been very difficult for me because I learned that maternal grandparents are deceased and my aunts and uncle are also deceased. My mother is the only living family member that I know of. I never got the opportunity to have a relationship with my mother’s side of the family. My paternal grandfather died the years I was born which explains why I don’t remember him.
Her siblings have children, so she does not see a need to provide assistance if they were to start failing in their health. Currently she feels her role in the family is what she expected, she is hip fun sister and aunt in her family. She has a strong relationship with her extended family. She took time to build relationships with her nieces and nephews. As single person with no children, I see the benefit of these relationships.
My family is kind of like Helens, I don’t have a little brother but Helen and my mom are kind of a like. They are single and like Julie, I always gave my mom a hard time. We were never close until I told her I was pregnant. Some people thought it was going to ruin out lives but it actually made things better. Helen and my mom rarely go out and do anything but when my mom does I’m happy for her.
My Unc and Aunt Smith became Mom's surrogate parents, and she lived with them until she married. A few years later Maude was institutionalized at Craigmont, where she lived for the rest of her life. There is a third marker on the cemetery lot where Mom and Dad are buried for our Grandmother Maude Johnson. Mother never talked much about this or other aspects of her life. Nor did she want to know the details of other’s lives.
My mother Leslie is the only female out of her siblings and as a result, often is perceived as having less credibility than her brothers have. Most of the time, her feelings are ignored when family decisions take place. My mom expresses her emotions openly, which is perceived as weak and illogical to her brothers, who all possess more masculine and strong-willed qualities. My Uncle Mark and Uncle David, for example, are in charge of my grandparent’s finances while my Uncle Stephen oversees any decisions regarding my grandparent’s health. Even though my mother has no issue being involved in these decisions, she was not even considered for either role.
She grew up the baby of ten children and did not get much of anything. When she was five, she was taken away from her family for neglect and placed in foster care. Her father was later able to get her back and a few of her other siblings but not all of them. The emotional hell that was her life would have given anyone a reason to be a horrendous person. My mother has always been a fighter for doing the right thing.
My mom even went back to college after seeing me and my sister do it, and she got an accounting degree at the age of 40. My parents came from poor families and not many college graduates. We often had no spending money or even good running vehicles but they always gave us love and we were happy with all of the small things we had. My parents used the permissive parenting style, at least for me and my sister; they never really used any type of punishments. They would tell us we were grounded from something but the next day we would be doing the things we were grounded from.
This is my own interpretation of the life and times of Anne Hathaway based on what little we know about her. My version is somewhat sensational, please excuse me for this. Anne (alias Agnes) Hathaway was born in 1556 to parents Richard and Joan and was certainly raised with her brothers and sisters at Hewlands Farm Shottery. Her Father was a Farmer and he was to remarry when Joan Hathaway died. We can assume that Anne Hathaway received home schooling at best or no schooling at all at worst and lived most of her life until marriage in the hamlet of Hamlet, one mile away from Stratford in the forest of Arden.
Despite having no relationship with her parents, Maya lived in a loving household with Momma, Bailey, and her disabled uncle, Willie. She was genuinely happy, and knew that she could depend on Bailey or Momma in any situation. The novel depicts Maya living without the typical nuclear family, persevering in spite of it, and making the most of the hand she was dealt. Maya never attained a proper connection with her parents. Her mother, Vivian, lived in St. Louis, Missouri with her boyfriend, Mr. Freeman, Maya’s two uncles, and her maternal grandmother.
She has two older half-siblings on her mothers side that she has never met. Almost immediately after giving birth, Gladys Mortensen brought Norma to live with Ida and Albert Bolender, who raised her until she was seven years old. It isn’t clear why Gladys had someone else raise her little girl, but being a single mother working in the Great Depression wasn’t easy. Others believe she simply didn’t have the interest or commitment to raise a child. In 1933, after Norma’s 7th birthday, her mother took her back from foster care and decided that she would try raising her on her own.