Family Interview

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Family History Interview The person I choose to interview was my mother Elizabeth . The reason I chose to interview her was that I wanted to gain a closer bond with her. She is the closet relative living from which I could gain the most knowledge. (Q11) She was raised by both of her parents. (Q1) Her father Marlyn , was the Mayor or Morgantown, WV, as well taught law at WVU. Her Mother was Jerry , a graduate of WVU with a bachelor’s degree in zoology. Jerry was a woman of many talents. She sold a clothing line out of their house as well as being a housewife, mother, and secretary of their local Methodist church. (Q2) Betty grew up in Morgantown, WV, in an exclusive area called South Park. The neighborhood was a well kept area with…show more content…
Some of her favorite music in the 50’s were Bill Hayley and the Comments, Pat Boone, Elvis, and Bobby Darin. Music of the 60’s was Chubby Checker, The Beatles, Fifth Dimension, Mommas and Poppas, The Supremes and The Temptations. Betty’s favorite grade school friend was Patsy Johnson. Her father taught at WVU Dental School and her mother was a housewife. They were both tomboys and spent much of their time playing sports such as football and baseball. Her best friend in high school was Cindy Chivers. Cindy’s father was deceased and her mother worked in the office of Seneca Glass Factory, makers of cut crystal ware. They spent most of their weekends together talking about boys, trading clothes, and going to church dances together. (Q14) Family holidays were spent at Betty’s family home because of the size of the house. Her mother would always fix the turkey or ham and the aunts would bring the side dishes. They would prepare days in advance setting the table with sterling silver, china dishes and crystal goblets. At Christmas the house would always be decorated inside and out. The family would go hunt for a live tree and cut it down. Her father would set the tree in the stand then decorate with lights. Afterwards the children would place all the ornaments and tensile on the tree. (Q19) In the summer the family would travel to Fenwick Island, DE for a beach vacation.
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