Jessee's Grandmother Gloria
I want to thank Grandma Gloria and Grandma
Marjorie for telling me their stories and for
answering all my questions. I really had a
wonderful time with both of you. I love you both.
I am so glad that our class is doing Generation
Connect. My name is Jessee. My Grandma's names
are Marjorie and Gloria. I asked my grandmothers
questions and these are their answers. I hope you
enjoy reading them. This is me when I was a baby. That's
Grandma Gloria is holding me.
What was the funniest thing you did when you were
I would not walk for my Mom and Dad when I first
started to walk. But when the hired man come in at
night for supper, I would let go off the wooden
chair that I pushed around and would walk to him
What was the funniest thing that you remember
Getting the giggles in class and we were not
allowed to make any noise or talk in class.
What was your favorite subject?
Art was my favorite subject and arithmetic.
What chores did you not like to do?
Gather the eggs after school. The chickens would
poke at our fingers.
What did you and your friends do for fun?
We had lots to do for fun. We played ball until
winter came.We skated on an outside rink at noon
hours and met at a farmer's hill to go sleighing
after school. We played outside all the time.
We also had a big swing dad made in the trees by
What was your saddest experience?
My mother's mom, (your great grandma) passed away.
It was my first funeral. I was ten years old.
What are the things you see happening around you
I do not like young children smoking, fighting,
not respecting parents and other people's
What war experiences did you have?
The soldiers had to use two fingered mitts so they
could use their guns at war. My mother used to
knit thick gray two fingered mitts. They were
shipped away. Also us children at school made
little white cotton pull string bags with a Red
Cross on the front of it. In the bag we put a face
cloth, bar of soap, toothbrush, toothpaste and
also a chocolate bar. These Red Cross bags were
then sent to the children whose country was at
What is one thing that you
would do differently?
I would finish my education
and take my nursing training.
What things make you angry?
The news about war and all the
bad things that are happening
in the other countries, people
children who are starving in
our country, unfit parents,
murders, etc. people misusing
Government programs, lazy
people who don't work, all
these things make me angry.
What gives you joy?
I get joy from Christmas,
birth of a grandchild,
weddings, families getting
along and not fighting, and
phone calls from my
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What advice can you give us?
Take care of your mind as well as you health.
Do unto others as you wold have them do to you.
Know the 10 Commandments when you are old enough
There should have been 20 Commandments.
Respect one another, now matter what age, race or
Do not always follow another person,they may get
you into trouble.
Think for yourself and love yourself.
Live a clean and happy life.
Respect all people and sometimes one has to earn
Work hard and keep busy.
Don't waste sunrises and sunsets.
Enjoy nature and the GOOD things around you and
appreciate all God's creation.
I had an awesome time with my Grandma Gloria.
I love you very much, Grandma. Love, Jessee