2 Dorothy Patricia Jagel Grandma BackgroundBorn: August 7th, 1924 in Cleveland, OhioEthnicity: Father (Polish), Mother (American)Siblings: 2 sisters and 1 brotherMarriage: Married at age 20 to Clarence Jagel, mother of 3 children
3 Childhood/School Experience Went to a catholic school with no uniforms and mixed classes however, they were very basic(spelling, grammar, geography etc.)Teachers didn’t hit the students, they were very friendlyNo college expectations from her parents(google)Interesting!Priests were allowed to sexually touch girls and boysNuns would hit students if they didn’t go to church on Sunday
4 Work Experience Jobs: Kayne shirt factory phone operator desk clerk at hotelHallmark retailerEarned an average of $18 dollarsa week!Her paycheck was given to her parentsinstead for herself(google)Interesting!Men had better job opportunities and got paid more..not much different than today, ladies!!Women were expected to walk instead of drive to work!
5 Entertainment age 21 Interesting! Harry James The Big Band Cleveland, OH theatreHarry JamesThe Big BandInteresting!Movie tickets were only 35 cents! They used to give customers candy bars when they walked in!The Fox TrotClark GableBetty Davis
6 Fashion age 21 Women wore dresses, hats, belts, gardenia's, bobby pins for hairWomen were judged more easily than men based on their appearance.(Google)
7 Expectations for her daughters Encouraged her 2 daughters to either become nursesor teachers so they would have more time to spend with theirchildren. This was seen as very common!She wasn’t at strict to her children as her parents were to her..(Shoe Polish Story)“My dad asked me to hand him the shoe polish but accidently I handed him toothpaste…I guess I didn’t hear him correctly and he was soo mad…he beat me really bad with a belt!! It was common for parents to hit children for punishment”
8 How does aging impact her life as a woman? “Nothing to look forward to..I have to use a cane, losing eye sight.. The women have a harder time to be seen as desirable from losing physical beauty. Men look ok but women are judged for not being perfect.”(Google)
9 Interesting small side facts during my interview! More men smoked than women, women didn’t go to the barsWhen daughters were in school, only cheerleading was offeredto them but men had all the other sports.Bread was only 10 cents!For Christmas, my grandma got small items such as a coloring book and crayons.She had to wear her dresses over again because her family didn’t have much money.