Barbara Becker with son and grandsons, 1990

When Mom Was My Age (#44)

When Mom Was My Age is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear on random Mondays. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Barbara Ann Hess Hershey Becker (age 84), reflecting on her life at age 63, interviewed by daughter Shirley Ann Hershey Showalter. Shirley has […]

Margaret Jensen

When Mom Was My Age (#43)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Margaret Jensen (age 63), reflecting on her life at age 36, interviewed by daughter Megg Jensen. From Megg Before I e-mailed Jane about appearing in this series, […]

Cheryl Christmas Soper

When Mom Was My Age (#42)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Cheryl Christmas Soper (age 55), reflecting on her life at age 33, interviewed by daughter Katharine McKinney. From Katharine My mother is in many ways my dearest […]

Patricia Jean Saiger Limbacher

When Mom Was My Age (#41)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Patricia Jean Saiger Limbacher (age 47), reflecting on her life at age 20, interviewed by daughter Rachel Saiger. From Rachel My mom, Patricia Jean Saiger Limbacher, is […]

Pam Brown

When Mom Was My Age (#40)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Pam Brown (age 61), reflecting on her life at age 34, interviewed by daughter Sarah Brown.   When you were my age (34), where did you […]

Mary Carla Ligon (1987 & 2011)

When Mom Was My Age (#39)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Carla Ligon (age 56), reflecting on her life at age 32, interviewed by daughter Michaella Hammond. When you were 32, the year was 1987. Where did you […]

Chico McCormac

When Mom Was My Age (#38)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Chiko McCormac (age 77), reflecting on her life at age 42, interviewed by daughter Susan Hamaker. From Susan I was hesitant to ask my mom, […]

Naomi Dawn Heinemann

When Mom Was My Age (#37)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Naomi Dawn Heinemann (age 76), reflecting on her life at age 53, interviewed by daughter Judy Croome. From Judy I live and write in […]

Laura Greene

When Mom Was My Age (#36)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Laura Greene (age 75), reflecting on her life at age 47, interviewed by daughter Jessica Greene (47). From Jessica Mom was about to turn 29 […]

Dianne Frye

When Mom Was My Age (#35)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Dianne Frye (age 51), reflecting on her life at age 33, interviewed by daughter Lisa Bartelt. Where did you live? 1106 Fargo Avenue, Dixon, Illinois. You […]

Caroline Gerardo & daughter Blaire Barbeau (2011)

When Mom Was My Age (#34)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Caroline Gerardo (age 42), reflecting on her life at age 19, interviewed by daughter Blaire Barbeau (age 19). Where did you live? In June  1978, […]

Ginny Sue Gohmann & daughter Johanna Gohmann

When Mom Was My Age (#33)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Ginny Sue Gohmann, reflecting on her life at age 35, interviewed by daughter Johanna Gohmann. Where did you live? Where we live now. I lived […]

Deborah Owen & mother Ruth Crayton

When Mom Was My Age (#32)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Ruth Crayton (age 93), reflecting on her life at age 69, interviewed by daughter Deborah Owen. Where did you live at age 69? My husband […]

Gillian & Katy Lassetter

When Mom Was My Age (#31)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Gillian Lassetter (age 63), reflecting on her life at age 29, interviewed by daughter Katy Lassetter. Where did you live when you were 29? I […]

When Mom Was My Age (#30)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Ruth (age 68), reflecting on her life at age 48, interviewed by daughter Beth Moschetto. Where did you live? Your dad had just accepted a […]

Linda Jones (age 64)

When Mom Was My Age (#29)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Linda Jones (age 63), reflecting on her life at age 34, interviewed by daughter Rayne Devivo. Where did you live? Same place we do right […]

Kathy Thiel and daughter Krista Thiel

When Mom Was My Age (#28)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Kathy Thiel about her life at age 33, interviewed by daughter Kristin Thiel (age 33). Where did you live? I was living in a northwest […]

Gigi Amateau (age 17 & age 46)

When Mom Was My Age (#27)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Gigi Amateau (age 46), interviewed by daughter Judith Amateau (age 17). From Judith Throughout my life, my mom has been many different things to me—a […]

Christine Becraft & Sophie Becraft

When Mom Was My Age (#26)

We’re back after a brief hiatus! “When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Christine Lisa Becraft (age 46), interviewed by daughter Sophie Kona Becraft (age 11). Where did you live when […]

Evelyn Schwartz, 1985 & 2010

When Mom Was My Age (#25)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Evelyn Schwartz, interviewed by daughter Laura Cerwinske (age 63). From Laura I am now 63, and in 1985, when my mother Evelyn was my age, […]

Jane Rusbridge & daughter Natalie Miller

When Mom Was My Age (#24)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Jane Rusbridge, interviewed by daughter Natalie Miller (age 22). After attempting to move out of the family home twice, I am now back again, trying […]

Dorothy & Peggy

When Mom Was My Age (#23)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with a daughter, mother, and grandmother!  Daughter Teresa Coates interviews Peggy (her mom) and Dorothy (her grandmother), talking about their lives at age 40. Pictured above: […]

Sheila Van Noy

When Mom Was My Age (#22)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Sheila Van Noy, interviewed by daughter Nikki Van Noy (age 33). From daughter Nikki When mom was 33, there were no cell phones, computers, or […]

Mary Carolyn Steffen Carlson (age 46 & age 73)

When Mom Was My Age (#21)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Mary Carolyn Steffen Carlson (now age 73), interviewed by daughter Stephanie Carlson Curtis (age 46). Where did you live when you were my age (46)? […]

Andrea King Collier

When Mom Was My Age (#20)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Andrea King Collier (author of Still With Me: A Daughter’s Journey of Love and Loss), who is interviewed by her daughter, Nicole Collier, a broadcast […]

Peggi Colleen Gibson Tattoli

When Mom Was My Age (#19)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Peggi Colleen Gibson Tattoli (now age 47), interviewed by daughter Chantel Tattoli (age 22). From Chantel When my mother and I catch sight of each other, […]

Margaret Malone & Mom

When Mom Was My Age (#18)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Sue Malone, by daughter Margaret Malone (age 36). Where did you live? I was living in Mill Valley, Calif., with my husband and you, our […]

Gaby Levine (at age 48 & in 2010)

When Mom Was My Age (#17)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Gaby Levine, interviewed by daughter Becky Levine (age 48). From daughter Becky My mother started writing her memoirs a few years ago, so when I […]

Mary with daughter Meg (age 35 & age 62)

When Mom Was My Age (#16)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Mary Gerritsen, interviewed by daughter Meg Canada (age 35). From daughter Meg My mom is 62 and she’s been married to my dad for 42 […]

Amelia B's mother

When Mom Was My Age (#15)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with the mother of Amelia B. (age 43).               From daughter Amelia I am 43 and my mother is 72. I […]

Katie Urbani

When Mom Was My Age (#13)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Katie Urbani, interviewed by her daughter Ellen Urbani (mid-40s). Introduction from Ellen (daughter) When my mother was my age, she lost her left breast to […]

Joanne Shimotakahara

When Mom Was My Age (#12)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday (usually!). If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Joanne Shimotakahara, interviewed by her daughter Leslie Shimotakahara (age 32). 1. Tell me about where we lived when you were my age (32). We lived […]

Mimm Patterson

When Mom Was My Age (#11)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Bobbie, interviewed by her daughter Mimm Patterson (age 51). [From the daughter, Mimm] It’s funny how two people’s memories of a certain place and time […]

Jerlyn Kay Priest

When Mom Was My Age (#10)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Jerlyn Kay Priest, interviewed by her daughter Dayla Corcoran(age 36). Where did you live when you were 36 years old? Your Dad and I had […]

Lucy Emery

When Mom Was My Age (#9)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Lucy Fugiel Emery, interviewed by her daughter Dorothea Emery Duenow (age 34). Where did you live? We lived in Charleston, South Carolina, in Edgewater Park on […]

Sharon-Rebecca

When Mom Was My Age (#8)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Sharon, interviewed by her daughter Rebecca Huehls (age 33). Where did you live? I turned 33 in November 1979, and we moved into the house […]

Janet Koops (age 40) | Janet Koops (2010)

When Mom Was My Age (#7)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Irene Sears, interviewed by her daughter Janet Koops (age 40). Tell me about where we lived. We lived in a bungalow in Scarborough (a suburb […]

Bobbi Cohen (age 40) | Bobbi Cohen (2010)

When Mom Was My Age (#6)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is Bobbi Cohen, interviewed by daughter Sage Cohen (age 40). Introduction by daughter Sage Cohen (age 40) In the conversation with my mother Barbara (Bobbi) Cohen below, […]

Martha Hill and Melissa Wuske

When Mom Was My Age (#5)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Martha Hill, interviewed by daughter Melissa Wuske (age 26). Where did you live? I lived where I live now, in Loveland, Ohio, in a brick […]

Elizabeth Klungle

When Mom Was My Age (#4)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Elizabeth Klungle, interviewed by daughter Nicole Klungle (age 40). Where did you live (in 1984)? I lived then where I live now—in a ranch […]

Sandi Ranchoff

When Mom Was My Age (#3)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Sandi Ranchoff, interviewed by daughter Christine Polomsky (age 40). Where did you live? I lived in Rocky River, Ohio, which was the area of […]

Kathleen Wieland

When Mom Was My Age (#2)

“When Mom Was My Age” is an interview series between daughters and mothers. New interviews appear every Monday. If you would like to participate, contact Jane. The following interview is with Kathleen Wieland, interviewed by daughter Vanessa Wieland (age 35). – Where did you live? I lived up on Grandview [Newport, KY], “the house up […]

Laura Friedman (1968, 2010)

When Mom Was My Age (#1)

The following post kicks off an interview series in which women interview their mothers, and ask what life was like when they were their age. Full credit for this idea goes to Bud Caddell. The very first post? An interview with my mother, who talks about her life at the age of 33. Where did […]