Participant of the month: Natalie (Natalia)! Natalia was born in 1934 in the small town of Rincon, New Mexico right outside Las Cruces. She is the eldest of 9 half brothers and sisters on her mother’s side. When she was 45 years old, she learned that she was also the eldest of 6 brothers and sisters on her biological father’s side. At age 12, Natalie and her family boarded a
Patrick was born in the Bala Cynwyd area of Philadelphia. His very early years were spent on a farm in Bucks County where he befriended cats, lambs, helped his mother collect eggs and milk cows. When a military installation popped up in their backyard, the Arnold family moved to the Huntingdon Valley suburb where Patrick lived through high school. During college, he lived close by the city of Philadelphia and
Thomas was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He attended Baylor University and received his Bachelor’s Degree in History and Education. He continued on in his education, obtaining a Master’s Degree from the University of Houston in History and Government. Thomas is very proud to have been the first person in his family to go to college. He then began his very successful career in education in Houston, working as
Pacita was born in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. She spent her childhood in the city of Santa Catalina. She had to quit school during 6th grade, at the age of 11, due to chronic illness. She grew up and lived in San Juan, met her husband, and had 7 daughters. She worked at Burger King in the city and had many other odd jobs here and there.