The Life of Dorothy Glowacki

  • Peggy was born

    Oldest sister, Peggy, was born on September 27th, 1932 in Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania.
  • Lived in Ardmore, Pennsylvania

    Lived in Ardmore, Pennsylvania
    Dorothy lived in Ardmore, Pennsylvania for 60 years from when she was born to when she moved to Phoeixville, Pennsylvania.
  • Dorothy was born

    Dorothy was born
    Dorothy, my grandmother, was born on January 10th, 1934 in Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania.
  • Ellie was born

    The third youngest, Ellie, was born on December 28th, 1938 in Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania.
  • Attended Catholic School

    Attended Catholic School
    Attended Saint Coleman's catholic school from first to eight grade (1939 -1947) in Ardmore, Pennsylvania
  • Nancy was born

    Nancy was born
    Youngest sister, Nancy, was born on June 20th, 1941 in Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania.
  • Peter got drafted into the war

    Peter got drafted into the war
    Dorothy's future husband, Peter, was drafted into World War II when he was eighteen years old.
  • Attended a private High School

    Attended a private High School
    Dorothy went to a private High School called Academy of Notre Dame from 1947 to 1951
  • Attended nursing school

    Attended nursing school
    Dorothy attended nursing school at Bryn Mawr hospital for three years where she learned about medicine for six months and then worked throughout the hospital.
  • Met her husband, Peter

    Met her husband, Peter
    Dorothy met her husband, Peter, at Bryn Mawr hospital where he had a doctor internship and she was a nurse.
  • Finished nursing school

    Finished nursing school
    Dorothy finished nursing school at Bryn Mawr after three years and then got a job at the same hospital.
  • Father passed away

    Dorothy's father passed away due to multiple cancers such as brain, lung and lymph cancer. Dorothy was 20 years old.
  • First job as a nurse

    First job as a nurse
    Dorothy got her first job as a nurse in Byrn Mawr hospital after she attended nursing school there for several years. She worked at Bryn Mawr hospital for 4 years.
  • Dorothy and Peter got married

    Dorothy and Peter got married
    Dorothy and Peter got married at Villanova University Church, which is formally known as Saint Thomas, in September 15th, 1956.
  • Second job at Sacred Heart Hospital

    Second job at Sacred Heart Hospital
    Dorothy worked as a nurse at Sacred Heart hospital in Narstown, Pennsylvania for about a year.
  • Mickey was born

    Mickey, the oldest son, was born on July 26th, 1957 in Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania.
  • Mother passed away

    Dorothy's mother passed away due to colon cancer. Dorothy was 45 years old.
  • David was born

    David, the second oldest son, was born on August 26th, 1959 in Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania.
  • Leeanne was born

    Leanne, the first daughter, was born on October 18th, 1959 in Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania.
  • Bought first house

    Dorothy and Peter bought their first house together in Ardmore, Pennsylvania where she moved in with her three kids, Mickey, David and Leeanne.
  • Keith was born

    Keith was born
    Keith, the youngest son, was born on November 26th, 1963 in Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania.
  • Shelley was born

    Shelley, youngest child and daughter, was born on October 22nd, 1966 in Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania.
  • Went back to nursing school

    Dorothy went back to nursing school to take a "refresher" course after she faced a severe problem with alcohol. She wanted to be busy during the day and felt as if a job would do that.
  • Back to work as a nurse

    Dorothy went back to work as a part time nurse Bryn Mawr Hospital for 6 months but didn't enjoy it anymore, so she left.
  • Moved to a private practice

    Moved to a private practice
    Dorothy left Bryn Mawr hospital to join a private practice that specialized in obstetrics and gynecology for 22 years.
  • Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

    Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
    Dorothy was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer when she was 48 years old where she had her breast removed and had an implant inserted.
  • Moved Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

    Moved Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
    Dorothy moved from Ardmore, Pennsylvania to Phoenixville, Pennsylvania because they sold the house since all the kids have grown up and married.
  • Left the private practice

    Dorothy left the private practice because she was ready to retire since she was 62 years old.
  • Dorothy and Peter got a divorce

    Dorothy and Peter got a divorce
    Dorothy and Peter got a divorce in 2003 and moved into a condo in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania where she resided for 10 years.
  • Moved from Phoeixville, Pennsylvania to Wellesley, Massachusetts

    Moved from Phoeixville, Pennsylvania to Wellesley, Massachusetts
    Dorothy moved from Phoeixville, Pennsylvania to Wellesley, Massachusetts because she needed to live near one of her child since she was getting too old to live by herself.
  • Diagnosed with Osonothilic Pneumonia

    Dorothy was diagnosed with Osonothilic Pneumonia, which is inflammatory infection of the lungs and if not treated quick enough it could be chronic. She still deals with this sickness today.
  • Moved from Wellesley, Massachusetts to Richmond, Virginia

    Moved from Wellesley, Massachusetts to Richmond, Virginia
    Dorothy moved from Wellesley, Massachusetts to Richmond, Virginia because she wanted to move down South to the warm weather and wanted to live in an independent living home.
  • Living in an independent home called West End

    Living in an independent home called West End
    Dorothy is now currently living in an independent called the West End Village because she wanted to be with people around her age and have around the clock medical availability.