The Life and Times of Anne Marie Turnage

  • Period: to

    Prenatal Development and Birth

  • Mother fell down steps while pregnant

    Mother fell down steps while pregnant. Started retaining fluids within amniotic sac. Caused complications in pregancy and birth.
  • Detroit Riots

  • The Birth of Anne Marie Turnage

  • Period: to

    The First Two Years

  • Biosocial Event: Rolls over

    Rolls over for the first time
  • Biosocial Event: Stands up

    Stands up in playpen and crib
  • Cognitive Event: Says first word!

    Says first word ("da-da")!
  • Psychosocial Event: Was a secure toddler

    Was a secure toddler. Always smiling. Loved to sit and play with toys.
  • Period: to

    Early Childhood

  • Biosocial Event: Start to show specific fine motor skills for writing

    At two I have shown that I am right handed and I love to write on things. I write on anything I can get my hands on, including walls, floors, etc. (Much to my mother's dismay!)
  • Psychosocial Event: Moved to a new house

    Moved to a new house on Fielding street in Detroit. Eventually made my first best friend there (a neighbor down the street).
  • Psychosocial Event: Pre-school Difficulties

    I started pre-school in September 1970. Did not like it! After we moved to a new house, my mother went back to working full time. She enrolled me in a local pre-school, but I was too attached to my mom and cried most days when she dropped me off and when I was there. It was not a good fit for me. My mom took me out of the preschool and had my Aunt Julie (a neighbor of my grandpa) watch me. I was so much happier and didn't cry anymore. :)
  • Cognitive Event: Started Kindergarten

    Started attending kindergarten at McColl Elementary School in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Cognitive Event: Chosen for Peer Mentoring Group

    In first grade, I was identified as being a top achiever in my class. I was chosen to participate in a type of peer mentoring group, in which I worked with teachers and low-acheiving children. I got to travel to another school where I was able to interact and do activities with kids from my class, as well as from the other school.
  • Period: to

    Middle Childhood

  • Cognitive and Psychosocial Event: Started at a New School

    My mom and dad decided to send my brother and me to a private school. I started at St. Hilary's School in Redford for my second grade year, and continued there untill the middle of my 5th grade year.
  • Biosocial Event: Started Figure Skating

    Fairlane Town Center mall opens in Dearborn, Michigan complete with a ice skating rink. I started skating lessons there when it opened. Although the rink eventually closed, and I went to a new rink to skate, I continued competitive figure skating for the next 8 years, until I was 16 years old.
  • Psychosocial Event: Moved to a New House, City & School

    In the middle of my 5th grade year, my family moved to Dearborn, Michigan. Started at a new school as well. Made a new best friend in my first month there, who remained my best friend through high school.
  • Cognitive Event: Won Poster Contest

    In the fifth grade I won a poster contest about solar energy. Loved to draw and create art.
  • Biosicial Event: Injury

    At a birthday party for my grandmother, I tripped and fell going up the stairs. I dropped and broke a glass punch bowl and fell on it, cutting my had severely. I required thirty stitches in my hand and missed several days of school.
  • Period: to


  • Cognitive Event: Entered Junior High School

    Started Junior High School at Lowery Junior High in Dearborn, Michigan.
  • Biosocial Event: Menarche

    Had my first menstrual period. An event signaling that ovulation had begun and I am deep in the midst of puberty.
  • Cognitive Event: Entered High School

    Started high school! Entered Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan.
  • Psychosocial Event: Friendship

    Became friends with Jenifer at band camp in the summer of 1983. She remains my closest and best friend to the present day.
  • Cognitive Event: Graduated High School

    Graduated from Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan. Received silver honors pin and band award.
  • Period: to

    Emerging Adulthood

  • Cognitive Event: Started College

    Started attending college full-time at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Michigan.
  • Biosocial Event: Tonsilectomy

    After repeated tosil and throat infections in the spring and summer of 1986, I had my tonsils removed at the age of 19.
  • Cognitive Event: Graduated from Henry Ford Commnity College

    Graduated with honors from Henry Ford Community College with Associate in Arts Degrees in Graphic Design and Crafts/Sculpture.
  • Psychosocial Event: Started Dating my Husband-to-Be

    Went on my first official date with John Turnage, who will eventually become my husband. I worked with John for a year and a half, and became best of friends before we started dating and officially became a couple.
  • Psychosocial Event: Cohabitation

    Moved in with my husband-to-be. We rented a lower flat in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Cognitive Event: Graduated from Eastern Michigan University

    Graduated with honors from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, with Teaching Certification.
  • Period: to


  • Psychosocial Event: First Teaching Job

    Obtained my first teaching job, teaching art full-time at Truman High School in Taylor, Michigan.
  • Cognitive Event: Started Graduate School

    Started attending graduate school at Eastern Michigan University.
  • Psychosocial Event: Marriage

    Married John Robert Turnage at Fort Street Presbyterian Church in Detroit.
  • Biosocial Event: The Birth of My First Child

    Welcomed my first child into the world! Eliza Kate Turnage was born on March 12, 1999 at 8:30 pm, by Cesarian Section.
  • Cognitive Event: Earned Masters Degree

    Earned my Master of Arts Degree in Art Education from Eastern Michigan University.
  • Psychosocial Event: Bought a House!

    Closed on the sale of our first house and entered the world of home ownership!
  • Biosocial Event: The Birth of my Second Child

    Earlier than expected, Amelia Chole Turnage was born on February 1, 2002 by emergency Cesarian Section.
  • Psychosocial Event: The Death of My Second Child

    Amelia Chloe Turnage died on February 17, 2002 after only two and a half weeks of life. Born very sick and with a genetic abnormallity, her life was an inspiration to all who had the opportunity to know her.
  • Biosocial Event: The Birth of My Third Child

    Audrey Grace Turnage entered the world on January 5, 2004. After two previous c-sections, Audrey was born by vaginal delivery. A shock to all!
  • Psychosocial Event: Laid-Off

    After 19 years of teaching, I was laid off from Northville Public Schools due to extreme budget cuts and class reductions.
  • Cognitive Event: Back to School!

    After being laid-off from teaching, I decided to go back to school to persue a new career as a Physician's Assistant.
  • Cognitive Event: Start Physician Assistant Studies Program

    Start Physician Assistant Studies Program at Wayne State University
  • Cognitive Event: Graduate from WSU

    Graduate from Wayne State University from the Physician Assistant Studies Program with a Master of Science Degree.
  • Psychosocial Event: Start a New Career

    Get my first job as a Physician Assistant!
  • Psychosocial Event: Retirement

    I retire at the age of 65.
  • Period: to

    Late Adulthood

  • Cognitive Event: Photography

    In my retirement, I reignite my love of photography. I begin to take photography classes again and show my work in art exhibitions.
  • Biosocial Event: The Death of Anne Marie Turnage

    After a long and fruitfull life, Anne Marie Turnage dies at the age of 98.