• Prenatal Development

    My parents were married July 5,1975. My mother thought she had the flu in late September 1975. Neddless to say it was not the flu; she was pregnant. The prenatal care was not what it is today she was told she could eat for two, not instructed to quit smoking, but given prenatal vitamins for the health of the baby.
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    My parents were married July 5,1975. My mother thought she had the flu in late September 1975. Neddless to say it was not the flu; she was pregnant. The prenatal care was not what it is today she was told she could eat for two, not instructed to quit smoking, but given prenatal vitamins for the health of the baby.

    Biosocial Event: June 4, 1976, I, Carolann Rita Rose was born at 5:20p.m in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The third daugther born to my mother and the first child born to my father. At birth I was 10lbs 14oz and 22inches long.
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    The First Two Years

  • First two years: Biosocial event

    I took my first steps. My sisters said that I was too heavy to carry and they want to be able to go places without having to hold me. So what they did was put me between them and guide me back and forth between them and take steps back so I would have further to go to get back to them.
  • First Two Years: Cognitive event

    I said my first word car. I was told I always want to go for car rides. According to my sisters they said when ever we went in the car it meant we were going to the store and most likely I would come home with something.
  • First Two Years: Psychosocial event

    My father was deployed over seas. That was when my parents filed for divorce.
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    The Play Years (Ages 2-6)

  • The Play Years: Biosocial event

    Learned to ride a bicycle at age 4. I never rode a girls bike it always had to be a boy's bike because I didn't like the color pink and all the girls bikes were pink.
  • The Play Years: Psychosocial event

    I started kindergarten at Sugarbush Elementary. I met my friend Cindy Barbian at the bus stop. Cindy and I are still friends today.
  • The Play Years: Cognitive event

    At kindergarten graduation I was awarded the certificate for counting. I could count from 1 to 176.
  • The Play Years: Biosocial event

    My friend Cindy and I took our rafts for the swimming pool and decided to ride them down the stairs. My 16 year old sister was suppose to be watching me but she was too busy talking on the phone while my mom was at work. While on our way walking back up to the top of the stairs to take another ride down I hit the corner of the wall and sliced my eye brow. My mom was not pleased with my sister and that I had to get 60 stiches. My sister was grounded for a month after that.
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    The School Years (Ages 7-11)

  • The School Years: Psychosocial event

    A marine officer came to my house and delivered a flag to me because they could not find my father after the bombing of the barracks in Beirut.
  • The School Years: Biosocial event

    My mother signed me up for softball. After the news of my father being MIA and presumed dead my mom thought that i needed to put my energy into a sport. She chose softball because she said it was an exceptable way to get my anger out by hitting a ball.
  • The School Years: Cognitive event

    I scored 100% on the MEAP testing, back then you didn't get money from the state to use for college when acheiving that score.
  • The School Years: Psychosocial event

    I got a call from my father. He was alive! Many people died in the bombing. He came home for leave for Christmas. Although my parents were divorced my mom allowed my dad to stay with us.
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    Adolescence (Ages 11-18)

  • Adolescence: Biosocial event

    Met my first boyfriend Ken, he was 3 years older than me. I was not allowed to go out with him by myself, there always had to be a group of people. I did marry him later in life.
  • Adolescence: Cognitive event

    I was a member of the National Honor Society it was it not a choice it was mandated in our school based on GPA. I remember disliking it because the competiveness that went along with being a member. I didn't understand why we all could just respect one another for the intelligence that we all possessed.
  • Adolescence: Biosocial event

    Close group girlfriends we all played softball together for school team and travel ages 14-17. We still play a tournment every year.
  • Adolescence: Psychosocial event

    I was president of the Student Council my junior and senior years of high school. One accomplishment that our class implemented was fund raising for students who could not afford prom. Everyone was able to be apart of the junior and senior proms for those two years.
  • Emerging Adulthood: Biosocial event

    Ken and I bought our first home. It was located in St. Clair Shores Michigan. It was a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1400 sq ft home.
  • Emerging Adulthood: Psychosocial event

    Ken asked me to marry him. I accepted and we starting living together then.
  • Emerging Adulthood: Biosocial event

    The happiest day of my life with the birth of my son Seth. Natural delivery he was 10 lbs. and 15 ounces, 23 inches long, and perfect.
  • Emerging Adulthood: Congitive event

    I now look at myself in a new light.... a mother. Only to learn this is the most important job in my life.
  • Emerging Adulthood: Biosocial event

    Ken and I were married at St. Hubert Catholic Church in front of our 250 friend and family.
  • Emerging Adulthood: Cognitive event

    I completed my insurance licensing for the State of Florida, and we opened our first Allstate Office there.
  • Adulthood: Congitive event

    My son's first day of school. Want does this mean for me as his mother. He is not a baby anymore.
  • Adulthood: Biosocial event

    Ken filed for divorce. He was having an affair with an 18 year-old girl, she was 10 years my junior and 13 years his junior.
  • Adulthood: Cognitive event

    Adjusting to the diagnosis of breast cancer Stage III. Answering the question what does this mean for my life.
  • Adulthood: Psychosocial event

    Divorce finalized. Custody of Seth was given to me, Ken wanted to sign away his parental rights.
  • Adulthood: Psychosocial event

    I met the man of my dreams, Tim. We were introduced by a mutual friend who I had known since 4th grade. Tim and he were co-workers.
  • Adulthood: Biosocial Event

    Completely CANCER FREE!
  • Adulthood: Congnitive event

    First, grandchild born. A new way to view myself. I didn't know I was old enough to be a GRANDMOTHER.
  • Adulthood: Cognitive event

    I will graduate with my BSN from Oakland University!
  • Adulthood:Psychosocial event

    Married for the second time. In Italy, with family at our side.
  • Adulthood: Psychosocial event

    My son graduates from high school, and start college at U of M in the fall!
  • Adulthood: Cognitive Event

    Seth leaves for college. EMPTY NEST syndrome, dealing with this new change.
  • Adulthood: Psychosocial

    Seth graduates from U of M with a masters in engineering and design. He wants to design prosthetics for disabled athletes.
  • Adulthood: Biosocial event

    The death of my father at the age of 77.
  • Adulthood: Psychosocial

    Seth my son, gets married.
  • Adulthood: Cognitive event

    Birth of first grandchild. Who Tim and I were old enough to have grandchildren. A new role to establish for myself and what kind of grandmother will I be....... a YOUNG one!
  • Adulthood: Psychsocial event

    Our 20 year anniversary! Tim and I celebrated with for a month in Italy!
  • Adulthood: Biosocial event.

    The death of my mother, from natural causes at the age of 92.
  • Late Adulthood: Psychosocial event

    Retirement at the young age of 65 years old, TIm has one more year to work.
  • Late Adulthood: Biosocial event

    Volunteer at the hospital. Along with the move it or lose it walking club.
  • Late Adulthood: Cognitive Event

    Keep mentally active: reading the newspaper who knows how it will be distributed then, crossword puzzles, and sudoku puzzles.
  • Late Adulthood: Psychosocial event

    Teaching my grandchild some of my valuable life lessons.
  • Death and Dying

    After battling cancer for the second time it advanced into my bones. I in my early years had all the arrangements for myself to receive pallitive care through hospice. To take the burden off my child and make the decisions I wanted for myself in my last days. I died at the age of 88.