Experience: I am a great-great-great-grandmother

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Six-generation families – especially an unbroken line of women – are very rare. I don’t expect to see a seventh I was 16 years old when I met Ron. We were both working at the Quaker Oats flour mill in Saskatoon , Canada, and he was the most handsome guy there. More importantly, he was kind. We married soon afterwards. I was 21 when I became a mother, which was not unusual in the 1940s. Gwen’s birth was pretty straightforward, and I loved having a baby around. Five years later, we had a second child, Gloria. I’d spend hours at the sewing machine making dresses and dolls clothes for the girls and my nieces. In 1953, well into my 30s, I had a son, Garth. Gwen was 16 when she gave birth to her first child Grace; Grace, in turn, was about 20 when she had my great-granddaughter Amanda. We noticed a pattern emerging when Amanda had her firstborn, also a daughter, at 18. No one was surprised when Alisa started talking about wanting to have children while young. She says she wasn’t influenced b

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