Frances Goldscheider (Engeman)
I married after freshman year at Radcliffe and had Sarah. Went back to Radcliffe for another year, then we moved to Penn. We stayed 5 years; I managed to make it thru prelims. Janet was born just before prelims, so that's my 2.
Got a job teaching at Skidmore (near my folks who had left Arlington for Lake George), which was a good place to learn to teach and raise little kids, but I then I got a job at Brown. My parents both died about the time I left, which made leaving easier.
I made a professional/personal life in Prov/at Brown. Spouse left after 16 years of marriage so I was a single parent for 5 years, then remarried. Sarah was nearly finished college and Janet a junior in high school. We spent the year in Israel, then Calvin got a job at Brown, and we settled there for the long haul. Calvin also has two children, so between us, we have four (and 4 or so weddings and down payments, 7 grandchildren).
We retired from teaching at Brown and moved in 2005 to Washington to be much closer to three of our four children, and 4 of our 7 grandchildren.
We also spend more time at Lake George. We 'winter' in DC, then go to the lake in mid/late-May, staying until late June, when we make it available for rental until mid-August (allowing my brother and me to hold onto it), and then go up again in mid-August until early/mid-October. September is really special: warm air (and water), but quiet and peaceful.
We enjoy DC, and welcome visiting friends to our Cleveland Park condo near the zoo. It turns out that it has also been a good move, professionally, since there are many folks in the DC area who want to do research with me.
I have done research on living arrangements (primarily in the US) all my professional life, starting with the growth in living alone among the elderly, then the parallel move to non-family living among young adults, leaving (and returning) home. More recently, I've been studying the demography of fatherhood, since parenthood experiences are so different for men than for women. They often do not live with their biological children, do live with step-children, and increasingly are becoming single parents. It's been fun, especially since I've expanded my geographic range to Sweden, where I do research with a friend from graduate school.
We also manage to spend a lot of time with the grandkids, both with and without their parents.