This is Me! Genevieve Butterfield. The date is March 5, 1890. I’m currently 9 years old and I live in Cleveland, Ohio. My town’s population is about 261,000 people. That’s a lot of people to think about especially, since I only really see and talk to the 5 people in my family. My family is not very wealthy, so it can be very challenging for my parents sometimes to get the food on the table for my siblings and I. Harold, my father, works in a sausage factory and he seems to always come home with a different injury. His job wasn’t providing enough money, so my mother, Gwendolyn, had to get a job as a maid for a wealthy family down the street. I very much like her job because sometimes she takes me to help her and I get to talk to Jackson, the wealthy family’s son who is 6 years older than me. Jackson is a very nice boy and I have to say he is quite handsome. Since my family isn’t very wealthy they cannot afford for me to go to school so Jackson teaches me new things every time I see him. These days that I get to talk to Jackson are the best because normally I stay at home, take care of my two younger siblings, and complete lots of house work. I do these things for my parents so they no longer have to struggle with balancing work and family needs. My family might be going through a rough time with money and other things, but I love my family and I wouldn’t trade them in for all the money in the world.