The Life of Marichu Menrige
Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2007
interview by Christy Revita
with Marichu Menrige, who is my soon to be mother-in-law.
1. Growing Up In the Philippines
Her life growing up in the
Her days going to a public school, and how the school system ranked the kids.
Parents Going To America
Parents going to
Parents and siblings
Meeting Her Husband
Her husband lived practically next door to her in Bayangbang Pangasinan where they met.
Parents Finding Out About Her Dating
When her Parents found out about her and her husband dating they did not approve, and made them separate.
Her parents Flora Batoon and Ferdinand Batoon
Arriving in America
She arrived in
Her children Joseph Menrige and Joyce Menrige getting ready to come to America
How it was like for her having
kids in the
Her youngest son Jason Menrige and herself Marichu Menrige
The struggles she went through with juggling her life as a single mom, taking and picking her kids up from school, taking care of her new born baby, and working
Her experiences with other jobs in the past.
She had a hard time being away from her family in the
She was finally able to go back to the
Philippines In March 1994 because her parents finally gave her their blessings
to marry her husband (April 15, 1994) and did not come back to
Joseph Menrige and Marichu Menrige on their wedding day
back to the
Her advice to me, Joyce Menrige, Joseph Menrige, and Jason Menrige (Her Kids) for future life experiences for their kids.
Her grandson Jarel Nicholas Revita Menrige
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