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Letter to Grandma

- I did some research about tuberculosis and wanted to share and explain my findings. Firstly, tuberculosis, TB, is an extremely deadly disease that affects your lungs (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2012). It is a highly contagious disease that comes from bacteria. It is spread when someone who is infected with the disease exposes it into the air through various ways such as breathing, coughing, or sneezing, and then someone else breathes in the bacteria in the air (CDC, 2012)....   [tags: tuberculosis, lung disease]

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Going to Grandma's House for Thanksgiving

- There’s no better time of the year than the month of November for me. Besides the fact that it’s almost winter-time and it’s going to snow soon, this is when I go to my grandmas’ house for Thanksgiving. My grandma lives in Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin to be exact. She lives in a big log cabin on the top of a mountain. The cabin was built for my grand parents by my uncle about 25 years ago. The thing that I love most about my grandmas’ house is the woods. There’s a perfect view of the woods from the back deck....   [tags: family, holidays, Narrative, Tradition]

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Grandma and Grandpa

- Grandpa Pat McGill, Jr. of Wisner, Nebraska always entered a room smiling. Pat fathered eleven children, including my mother, and had over fifty grandchildren, including me. Even though my grandpa and I were not all that close, I admired and respected his kind and gentle nature. He passed away in the summer of 1996, and I didn't get to say goodbye to Grandpa Pat McGill before he headed up to heaven with all the other saints. All but one of the McGill grandchildren were at my grandpa's memorial service....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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Visting Grandma

- I believe everyone at one time or another met someone who taught us to see ourselves more clearly and helped us understand what we wanted from life. I too have someone who inspired me my whole life. When I was little, I use to visit my Uncle’s house every year during summer vacation. I lived in a metropolitan city whereas my Uncle lived at country side. He lives with my Aunty, their five daughters and also my grandparents. Although I liked everybody their, the person whom I loved the most was my grandmother....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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All About Grandma

- As the sun shined through the open windows one Tuesday morning, the warm rays of light danced across the small country home kitchen and dining room, where a grandmother and her young granddaughter had been sitting down for a while sharing laughs and speaking of old memories and the good old days of the grandmother’s past, all the while creating a wonderful memory together. After a long deliberation, I had finally decided to interview my grandma Owens, and ask about her life. However, because this would be the first time that I had ever sat down with grandma and asked her about her past, I was nervous and not sure if she would open up to me due to the fact that grandma is a very private perso...   [tags: personal narrative]

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Grandma Nora's Bear

- Norma Green was a well respected lady that was very involved in the community. She was in her seventy’s and had a beautiful daughter named Sarah. Sarah was married to a wonderful man named Mark and they had a son named Jake. Norma suffered for years with breast cancer and despite her drive to beat the disease she died on November 5th, 2005. Grandma Norma was gone, but left were the treasured memories she left for her family. She was able to join her husband in heaven, as he died four years earlier....   [tags: short story, Ghosts, Creative Writing]

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Short Story : ' Grandma 's House '

- Grandpa’s House The bell had rung announcing the end of the day in a high pitched shrill. Children were released from the school building. I was one that was forced to wait to walk home, but now it was my turn to stampede out the door. My grandparents lived a little over a block from the school, and since my dad worked up in Mason, and couldn’t come and pick me up from school, I walked. Some days, though, I raced things. Today was one of those days. I felt the dirt that layered the concrete grind underneath my tennis shoes....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Rooms, Walking]

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Taking Grandma Home

- The road stretches back and forward, whirring beneath tires worn bald by old age. James, dark haired and bright eyed, grips the wheel with one hand and looks lazily between the mirrors to the road to the sky, trying to stay awake. He floats beyond trucks and minivans, driving with the confidence of one never scarred. They pass fields, stretches of yellow and dust, not waving, just watching, guarded by the occasional brooding building. Everything is older here, in middle America, in Kentucky, in Tennessee, in Ohio, but not in the way of wise New England....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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Feeding My Grandma

- ... The entire yard was bare earth, the only greenery a few splotches of dallisgrass. A green, wood-paneled station wagon with three broken windows and four flat tires sat defeated in the dirt driveway. At the edge of Mrs. Willey's yard, I hit the brakes, spun and declared myself the winner, except Alex had decided to sit the race out. He was holding Grandma's hand and they were taking their sweet time on this late, warm evening. I turned back to the pitiful house and decided to take a seat on the uneven, preformed concrete steps that led up to the back door....   [tags: personal narrative]

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My Deceased Grandma From A Dream

- My deceased Grandma came to me in a dream. It was not just a dream but also a vision, I am sure of it. Amid all the problems a suffered with spirituality and life, my grandma wanted to explain to me that I was not responsible for her death. I blamed myself foolishly for killing her because instead of staying with her I went to my cousin’s home to spend the night. By refusing to stay with her, I determined that instead of the pacemaker malfunctioning, I caused her heart to stop. In the dream, Grandma spoke to me in earnest trying to convince me that I could not have prevented her death even if I had been with her....   [tags: God, Islam, Names of God, Atheism]

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Grandma 's Nursing Home Experience

- Grandma’s Nursing Home Experience It had been a cold, snowy day, just a few days after Thanksgiving. My grandmother became immensely ill and unable to care for herself. We knew she had health problems but her sudden turn for the worst was so unexpected and therefore we weren’t prepared for the decisions that had to be made and the guilt we would feel. Where would grandma live. Would she be taken care of. So many concerns floated around. A solution was finally found and one that was believed to be the best or so we thought....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Nursing, Nurse]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Grandma 's Tales '

- Living Through Granddaughters While many people around the world look to America and see a better life waiting for them and the American Dream waiting to be lived, often times this dream never comes to fruition, even if they do reach America. Such is the case in the short story Grandma’s Tales, by Andrew Lam in which a recently deceased Vietnamese grandmother becomes reborn as a much younger and improved version of herself ready to live life to the fullest. This rebirth symbolizes the life that she wishes she lived, however due to constant conflict and famine in Vietnam, and her deteriorating health in America, was never able to do so....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Vietnam War, Short story]

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Grandma 's Nursing Home Experience

- Grandma’s Nursing Home Experience It was a cold, snowy day, just a few days after Thanksgiving. My grandmother became immensely ill and unable to care for herself. My family hoped they had made arrangements for her to be taken care of. Just a few short days later our minds had been blown and we were totally thrown off. This was the day I realized what I was destined to do. I had never been so determined in my life. It was a normal day just like any other with the same daily routine and regular tactics....   [tags: Family, Nursing, Nurse, English-language films]

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A Grandma's Memory

- The simple bowl is deep cherry wood with a silver rimmed bottom that reflects my face upside down as a result of the polishing it has received over the years. The grain is worn, but still radiates the strength of the tree that it came from. As I run my finger over the inside of the cavernous salad bowl, it picks up some of the olive oil residue from the homemade Italian dressing that has seeped into every little grain of the bowl over years of use. Never subject to washings; we only wiped it out with a paper towel, to better flavor the crisp Boston bibb lettuce salads that it delivered at every family dinner....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, by Jonathan Safran Foer

- Weird. If the relationship between the characters of Grandpa and Grandma could be described in one word, it would be weird. Then again, Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a shining example of everything unconventional, exploring the nuances of grief through multiple and varying perspectives, each with a unique approach that attempts to achieve recovery and solace. The relationship of Grandpa and Grandma is an example of one such attempt at recovery, one that tries desperately to reconcile past traumas, yet ultimately acts as a futile effort that harbors more grief and denial....   [tags: Grandpa/Grandma Relationship]

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How Grandma Had Never Changed Her Life

- “If you see in your dream that your hair is so long, that’s mean you have short life and you will die soon,” grandma was telling her neighbor about dreams. My grandma who did not allow the time to change her or change the way of living that she had lived all her life. She was one of the people who proud of the past and the time that she had risen at, She kept living in the old dilapidated mud house in the old fashioned and ancient fossil village, besides the house that we were living in. Grandma had never changed her healthy diet, adequately she did not get any chronic diseases that the elder are suffering from....   [tags: Family, Mother, English-language films, Luck]

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Grandma

- Grandma As I drifted down the hallway, it seemed endless. With my stomach in my throat I walked. I could not feel my feet hitting the ground, nor notice anyone around me. I just walked. The smell of the place was intoxicating. It reminded me of insulin or disinfectant spray. I entered her room; it was dark. The sound of beeping machines echoed in my ears. I walked to her bed. She was sleeping soundly. Her body was frail and looked as if she was bone covered with skin. She was weak and tired....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Grandma

- She's sitting there, a blown-out shell as hulking and vacant and lifeless as the enchanted castles of my beloved fairy-tale stories. The television cries for attention, but her eyes refuse to acknowledge even its blatant wail. Behind tinted glass-is that smudged dirt or a protective coating?-eyes finally flutter open, the first sign of life. Are they blank. Do they beg for help or scream of past and present pain. I can't say-I haven't the courage to look. The world rotates around its axis three times an hour and I run with it....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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Childhood Memories of Grandma's House

- The familiar smell of soft cookies and homemade cooking are common thoughts when people think about their grandma's house. Great feasts and family gatherings play a part in everyone's grandmother's home. But when I really think about my grandma's house only one word comes to my mind: fun. A red brick house on top of a small hill is where my memories reside. A slightly curved gravel road led to the front of the house. Eight or nine rose brown apple trees randomly covered the plush green lawn. Down the small hill, muddy brown water trickled down a ditch with cattails surrounding it....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation]

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The Country Of The Countryside And Quality Time With My Grandma

- As a child, I remember many vivid stories that were told by my grandmother. These stories are usually fascinating, funny or sometimes scary. Similarly to other countries, Haiti is divided in different areas: the countryside and the city. The countryside being more peaceful, quiet with beautiful and big farms, a great scenery and local individuals who make tourists feel welcome. As a child, I really enjoyed going there because of the tranquility, the seafood, the ocean and quality time with my grandma....   [tags: Grandparent, Family, Haiti, Tell]

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A Night at Grandma’s

- A Night at Grandma’s When I stand in the foyer, taking off my coat, I realize just how small the place is. The narrow space is barely wide enough to open the closet door when there is more than one person standing there. The wire hangers rustle as I pick one to hang my coat on. My shoes make a whiffing noise as I wipe them on the carpet, and they squeak on the tiled floor. After I take them off, I stand up and look at the myriad of pictures hanging on the wall. I know all the people in them, but they seem like strangers because we are so young....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Grandma, Schnitzel and Politics

- Grandma, Schnitzel and Politics I strolled the streets of Tel Aviv taking in the smell of fried falafel mixed with the salty ocean breeze. I watched people hurrying, lunging for bus doors before drivers pulled away. Then I realized that if I didn't get to my grandmother's in ten minutes, I'd be late - an offense that could provoke the dreaded silent treatment. I ran from the beach to her apartment on Bet-Lechem street and flew up the stairs two at a time, jumping over the Arab lady who sat scrubbing the floor....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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My Grandma

- My grandma is retired from her secretarial job. Twice a month she visits with her older sister in the country to make certain that she is being taken care of proprly. It is during these frequent trips that I realize how much she is a part of my everyday life. My grandma lives downstairs from me. From the inside of our house, there is no stairs connecting the top and bottom floors. If I want to go downstairs, I have to use the outside stairs. I wear these flat slippers that make a tapping sound when I walk on the wooden stairs and whenever it is quiet, my grandma can hear me coming and going....   [tags: Essays About Family 2014]

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My Grandma

- Imagine waking up to what should be a normal day in my life only to find out a loved one was gone. About three years ago, I thought that a day in my life would just be a normal day and fun night, but never did I expect to lose a very important person in my life. That day I was supposed to be at home taking care of my grandma; however, I chose to go out with my friends. We were partying, drinking, and having fun. Unfortunately, I ignored my dad’s caring words, “Son please stay home and take care of your grandma for she is ill.” My parents trusted to do a simple task, but I breached the trust....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative]

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Grandma's House

- Grandma's House My most distinct childhood memories are at my Grandma Darlene's house, a quaint trailer on the edge of Anderson. Grandma lives near the end of a tiny little dirt road and has lived there for more than thirty years. We can barely get through the door because there are mountains and mountains of boxes, clothes and barrels filled with who knows what. At the bottom of all that there is a fairly large wooden rocking bench, my great uncle made right before his wife died. Cushioning these layers upon layers of junk is a nasty, old, mated scrap of carpet....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place]

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Personal Narrative: The Day I Lost my Dad

- ... My dad had to start chemotherapy and the family dreaded it since we all know chemo does the body harm. I was 16 at the time this was going on and was in my last weeks of my senior year. My mom worked at a high school as an attendance clerk. My dad stayed at the hospital for a week getting his chemotherapy treatment every month, and my mom would go every morning to take him breakfast before she headed to work. My mom stressed herself driving everyday to the hospital and taking dad food, but she didn’t care she didn’t want my dad to feel alone....   [tags: family, grandma, sarcoma, pain]

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My Grandmother, Grandma

- Profile Essays Profile Essays - My Grandmother My grandmother was born at a time when the Japanese had invaded Korea. At those times girls were not considered to be very important and guys were valued. That has not changed a whole lot even today. Yet my grandma was an extraordinary women, she was the youngest girl in her family and her mother died when she was only five years old. She went to about third grade because Korea doesn't have a public school system and learned most of her reading and writing skills through her older sisters, who knew a little more than her....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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Some Cat Saved Your Grandma

- Some Cat Saved Your Grandma Animal rights activists are constantly preaching about how doctors and scientists should give up testing on their cute furry little creatures because it not only causes the animal pain but also the activists’ pain. They just can’t stand seeing Fido and Fluffy in such nauseating conditions and being injected several times until their body gives out, and they can’t stand the sight or even hearing about the poor little Siamese kitten who’s eyes are bloodshot with tests for makeup samples....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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An Analysis of Oranges by Gary Soto and The Night Grandma Died by Elizabeth Brewster

- In “Oranges”, Gary Soto celebrates the love and affection a twelve years old boy had for his girl in the winter season. The first line of the poem makes it clear that the boy was just twelve years old when he was first able to walk down the street with a girl. The poem illustrates the nervousness he displayed as they walked down the street “cold and weighted down with two oranges in my jacket” depicts how the boy was nervous. As being nervous would get you to notice every little thing that happens around you and notice even the slightest things....   [tags: love, remorse, death]

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My Grandma As A Preschool Teacher Aid At West Fork Elementary

- When people get asked who you look up to I think everybody always has that one person in mind. I actually think of two people, my grandparents. My grandparent’s names are Edward and Lorena Gaffney. Edward, my grandpa used to work for Cerro Gordo County as a secondary road worker but now is retired. Lorena, my grandma is a preschool teacher aid at West Fork Elementary in Rockwell, Iowa. They live on an acreage in Swaledale, Iowa which is a small town of 164 people. My grandparents had four kids, Terra, who is my mother, Sarah, Angela and Benjamin....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Grader, Mother]

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Personal Statement : ' The Classy Lady That I Was Blessed On My Grandma ' By Dick Gregory

- Carrie Moody Bayouth, the classy lady that I was blessed to call my Grandma ‘Grans’ (which means Grandma). Words can not describe how awesome she was. I say that because I am sitting here not knowing what to say, or where to start. My Grans has a huge impact on my life. I never thought the day would come when we had to say our goodbyes. Nobody is ever ready for such a thing. She passed away in the year of 2009, due to cancer. Cancer really does suck, especially if you have ever lost a loved one over it....   [tags: English-language films, Family, American films]

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The Is Not Good Or Evil?

- Throughout time mankind has attributed their kindness and humanity towards assorted deities and gods. We fear the wrath of an angry god, or we hope for heavenly salvation in return for being good… at least that’s what we tell ourselves. The truth, though, is one of a different matter. Humans are not good and kind because of a higher power, we are those things because of grandmas. We never want to offend a grandma for fear of upsetting her in some way, disappointing her, or angering her. We all know that the bad side of a grandma is truly scary....   [tags: Grandparent, Family, Grandma Moses, Ear]

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The Death Of A Loved One

- The death of a loved one can kill the mind and the soul of those he or she leave behind, yet at the same time accepting death can usher in a rebirth and a greater sense of self-awareness. When my grandmother died, it was the first time that someone I truly loved and cared deeply for had passed away, never to be seen or talked to again. My grandmother and I were close. She was practically the woman that raised me before I was of school age, seeing that both my parents worked. Therefore, when she died, not only was I deeply saddened, but I was forced to try and comprehend and accept death....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Death, Grandma Moses]

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Grandma and Grandpa - I Miss You

- I miss you Grandpa I remember spending summers in Kansas with Grandpa. I grew up in the suburbs - spending summers in Kansas was a bit of culture shock. I remember waking up early and sitting around the kitchen table and listening while Grandpa and my mom sipped coffee and talked. The Hutch paper was always spread across the table, and inevitably, the conversation would turn to me. "He probably fails all his classes, don't he?" Grandpa would ask. A slow smile would spread across his aging face as his gaze shifted from my mom to me....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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A Spring Morning at Grandma’s Antique Shop

- The sun catches on the many colors of transparent glass: Forest green, cobalt blue, peachy pink, and amber yellow forms a surrealistic prism around the room. In the swirling colors, Victorian dolls dance. This is the image that comes to mind when I think of a spring morning at Grandma’s Antique Shop. Gravel crunches as I walk toward the old gray house. Above the steps is a baby blue sign that reads "Todd's Treasures," a hoe and rake form a pyramid over the sign. The steps are wooden and give gently with each quick step I take....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing]

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Grandpa Joad’s Death, Grandma Joad’s Death, and Their Oklahoma Home

- In The Grapes of Wrath, Grandpa Joad is a very outspoken person, he does not watch what he says, and he just says it. He is a hyperactive elder, everyone else wants to leave the family farm behind, and start over new, Grampa Joad is refusing to leave the family’s farm that he has always been on. The Joad family has been in the good zone when it comes to being in or paying off their debts, now they have gotten behind on paying them that they are forced to move off the family farm. Grandpa Joad has had some violent times in his past, so they do not want to aggravate him on the situation to much, but they began to leave the land after finally getting Grandpa Joad to come, as they start to head...   [tags: Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath]

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The Most Wonderful Person I 've Ever Met

- This lady is the most wonderful person I 've ever met. She is old, affectionate, and intelligent. It took me eighteen years to realize how much this extraordinary person influenced my life. She 's the type of person who charms everyone with her stories and experiences. She always time for her family and friends. She is the kind of leader who does everything to keep her family together and in harmony. She is my grandmother. Growing up with such admirable as my grandmother, I was able to develop many of her qualities....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Grandma Moses, 2006 singles]

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Personal Narrative- My Grandma Has Been the Most Influential Person in My Life

- As children grow up they always look up to someone special in their life, someone that they can trust and is always there for them. This person is someone they admire and hope to be like someday. The person that I’ve described best fits my Grandma. She knows all the right things and is there whenever I need her. My grandma is one of the most important people in my life and I’m so happy that I have her. Since birth the one person that was always by my side except for my family was my Grandma. Once my parents needed to go back to work she was there everyday to watch over me....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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The Great Depression and World War II Shaped My Grandma's Life

- The Great Depression and World War II Shaped My Grandma's Life My grandma, Alma Jean, was born in 1935 in Silo, Oklahoma, just outside of Durant. Her birth certificate says she was born in Durant because Silo was too small to be considered a real town. She lived there on a farm with her parents, Orval and Maggie Dale. It was the middle of the Great Depression, and they were a farming family at a time when it seemed like no one could make a living off the land. To supplement their income, Orval and his father worked for the Works Progress Administration (WPA)....   [tags: American America History]

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I Found Timelessness at Grandmother’s House (Grandma's House)

- Narrative – I Found Timelessness at Grandma's House It was finally fall break. I was visiting my grandma for a few days. Well past dinnertime, I pulled up to the white stately home in northern rural Iowa. I parked my car, unloaded my bag and pillow, and crunched through the leaves to the front porch. The porch was just how I had seen it last; to the right, a small iron table and chairs, along with an old antique brass pole lamp, and on the left, a flowered glider that I have spent many a summer afternoon on, swaying back and forth, just thinking....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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Josephine's Chicken and Dumplings

- Josephine's Chicken and Dumplings Josephine Courville was a pioneer woman. She could scratch a living from the poorest farm, patch together a quilt from random scraps, and see the beauty in every child she ever held. She knew about self-sufficiency, hard work, and surviving in the face of hard times. She outlived three husbands, most of her contemporaries, and the way of life that she exemplified. A lot can be learned from a woman like Josephine, but biographers seldom chronicle the lives of simple folk....   [tags: Recipe Grandma Descriptive Essays Papers]

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Grandma and Grandpa - My Grandmother

- My Grandmother Children. The sound of her strident voice reverberates down the narrow stairwell. I remember that musty, dark, winding stairwell that led to her second floor apartment in Glendale as vividly as I did the day I established a meaningful relationship with my grandmother. Through this relationship, I have come to know her as a friend, a confidante, and lastly, a woman I admire. I was only seven at the time, and the only thing I cared about was the fact that my grandmother spoke in a very loud and grating voice, and that she kept on patting my hand (which annoyed me to no end)....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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Personal Narrative: The Passing of my Grandma

- It was a Monday night; I remember it like it was yesterday. I had just completed my review of Office Administration in preparation for my final exams. As part of my leisure time, I decided to watch my favorite reality television show, “I love New York,” when the telephone rang. I immediately felt my stomach dropped. The feeling was similar to watching a horror movie reaching its climax. The intensity was swirling in my stomach as if it were the home for the butterflies. My hands began to sweat and I got very nervous....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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Wood Butcher by Norman Hindley, Behind Grandma's House by Gary Soto, and Manners by Elizabeth Bishop

- Wood Butcher by Norman Hindley, Behind Grandma's House by Gary Soto, and Manners by Elizabeth Bishop For this paper I will be discussing three poems. They are Wood Butcher by Norman Hindley, Behind Grandma's House by Gary Soto, and Manners by Elizabeth Bishop. I will be examining the common theme I found throughout the three poems....   [tags: Poetry Poem Compare Contrast]

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Grandma and Grandpa - My Grandfather, A Man of Respect

- My Grandfather – A Man of Respect Winds scratch his hands and his sharp bones deeply assert their lineaments. He stands like a trembling leaf on the branch of an evergreen, and will not fall. (Emmanuel di Pasquale, "Old Man Timochenko") This stanza from Emmanuel di Pasquale's poem "Old Man Timochenko" portrays my grandfather well. My grandfather is a man of respect because he never gave up on life, not even when his friends and family were burned alive on a train traveling from East Punjab to West Punjab during the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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My Grandpa: Friend and Hero

- Defined in the dictionary, grandfather means the father of a person's own father or mother. I believe it is much more than that. My grandpa is a friend and a hero. As I wrote this essay, I discovered what people meant when they said “You are just like your grandfather.” I will take that as the best compliment I will ever receive. If I could be like anyone in the world, it would be Robert Vhin; my hero, my friend, my grandpa. Sitting in his rocking chair with his white hair brushed up to the front in a sort of Elvis like style, I admire this man....   [tags: Friendship Essay, Personal Narrative]

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Personal Experience: Grandpa's Death

- Many turning points have occurred in my life, but I would say one really sticks out for me. This was when my granddad died in 2010. I talked about this event and how it affected my life in a thought piece earlier this year, but I thought this would be a good opportunity to elaborate on such a life changing event. I clearly remember the day I found out about my granddad's passing. I was at school. It was a normal, joyful day. My dad was planning on picking me up, but instead my friend's mom picked me up....   [tags: family, emotion, mourn]

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Grandpa's Workshop

- Fluffy white snow glistened on the ground a few weeks before Christmas, 2007. I have never been a fan of the cold, losing feeling in my limbs or wet saggy clothes, but I was determined to trudge my way to Potter’s Golf Course to sled ride with friends. That determination was shot down quickly, as Grandpa’s rusty, red Ford pick-up truck eased into the steep driveway. Excited to be out of school and out of the house for the day, I bolted out the door and right into Grandpa. He shrugged off the collision and smiled, “Where’re you headed kiddo?” Aggravated that I had to carry on a conversation I answered repulsively, “Potter’s to sled.” Instantly realizing the insolence of my answer, I attempt...   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Grandpa Was a Mover - Original Writing

- Grandpa Was a Mover - Original Writing Grandpa was always on the move, and once he decided to go, he didn't waste time looking back. This vital part of his character started at an early age. He was only four when his mother died, and as soon as he was old enough, he left Irwin, Missouri and traveled the world before settling in Kansas City in the early 1920's. Emerson Moseley worked at the central office of the Postal Telegraph and received market closings from all satellite offices....   [tags: Papers]

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Lost in the Sky at Grandpa's Cabin

- Lost in the Sky at Grandpa's Cabin My grandfather carries on entire conversations while he salts his food. He salts indiscriminately: His corn, his pasta, his fish, even his fruit. He never samples his food before reaching for the shaker: He knows it has yet to be salted to his liking. The one thing my grandfather doesn't salt is his beer. If there's one taste my grandfather likes more than salt, it's the wheaty, fizzy flavor of Labatt's Blue. It comes in cans at fifty cents a pop. There is a full-sized refrigerator rigged up in the basement of my grandparents' summer cottage to accommodate my grandfather's beer....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Grandpa

- Grandpa My grandpa was one of the most caring and understanding men that I have ever known. He always found a way to make us happy, whether he was dressing- up as Santa Claus, on Christmas Eve, or building us tree houses. His death greatly affected both my grandma and I. The shock of my grandpa’s death totally devastated me. I found out that my grandpa died one night after my mom picked my brother and I up from day care. We went over to our grandma’s house on a weeknight, which was unusual, because we always spent time with our grandparents on the weekends....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Descriptive Essay: Grandpa's Place

- Grandpa's Place I know to take one last breath of fresh, clean air before I open the front screen door and then the faded, chipped white wood door. I walk in, and the blend of the aroma of apples and old people suffocates me. As I walk in, the same two-year old cat food is right where it has been for the last six months: in front of the front door on the cold faded tile floor. The cat disappeared four months ago, but I guess there is still hope that he will come back one day. I approach the sliding wooden door to enter the front living room and see some bird feed on the floor that must have been spilled the previous week along with a stack of news papers....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Observation Essay]

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Grandpa

- Personal Narrative- Grandpa Routinely pushing play on the answering machine, as I do every time I get home, I was about to hear the words that would forever change my life. The sorrow and agony in her voice gave away the horrifying news I had been regretfully waiting. My heart sank as I sat and reflected on what had happened. Since I was a little kid, my grandpa, Howard Scheuster, has always been a role model in my life. He was an intelligent man, loyal Christian, prominent family leader, and hard worker, thus I had many reasons for looking up to him my whole life....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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Personal Narrative- Concern for Grandpa

- Personal Narrative- Concern for Grandpa No one wanted to answer the phone. An ominous tone accompanied the hollow ring. One-two-three-four. Finally, my mother summoned up the courage to answer the phone before the answering machine picked it up. I have never seen my mother look so pale or frail. Her lips moved but the sound that was supposed to be coming out was nonexistent. My older brother, Caden, and I were stunned into silence. Our eyes spoke volumes of the fear we were experiencing. “Uh-huh…oSchmidt…all right…” My mother’s side of the conversation didn’t tell us anything....   [tags: Personal Perspective Essays]

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Learning From Grandfather (Grandpa)

- Learning From Grandfather My brother and I are playing on the porch steps, and are being watched intently by my grandmother. She gently rocks on the old cream colored swing, which proclaims of its lack of oil with every movement of its chains. The green indoor-outdoor carpeting that covers the steps too shows its age, with concrete poking through the edges. It scratches my legs as I sit and build things with my legos, but I have gotten used to the feeling. Today isn’t too hot, but the cool breeze that blows through is a welcome change....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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Grandpa and His Canoe

- Personal Narrative- Grandpa and His Canoe Smallville, USA is about thirty minutes from Nowhere, USA. Smallville is a small town for small town people. My grandfather was one of those small town people. He owned a small camp on a small lake near Smallville. Kosoag Lake. From what I remember of the historical facts I gathered from growing up, asking questions, and pretending to listen, Kosoag Lake was earth. The lake was a part of Native American land flooded out for God knows what reason. In essence, it is a man-made lake, and that is why it is clean and beautiful....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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Grandpa's House

- Grandpa's House As I walk in through the door, I begin to sense the feeling of warmth come over me. This is the feeling I get every time I arrive at my Grandpa's house in Price, Utah. It's where I spent the first five years of my life. This is my second home. My family and I live about four hours away from Price, but that still doesn't stop us from going to visit as often as possible. The drive there is rather boring, but it's worth being able to see the familiar landscape of my past. After driving through a small town known as Wellington, I know that I am within minutes of being able to glance at my second home....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive Essay]

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Grandmother’s Quilt (Grandpa's Love)

- Grandmother’s Quilt The inside of my body resembles that of a sieve. The biggest whole is buried deep beneath my aching soul. The rhythm of my heart seems to skip a beat with each breath that my lungs consume. As I stand at the front of the church entrance, I can feel the weight of my body shift from side to side. At any moment my legs may give way and buckle beneath my emotionally tired body. The warmth of the bodies from the room brushes past my face sending a flash of heat down my spinal cord....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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Grandfather’s Love (Grandpa's Love)

- My Grandfather’s Love As we neared the house I could see the front yard emerge amidst the hurricane-twisted pines that stood like sentinels guarding a castle. Pulling into the yard, I noticed that the grass looked like one of my great-grandmother's patchwork quilts. Old, but new in a way, shaded with varying hues of greens and browns seeming to be sewn together with sporadically mounted ant hills adjacent to a wondering dog's paw prints. We pulled into the driveway slowly as not to disturb dust that lay sleeping on the broken concrete....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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Grandpa’s Illness

- Grandpa’s Illness As usual I woke up to the sound of my father pounding on my bedroom door, hollering, “Get up. Get on your feet. You’re burning daylight!” I met my brother in the hallway, and we took our time making it down the stairs, still waking up from last night’s sleep. As we made our way to the kitchen, I thought about what to have for breakfast: fried eggs, pancakes, an omelet, or maybe just some cereal. I started to get hungry. As usual, mom and dad were waiting in the kitchen. Mom was ready to cook whatever we could all agree on, and dad was sitting at the table watching the news....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Narrative Essay

- "Hello," I stated as I hopped through the door to my grandparent's home without even a knock. My grandma looked up from the book she was reading in her cozy corner chair, "Well, hello there" "Where is grandpa?" I asked as I leaned down to brush my lips across the soft wrinkled cheek of my elderly grandma. "Who's there?" a familiar deep, rough voice sounded from the next room. Smiling I skipped through the kitchen and into a long dimly lit room filled with bookcases, couches, a dining room table and a grand piano....   [tags: My Grandpa]

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My Grandpa is An Inspiration Of A Lifetime

- Intro: When I was six years old my biggest inspiration had left my life, my grandpa Stan. I was never granted the gift of knowing him too well or remembering, but what he had done with this life has stuck with me and will always guide me through life when I am lost. He left me with questions and answers for my life. He gave his life and family all he could, burning his greatness into me showing that I or anyone else can accomplish anything they can put their mind to. P1: There is one part of my grandpa Stans life that has guided me through my life to this very day and will keep guided me on and it is his 110% effort he has always set on his life....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Vietnam War, Grandpa's Story

- “The Vietnam war was a costly and very long conflict that eroded the communist regime of North Vietnam and its allies against the South Vietnam and its ally, us the United States of America (Unknown Source).” The Vietnam War began on the eve of 1959, causing a struggle between two of our major national forces. These two forces were attempting to unify the country the both love, Vietnam. Many of the young souls were young men, such as my grandfather who felt that they were helping their country. Like my grandpa, many of the soldiers have not served in a war before, and were recruited into the war....   [tags: Communism, Regime, North Vietnam, World History]

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An Analysis of Grandpa Joad of Grapes of Wrath

- Grandpa’s Grapes (An Analysis of Grandpa Joad of Grapes of Wrath) John Steinbeck once stated: “If he needs a million acres to make him feel rich, seems to me he needs it 'cause he feels awful poor inside hisself, and if he's poor in hisself, there ain't no million acres gonna make him feel rich, an' maybe he's disappointed that nothin' he can do 'll make him feel rich.” The classic text Grapes of Wrath contains several characters with a considerable amount of depth. Characters like Tom and Ma Joad are usually celebrated for their symbolism and dialogue....   [tags: great depression, attitude, family]

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My Childhood Memories of Grandpa

- When I was young my parents were very poor. They both worked hard to support the family. When my father passed away from cancer, my mom's life was harder than ever before. After my mom lost her job at the drugstore, she decided to take my sister and me to the countryside to live with my grandfather so that she did not have to worry about taking care of us, finding a new job, and working all at the same time. Since my grandpa came to visit my family every year, I never had a chance to go to my grandpa's house....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Essay About Myself, 2014]

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Grandpa

- Grandpa I knew him as PaPa--not Grandad, Pops, or Grandpa, but Papa. As a little boy, he was the giant at the top of Jack's beanstalk, Poppa Bear of the three bears, and the Genie in Aladdin's magic lamp. He was my hero, my friend, and teacher of life. Once when I was little, he saved me from drowning in the ocean. I'll never forget the feeling I had when he grabbed me by the back of the bathing suit, and pulled me out of the water like a dead cat. Now that he's gone, I wish I could think about him more than I do....   [tags: essays papers]

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My Amazing Grandfather (Grandpa)

- Personal Narrative- My Amazing Grandpa I don't have a lot of fantastic memories of childhood. There were no spectacular family adventures, no unique family projects that taught some sort of moral lesson, no out-of-the-ordinary holidays. We ate family meals together, but most of the time the children and adults lived in different worlds. The kids went to school, did homework, and played; the adults worked. I was lucky, though. When I wanted a little of both worlds, I could always turn to Grandpa....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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My Hero, My Grandpa

- My Hero, My Grandpa I have so many memories of my hero, my grandpa, but a few stick out in my mind. Ever since I can remember, my grandpa always wore the slippers. He wore shoes too, but at the Sunday dinners at my grandparent?s house, he always wore those slippers. I could hear him as he gently shuffled his way across the hardwood floor and came out of the kitchen to give us all hugs and kisses. The suede slippers were the color of coffee with a dash of cream to lighten them up. On the inside, wool spilled out as if it were trying to escape the slipper....   [tags: Personal Narrative Discriptive Grandfather Essays]

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Remembering Grandpa

- As I walked through the door of the funeral home, the floral arrangements blurred into a sea of vivid colors. Wiping away my tears, I headed over to the collage of photographs of my grandfather. His smile seemed to transcend the image on the pictures, and for a moment, I could almost hear his laughter and see his eyes dancing as they tended to do when he told one of his famous jokes. My eyes scanned the old photographs, searching for myself amidst the images. They came to rest on a photo of Grandpa holding me in his lap when I was probably no more than four years old....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about my family]

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Reverend Grandpa in Cold Sassy Tree

- Reverend Grandpa in Cold Sassy Tree Cold Sassy Tree In life, people look for direction. Everyone in the world needs a helping hand. Some people turn to one another while others turn to forces, which are of great power. People turn to great forces such as God. There are many people who live according to the rules of God, out of the bible or whatever book they consider holy. So therefore, these people are directed in leading a better life. In the brilliant novel Cold Sassy Tree, by Olive Ann Burns, Grandpa is such a person....   [tags: Cold Sassy Tree]

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Grandpa's Mind

- Grandpa's Mind As I pulled into my parents' driveway, I realized how loud the radio was. I turned it down, peeled my legs off the blue vinyl seat, and lugged my pile of laundry up to the front door. The doorknob wouldn't turn and I still hadn't gotten around to making myself a duplicate key. I rang the bell and waited. Nothing. Leaving my basket of dirty clothes on the steps, I tramped through the bushes in front of the living room window. Pep was across the room sitting in his usual chair and reading the paper....   [tags: Dialogue Essays]

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My Grandpa's Roses

- "So, I walked for an hour through two feet of snow just to get to school in the morning, and those were some of the finest times." My grandpa was always telling me stories from his childhood when I'd make even the slightest complaint about one of my daily routines. "You kids drive all those gosh darn fast cars all the time and do a million things a day. Sometimes I wonder if you'll ever stop to smell the roses." "Oh, Grandpa. I know, but I had to walk so far to get here, and now I'm going to have to walk all the way home when I leave," I said....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about my family]

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Grandpa - The Life of a Golfer and Great Man

- Grandpa - The Life of a Golfer and Great Man As I got to know my husband's family, I knew golf was the one thing I eventually was going to have to learn. To them golf is more than just a sport, it is a way of life. Every summer they gather on the golf course for at least one round of golf a week and it always made me wonder, what is it about the game that has got them this hooked. Is there something about it I am just not getting. Every holiday, birthday or major occasion, there is always someone who will happily accept any gift related to golf....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Having a Second Father: My Grandpa

- Having a Second Father: My Grandpa It has been five years since I have spoken to my father. I was three years old when my parents got a divorce. Both my mom and dad remarried, however my dad didn’t waste any time in doing so. After he was married, I felt that I wasn’t a part of his new life. We had our problems like any relationship between children and parents, but most of the problems resulted from interference from his new wife. We would disagree on many things because of his wife. Her inputs and thoughts that she voiced oh so well became overwhelming....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Grandama's Memories of the Great Depression

- The Great Depression began in October of 1929 when the stock values in the United States dropped rapidly. Thousands of stockholders lost large sums of money-or were even wiped out. Many people had to depend on the government or charity for food. Many of the stories about the Depression have been told about the large cities and their struggles to live a life of poverty after being used to the luxurious lifestyle. However, those accounts do not reflect the true damage caused by this economic plunge....   [tags: Interview Essays]

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Grandpa Blakeslee in Burn's Cold Sassy Tree

- In life, people crave guidance. At some point, everyone needs a helping hand. Some people turn to one another, while other turn to great forces of power, such as God. Many people live accordingly to the rules of God, and in turn are directed in leading a better life. In the brilliant novel Cold Sassy Tree, by Olive Ann Burns, Grandpa Blakeslee is such a person. Whenever Grandpa faces an obstacle, he turns to God. Grandpa turns to God whenever he needs true help. Grandpa is a type of person who is mild, witty, and rather religious....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Profile Essays Profile Essays - Grandfather, Grandpa

- Profile Essays Profile Essays - Grandfather, Grandpa By definition, my grandfather is handicapped. However, he doesn't act as though he is, and he certainly does not want to be treated in any special way. In fact, most of the handicapped people in society do not appreciate being treated in a way different from anyone else. They just want to be accepted as human beings. Some people become handicapped as a result of an accident. Others are born with their disabilities. My grandfather was asleep one night on a Coast Guard cutter when another ship, a destroyer, appeared in the distance....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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Sweet Choices

- I. The Beginnings of Dairy Queen The founders of Dairy Queen's famous soft serve ice cream, John Fremont 'Grandpa' McCullough and his son Alex McCullough, originally established the Homemade Ice Cream Company in 1927 in Davenport, Iowa. The father and son duo originally sold an assortment of ice cream products in and around places like Moline and Rock Island, Illinois, and Bettendorf and Davenport, Iowa, until the need to expand in the early 1930's caused the McCullough's to decide to relocate their ice cream mix plant to a former cheese factory in Green River, Illinois....   [tags: Business, Dairy Queen, 'Grandpa' McCullough ]

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Analysis Of O ' Connor 's A Good Man

- In O 'Connor, Flannery‘s “A good Man is Hard to find” the reader is presented with a living and breathing personification of selfishness and overly misguides sense of what’s good and what’s bad. The grandma in her warped sense of moral conscience at time seems to symbolize the character flaws apparent in all humans. Her selfishness is on full display throughout the entirety of the story and it ultimately plays a significant role in her untimely death. Her final sense of what’s morally correct in society leaves the reader with an obvious sense of renewed grace which eventually marks the end of the story....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Selfishness, Fiction]

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Fishing with My Grandmother

- When summer time comes around people get excited about swimming , taking family vacations , but for me it is fishing with my grandma. Nothing is better to me and my grandma than throwing a poll out in the water and kicking back in a chair and waiting. Growing up my grandma would take me to do a lot of things as a child but fishing was my all time favorite thing to do. Sometimes on the weekends we would take little road trips for the day and in the back of the truck was always my fishing pole. My grandma would pull over on the side of the road when we would pass a river or a creek and we would always get out and look over the rail to see if we seen any fish , if i seen a fish i would run to t...   [tags: autobiographical story]

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