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Grandparents and their Role in a Child's Life - Grandparents play a major role in a child’s life. When children do not have the emotional support they need from their parents, they turn to their caregivers, the “Grandparents”. The era of the baby boomers has changed drastically. Grandparents are not as nurturing today as they were decades ago. However, there are some modern grandparents today, which share the same values as those of the prior decades. My children have the pleasure to have met both their maternal and paternal grandparents. Although, they have several grandparents, they are very close to their paternal grandmother....   [tags: Grandparents, ] 479 words
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Grandparents' House - Grandparents' House The car ride to my grandparents' house seemed to take half a day even though it was only a twenty-minute drive to Cedaredge. Although the back road over Redlands Mesa was a twisty tourney road, it drug on like a boring documentary. When the car finally pulled into the driveway of the long, white house with a neatly kept green lawn, I knew it was going to be a great day of fun, relaxation, and great food. As I walked around to the back door, my eyes took in the beauty of the grass swaying in the wind and the weathered barn off to the left of the pasture....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 1350 words
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Being Raised by Grandparents - He is the lightkeeper he keeps the light for me extra beams safety deposited inside a microfold somewhere somewhere hidden somewhere inside those pretty hands --Finney, "The Lightkeeper" Is Nikky Finney's poem "The Lightkeeper" about her dad or someone else. Many people have different opinions on who her poem is about, but when I read it, I imagine the lightkeeper to be my grandfather, even though my family is your basic "Cleaver" family. My parents are still happily married after their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary....   [tags: Family Grandmother Grandfather]
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Memories of my Grandparents' Home - When I think back to the days when I was a child, I think about all of my wonderful childhood memories. Often I wish to go back, back to that point in life when everything seemed simpler. Sometimes I think about it too much, knowing I cannot return. Yet there is still one place I can count on to take me back to that state of mind, my grandparent’s house and the land I love so much. Their house was old. My grandparents lived in it most of their adult lives. It was white with black trimming, but most of the paint was chipped away....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Personal Narrative] 521 words
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Summers With My Grandparents - I remember as a young child about 9 years old always given the privilege to visit my grand parents in Rutherfordton, North Carolina in the summers. I loved my grandparents with all my heart since they were the only set I had ever known. My father had left my brother and I at a young age and his parents had seemed to have left as he did. Every now and then they would resurface but never really had any part in my life. My mother’s parents were known to all of us as “Maw-maw and Paw-Paw”. With me being from the North all the Yankees addressed their grandparents as “Grandma and Grandpa”....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1051 words
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December at My Grandparents' House - It stood out from all the rest in the peaceful neighborhood where my grandparent’s house was. The glittering white paint that seemed to never fade, the garden where rose bushes, lilies, elephant ears, trumpet plants and hibiscus filled the earth around you with welcoming colors and the sense of warmth and love. Every awaking moment of my childhood was spent there. My grandparents house was a place of comfort and security, and yet also one of sorrow. December never fails. It is the coldest month of the entire year, every year, yet that never stopped anyone from gathering at my grandparent’s house for my birthday and Christmas....   [tags: family, family values, family tradition] 731 words
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Grandparents' House: A Home Away From Home - Grandparents' House: A Home Away From Home As I approach the turn to my Grandparent's house, my stomach turns in anticipation of the sweet sugar cookie smell that awaits. I turn up the long narrow gravel road and park my car in front of their house. I step outside and a chilly little breeze bites at my cheeks. I take a deep breath and the sweet smell of burning cedar enters my nose. I look up to the chimney and see the gray puffs of smoke scatter as it hits the still winter air. I shut the car door and follow the sidewalk to the back door....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 1447 words
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Death in Do Not Go Gentle, City Cafeteria, Death Shall Have no Dominion and Grandparents - Death in Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night, City Cafeteria, And Death Shall Have no Dominion and Grandparents        Death is a highly personal event. It affects each of us differently. It affected Peter Kocan's man in the City Cafeteria by making him look empty and disoriented. It affected Dylan Thomas by making him think about what there was afterward, and what you could do to avoid it. Death even affected Robert Lowell by making him realise how much it changed his life. I, fortunately, seem to have avoided death in many ways, but also have been touched by it, even recently....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1112 words
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The Formulation of my Identity - The Formulation of my Identity Ronald Takaki, a frequent writer of cultural backgrounds, reminds us that, “America does not belong to one race or one group, the people in this study remind us, and Americans have been constantly redefining their national identity from the moment of first contact on the Virginia shore. By sharing their stories they invite us to see ourselves in a different mirror.“ Out of my fellow composition students, at Oakland University in Rochester, MI, I am the only one whose great great grandparents came over to the USA or more specifically to Michigan....   [tags: Background History Papers]
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Basic Principles Of Democracy - The United States of America has five basic principles which ensure the ability of the country. The basic foundations: fundamental worth, equality of all persons, majority rule minority rights, necessity of compromise, and ividual freedom. This paper reviews three of the five principles: majority rule and minority rights, individual freedom, and necessity of compromise. Two of these cases of individual freedom plus majority rule and minority rights the United States has failed to uphold. The third case on individual freedom is an undecided case at this point....   [tags: essays research papers] 906 words
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My Experience as a Teenage Mother - My Experience as a Teenage Mother Twenty-six years have brought many changes to my home in the mountains of East Tennessee: one of the most important of these changes being the slow dissolution of what I call the ‘racial divide’. This change had just begun to take place when I found myself a frightened pregnant teenager growing up in the small community of Shell Creek in Carter County, Tennessee. It was 1977 and of the few hundred people in town, I was certain I would be the first to have a child that was half black and half white....   [tags: Personal Narrative Pregnancy Racism Essays] 1195 words
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Burning Up by Caroline B. Cooney - Title: Burning Up Main Characters: Macey Clare, Austin Fent, Mr. and Mrs. Macey, Monica and Henry Fent, Venita Edna, Grace, and Lindsay. Setting: The story takes off on the first of April at Shell Beach. Where there are private beaches and swamps in the woods. Plot: Macey Clare is a 15 year old girl who’s parents are never home so she stays with her grandparents on the weekdays, and on the weekends that her parents come home from work all week, she stays with them. Macey gets involved with a Saturday group, where they go and paint a church in a bad part of the neighborhood....   [tags: essays research papers] 819 words
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My Past, Present & Future Self in Hyderabad and the United States - Making my way through the crowded streets of Hyderabad (India), I arrive at the door step of a bakery shop. I have picked up some freshly baked sweet rolls for breakfast. My family really enjoys breakfast the day sweet rolls with jelly and warm milk are on the menu. Over breakfast, my family usually discusses any important events of the day ahead. Most families in India create a strong sense of family bond and aim to instill good values in their children. In this paper, I will be shedding some light on my past and present experiences....   [tags: India, future, biography,]
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Edgar Allan Poe - Edgar Allan Poe2 Edgar Allan Poe’s life had a profound effect on the technical style of his writing. Poe spent most of his life raised by foster parents who did not contribute to or encourage his writing. His first work was published in 1827, at the young age of 18, but his story in 1833, “MS Found in a Bottle,” marked the beginning of his writing career. Poe uses darkness and death in many of his stories. In his poems he was able to illustrate moods of mystery very well. Edgar Allan Poe was a unique writer who was not afraid to do something different from all the authors, while his adulthood was short and depressing....   [tags: Essays Papers] 462 words
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Open Fields - Open Fields When I think back to the days when I was a child, I think about all of my wonderful childhood memories. Often I wish to go back, back to that point in life when everything seemed simpler. Sometimes I think about it too much, knowing I cannot return. Yet, there is still one place I can count on to bring me back to that state of mind, my grandparents' house. There is something to be said about lying on one's back in an open field hour upon hour, staring up at a vast, blue sky. With no one around and not another house for miles, it is a great place to be alone, to listen....   [tags: Descriptive Memories Essays Papers] 456 words
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Extended Families - Extended Families The evolution of extended families has progressed far from the early black and white episodes of The Addams Family, to the country life of The Waltons, and to the crazy lives of the family in Full House. It is clear that the changes in the portrayals of families provide audience members with a picture of families being more complex if nothing else (Bryant, 2001). Therefore, it is certain that each decade has surpassed the other in its growth and development of extended families....   [tags: Television Media TV] 586 words
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Personal Narrative- Faith Through Grandfather's Surgery - Personal Narrative- Faith Through Grandfather's Surgery At a time when I thought things could not get any worse, I found out that my grandfather would have to go through a triple bypass heart surgery. This news devastated me. My grandfather- Ampaw is what we call him, is not only my grandfather- but also my best friend. He is my role model, and I have an immeasurable love for him. I had just lost my great grandmother, and now my grandfather was going to have to go through a life threatening surgery....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 460 words
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Government and Politics - Personal Responsibility - Personal Responsibility In their matching rocking chairs, my grandparents squint at the small print on their voter's ballots as they carefully mark their choices. Across the table from Grandpa, I eat a ham sandwich and listen to stories of battle that were his reality, but to me are scenes from an unrealistic black and white movie. Over an evening of dominos, I listen to their passionate discussion of the recent initiatives and issues facing our government. To Grandpa and Grandma, democracy and freedom are not simply ideals; they are vital principles that they have personally sacrificed to uphold....   [tags: Politics Political Essays] 759 words
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Technology and Education: Comparing My Education and My Grandparent's Education - Technology and Education: Comparing My Education and My Grandparent's Education My education and my Grandparent's education have been extremely different. My education has seemed to evolve around everything electronic; most of it has came from books and computers. My Grandpa said most of his education came from work. Grandpa graduated from high school in 1957. My Grandma did not graduate, but she received her G.E.D. in 1982. Grandpa said there wasn't much too his high school education. He said there wasn't anything electronic in the school at that time, calculators or computers....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1387 words
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My Grandparent’s House - My Grandparent’s House It was another summer at my grandparent’s house that I woke up to one sunny Saturday morning. The smell of eggs, bacon, and tortillas was a greeting to the home-cooked breakfast I could sense as I lie in the bedroom still lightly dreaming. I could hear my grandpa in the distance, chopping wood for the stove my grandma was cooking with. Very old fashioned my grandparents were, convincing me to become more independent, I always enjoyed their company. It was a summer where I would be taught the value of wisdom and of the people I love....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 1164 words
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Diverse Family Structures and Functions in Britain - Diverse Family Structures and Functions When British people today think of a family they think of a father, a mother and two children. This is the stereotype of the family, which is called Nuclear Family. In fact, there are many other family structures such as, Extended Family, Linear Family, Single-parent Family, etc. This essay will look at a range of diverse family structures and functions in Britain today, especially the four kind of family structure: Nuclear, Extended, Single-parent and Homosexual Families....   [tags: Papers] 748 words
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Learning From History - ... We're just fifteen." "Both of you?" Nate asked. "You're twins?" "It doesn't have to mean we're twins just because we're the same age," Will said. "Han could be adopted, or I could be eleven months older, or―" "We're twins," Hannah said. "And I'm the oldest. I'll just call and tell our grandparents to pick us up." Hannah took a cell from her purse and dialed the number, but the call didn't go through. "It can't find a signal," she said. "Figures," Will said. "Too many mountains and not enough cell towers....   [tags: Fictional Writing] 1450 words
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Role of the Extended Family - ... A study of families within the Asian society that are poor and from rural areas compared to upper-middle class families (Kurrien & Dawn Vo, 2004). The sample comprised of different families consisting of three groups, which shared nuclear, and extended family living arrangements. Each group were given a scheduled of activities that were to be performed by the caregiver to a child. Some of these activates included the daily function of a parental role such as, bathing, feeding and transporting to and from school (Kurrien & Dawn Vo, 2004)....   [tags: Sociology, The Family Unit] 935 words
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Defining Old Age and Aging - ... Although I stated that my grandparents were very active individuals for the majority of their lives, I did have one grandmother in particular that in result of old age, suffered many health problems. She was a very healthy individual for the majority of her life, up until she reached about the age of 50. At this time, she began having heart and blood pressure problems. I can’t even remember the number of strokes and heart attacks that she suffered through during my lifetime, but I do know that they were plenty....   [tags: Social Studies]
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I Now Pronounce You Man and Wife - ... For them it wasn’t about having the perfect relationship because a perfect relationship doesn’t exist. No one person was made alike. So how can you love someone like yourself if there is no such thing. That’s the riddle to marriage. My grandparents believed that communication was the key for a successful relationship, or a successful marriage. But, as with the bad, there was good. Plenty of good. Through their years of marriage, they found a way to paddle through their storms and find sunshine....   [tags: Marriage]
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Culture and Cross-Cultural Linkages in American Music - Culture and Cross-Cultural Linkages in American Music I have recently been listening to a lot of Motown music and even jazz. I have never before explored music in the extent that I have done this semester. I always thought of myself as “cultured” but this semester, I’ve begun to realize there are more areas of music that I have not explored than those which I have. And as I explore culture and cross-cultural linkages in our music, I realize how much one generation’s music ‘speaks’ to the next....   [tags: Music Communication Essays] 590 words
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collage essay - Personal Statement Unlike many other kids at the age of seven I had already begun to face the subject of diversity. I learned at a young age that kids can be cruel. It is hard to recall exactly how many nights I prayed that I would wake up with golden blonde hair and bright blue eyes. I was too young to understand my deep-rooted family history, and why I looked different from many of the other kids at my elementary school. Several years later as a seventh grader, I was still struggling with my appearance....   [tags: essays research papers] 575 words
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First Kiss - My First Kiss I was five. He was six. When we first found out we had to hold hands during the second scene of the Christmas Pageant we both had the same response, “EW Gross!” Josh and I had known each other basically all of our lives. Our grandparents were friends, our parents were friends and even our siblings were friends. It was as if we were destine to be friends too because of family genes. Every Sunday afternoon, after church, me, my parents, my grandparents and my brother along with Josh’s parents, grandparents, and brother, would all go to Josh’s house....   [tags: essays research papers] 426 words
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Fmaily Traditions - Tradition is a trait that can be found in every family throughout the world. This is particularly true for my family as I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Of all the traditions that my family had while I grew up, the one that sticks out most in my mind is spending time with my family on Sunday afternoons and holidays either playing games with my cousins, eating food fresh off the grill, watching holiday fireworks, or learning more about my family history than I already knew. Therefore, my family tradition has a rich historical perspective, high importance, and great effects on me to this day....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 597 words
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Childhood Memory and my Role Model, My Aunt Joyce - Since the age of 12, I have struggled to remember what my childhood was like; from time to time I regained a little memory about my life. I was brought up by my grandparents, who worked hard every day to make ends meet for me. However, my life changed on May 25, 1995, when I received a call from Belinda, a friend of the family, saying that my grandparents were in a bad car accident, and that they did not make it out alive. It seemed as though the world around me had come crashing down. Then my aunt Joyce, a mother of three children and a postal worker stepped up as my care giver....   [tags: Childhood, Memory, aunts, single mothers,] 429 words
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Aging in Today's World - ... Companies criteria for hiring, firing, and salary decisions are still based on age even after the Employment Act was passed in 1967.The Fair Employment Council in Washington researched how companies dealt with their older employees. In the study it is seen that companies raise their profits by replacing their older employees for younger employees which equals a cut in payroll. Duke University held a long-term care survey in 1982 that shows fewer older people are becoming disabled. Thanks to todays advances in medicine we are able to overcome almost any illnesses or disease that in the past have permanently disabled many.Some elderly people choose to not work but dedicate and lend their time to volunteering and helping their community....   [tags: Discrimination] 650 words
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The Toughest Decision of My Life - The Toughest Decision of My Life People are often asked the question, “If I could go back in time, what would I change?” But have you ever really thought about the answer to that question. What would you change or what would you keep the same. Accius, a character from Medea, said, “Change rules all things.” (II 118) I never realized how true this would be. When I look back in life, there are many things that I would change, but there is one decision that I am very thankful that I made. That was the decision to continue living with my grandparents and not to move in with my mother....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 976 words
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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] 5754 words
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Family vs. Society - Family vs. Society As children, our parents instill in us beliefs that we carry with us throughout our lives. Many beliefs we are taught have been passed on through generations. One such belief is racism. Racism was widespread in the past, but is strongly discouraged in today's society. Perhaps it is our families, or perhaps it is society that teaches us racism. If we were to look at our families and the mixtures of cultures in our towns, maybe then we would get some sort of understanding as to why racism is so prevalent even today in the year two thousand....   [tags: Racism Racial Equality Essays]
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Language Use in Family and in Society - Language Use in Family and in Society The magazine article “Language Use in Family and in Society,” published in the September 1999 issue of English Journal, written by Lee Thomas and Linh Cao, shows how language use can affect a family and the society. Both authors came together to write an article dealing with language in the home and in society, trying to reach a specific audience and purpose. The structure used was of both of the author’s styles and both authors used rhetorical appeals....   [tags: Language Communication Essays] 1027 words
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The Power Areas of Life - The Power Areas of Life The significant elements in Of Water and the Spirit were the elements that contrasted starkly with the modern world. There were many aspects of the Dagara culture that were alien to my culture. The use of and belief in magic and the supernatural ama zed me. I found an absence of secularism in the African society. The Dagara's inability to distinguish between thought and reality stunned me. The element that I chose to talk about is the strong bond displayed between the very old and the very young....   [tags: Of Water and the Spirit African Culture Essays] 1001 words
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Importance of Family - I believe that everything a person experiences should be used in future tasks to help make good decisions. Weather a person knows it or not, our minds often remember good, or especially bad, experiences and use them with regards to the rewards or consequences they produced. For example, a funeral is always a bad experience; however throughout the years we learn how to approach them. A recent death in my family, made me realize, that today family values are less important to some people, then they were when generations older then my own were growing up and what inside the household has changed as far as a traditional family is concerned....   [tags: Society Family Sociology] 1039 words
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Trapped - ... "But I think you'd prefer this one." He opened the door to the room that would be Nate's for the next three months. "Now, I need to help your grandma with lunch," he said, switching on the light. "Put your things away and come down when you're done." Nate stepped into the room as his granddad went up the hall. The room was twice as big as his bedroom back home. A collection of toy biplanes hung from the ceiling, a modeled solar system rotated above a corner desk, adventure books took up one end of the fireplace mantel, while teeth-bearing dinosaurs took up the other....   [tags: Fictional Writing ] 992 words
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The Yin and Yang of Identity - ... ‘Made in Japan’ meant all of the photographs and the clothes and the other things that my grandparents used to send me. Secretly, I was proud of them.” Even while exposed to propaganda films, and the clear vehement hate that oozed from them, Ruth recognizes her fascination with the items she received from her grandparents; her “secret” pride in these items showcases her Japanese appreciation, though the very fact that it’s a clandestine notion reveals her trouble with acknowledging the fact....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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Buddies - ... Good one, wasn't it?" The rider freed his head then placed the helmet on the ground. He stood, dusting leaves and twigs from a pair of blue jeans and yellow windbreaker. Nate looked down at him and frowned. "You meant to crash?" "Course not. I took a curve too fast and went off the path. Didn't break nothing though," the ATV driver said with obvious admiration of his exploit. "You got lucky," Nate said. "Luck got nothing to do with it," the driver said. "It's sheer skills what done it." Nate studied the driver....   [tags: Fictional Writing] 1593 words
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The Hiding Place - ... "So, we go down?" Nate asked. "We go down," Hajji agreed. They descended and stood in another alcove, bigger than the one at the bottom of the secret stairs. It was bare except for a small desk and chair set beneath a slant in the ceiling. "Looks like we might be under the stairway," Nate said. "I do not believe so. I remember the stairway being farther away." "Well, we are back on the first floor. There's a pantry and a laundry room back to back. We could be in between them." "Yes, where no one would notice the missing space." "I'll check after I leave....   [tags: Fictional Writing] 1456 words
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More Adventures of Nate and Hajji - ... If you were a slave who couldn't swim or catch a ferry, crossing the river during the winter was your best option." "Right," Will said. "Remember that topography wasn't like it is today. There were limited numbers of ways to go north." "William's right," Hannah said. "Most slaves running to freedom had to cross the Ohio River. There were very few known path to freedom. Here are the next two lines, 'Keep your eyes to the sky, as the moon passes by'." "Easy one," Nate said. "It means to travel by night." "The brightest light you'll see, is the guide you must heed," Hannah read....   [tags: Fictional Writing] 1263 words
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My Foundation of My Identity - ... Along the way, Grandma taught us the names of the multiple wild flowers gracing the paths and the various animals we encountered. In addition to hiking, Grandma took us on numerous bike paths, and we also frequently went bird-watching. Although this may seem boring and lame, I always looked forward to the pleasant summer days when Grandma would take us down to a small town along the backwaters of the Mississippi to enjoy a small picnic while searching for signs of wildlife. We grew so excited when we spotted cooties through our binoculars, a small bird that frequented the backwaters, and we occasionally enjoyed a brief glimpse of trumpeter swans and even snapping turtles....   [tags: Personal Statement]
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