I questioned him every day on why I had to get a job while my friends played outside and enjoyed their summer. He always said, “Your friends would never be ready for the real world, son.” My father grew up in a strict household. His dad was in the military for over 20 years. Every time my grandpa came around, my father made sure the house was clean and that he ironed his military uniform to a crisp. I never knew why he always wore his uniform when my grandparents came to visit.
Almost my entire family have personal stories on how they came from “Rags to Riches” so to speak. There is one story that I will never forget, and it is my father's story. He was born in Terceira, Azores, my dad has three other siblings along with his parents. My grandpa has been a dairymen his entire life and has constantly worked hard, because as they say, cows never take a day off therefore neither does the milkers and feeders. My grandmother would stay home and take care of her four children, there was two boys and two girls.
He was born on February 12, 1809 in a one room log cabin on Sinking Spring Farm, in southeast Hardin county Kentucky. His father (Thomas Lincoln) was a poverty stricken frontiersman after losing his farm, which along with his wife (Nancy Hanks Lincoln) and other children had to work hard everyday for the necessities of life. Lincoln was no stranger to hard work; he split logs plowed his families land and used his carpentry skills around the farm. He did prefer reading and learning to the hard work which caused a strained relationship between he and his father. He only received 18 months of formal education and was largely self educated.
He had three brothers, one older and two younger. His older brother was drafted into the war like he was, but his younger brothers were young enough to not be drafted. He had a mother and a father as well, and he worked on the family farm with them and his brothers. He also had a second job as a heavy construction worker and helped build a few of the buildings that are still up today in Spencer, like the Spencer YMCA and the Catholic Church. Lowell received a full education, meaning we went to school for all twelve years (grades k-12), although he never attended college.
For a few brief periods he was returned to live with his family, but he was always sent back to St. Mary's, and no one ever came to visit him while he was there. Ruth with one of the Xaverian Brothers at St. Mary's. © The Babe Ruth Museum Perhaps the one positive thing stemming from his time at St. Mary's was meeting Brother Mathias. Brother Mathias was the main disciplinarian at St. Mary's. He spent a great deal of time with George, Jr., providing the guidance and support that the youngster did not receive from his parents.
Farming flashbacks Jim had tried married life a couple times, but decided being a bachelor is more fun. Mike is now crippled, but with such a strong constitution continues the manage the farm, while Betty is the chief cook and handy man inside and out. Arthur worked on his dad's farm for many years till the time of his marriage to Evelyn of Wadena. From 1947 to 1951, we remained on the farm in a one room dwelling. This soon became too small after the offsprings begin to arrive.
He was unlike his father who used his past as an excuse for his behavior. Since Huck had no mother and his father was pretty much out of the picture, Huck spent most of his life with the Widow Douglas. The Wi... ... middle of paper ... ...me. Tom’s aunt and uncle thanked Jim for helping Tom and gave him anything he wanted. Tom’s Aunt Sally offered to adopt Huck, but Huck” [thought] it was time for him to head for the territory ahead of the rest because he knew she wanted to … sivilize [him], and he couldn’t stand it.
So, Troy fails to see the way from the future Troy is still living in the past because that is all he knows about growing a family. Rose single handedly handles everything that happen around Troy because she respects him as her husband. Respect is part of love required to raise a child; Troy overlooked this aspect of love hence, repeat the cycle of his bad past. The first past repeating cycle can be seen in the play when Troy turn down Cory’s opportunity. Troy do not want his son Cory’s life to be like him, but yet he raised him to be an independent man like his was.
However, that is not what made him special, his family never knew that they were poor, they never knew that my Pop-Pop skipped a meal everyday and this is because he did it willingly. Family was the most important thing in his life; he did not care about his social status. His family was always put first and that was his life purpose; he led his family. The same goes for my dad, just not to the same extreme. My dad worked three jobs and barely slept for the first five years of his marriage.
As kids I could remember that my brother had the hardest time getting along with my dad. They would always bump heads because they were both macho men. One day my brother stole a watch from school, and brought it home. That night my dad was filled with so much anger that he had my brother tied up military style. My dad whipped my brother with a traditional cane made from a cow’s skin called koboko.