My Best Friends Essay

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My Best Friends Being raised by my great grandparents was truly a blessing and a curse. In elementary school, I struggled with family issues that ended up with me and my older sister to live with our great grandparents. They were the epitome of role models. I always looked forward to coming home to them and helping them out with their cute daily activities that they had planned for that day. Gus, my great grandfather, was retired by the time I lived with him and had a part-time job at the local market as a gardener. My sister and I loved tagging along with him to help out. We got to water the plants and play with the dog that the owner always brought with him, and in return for our hard work, we were paid in candy. With my great grandparents…show more content…
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