My Own Two Feet

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My Own Two Feet

As Beverly and her mother and father wait patiently at the Greyhound Bus Station. She hated waiting for the bus, it always seemed as if it forever. All around her she could smell the stench of burning rubber. Apparently Beverly had been invited to spend the summer with her mother’s cousin Verna for the summer while attending college in San Francisco, California. Beverly had never been to college and was actually being pressured by her mother not to go in the first place. It was supposed to be a good school though, even though it was a Jr. College named Chuffy. When she finally arrived in San Francisco she went straight to her cousin’s house. The whole house was painted bright colors, making it seem more fresh and new. Compared to her house, which happened to be all white! Giving the sense that it was boring and plain, which Beverly seemed to think it, was. The school was even worse… Each room was painted a dark green, while the desks where in a triangular form as if it were an elementary class. Besides the schools lack of fashion Beverly had a great time getting to know everyone. If you lived close by (which she did) you could just spend the night at home, but if not the school principles were always willing to rent dorms to those in need of them. Each dorm had a twin size bed and a nightstand right beside it. So clearly they were very small! That is unless you had a room-mate then you were allowed to have a two to three bedroom dorm which are obviously a great deal larger then the one bedroom.

When summer was over she went back home to her mother, but soon after she left Chuffy had sent a letter informing Beverly that they wished her to back next season. Of course her mother preferred her not to, Beverly’s father had high spirits and wished her to make her mind up on her own. Therefor Beverly chose to go back in the fall and this time rent a dorm since she was no longer welcome in Verna’s home (just uninvited). Instead of actually going to Chaffey Beverly decided to attend Cal. College located in Southern California. At this school they had strict rules… one being you had to have a roommate if you wanted a dorm, and of course they assigned them for you.
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