We went to the spring dance together and were voted the king and queen of the dance. Then the school year came to an end. That summer we spent most of the time together. We went to Kyber Lake for the Fourth of July weekend. My dad let us borrow his boat for the weekend, and we stayed at a camp ground.
Drowning Decision One day before Fourth of July, and it was going to be a fun day at my cousin 's house because we were going to spend it at the pool. We finally arrived to my family’s favorite vacation spot, my cousin 's house. His house was near San Francisco, in a place called fairfield. My family really liked going there, and I think that it was because my mom got to see her brother for at least two days. We had arrived at my cousin’s house at 11: pm, and we were exhausted.
In comparison to my mom, I often worked on the weekends and spent the forty or fifty dollars I made that weekend on food and gas for myself. It was not until I began college that I began giving the majority of my money to my parents in order to help pay for my schooling. In addition, and unlike my dad, my mom was very invested in her schooling. By the time she was seventeen she had enrolled at William Patterson and commuted daily so that she could continue working a full-time job. Moreover, a major difference from that of my mother’s childhood and mine is the difference in college tuition.
My dad’s parents would always take me and my brother places, one of the best things was going to the Oceanside pier and looking at what fishermen caught in their buckets. I seem to spend a lot more time with my dad’s side of the family because for one they live next to me unlike my mom’s side of the family. Every year we have a Knott’s Berry Farm get away for the weekend with all the family and during summer we all go camping together for a week. Even when I was little we had family vacations and we would all go down to Mexico and camp on the beach. I was looking at old pictures and I found a picture of me and this little girl it turns out she was just a little girl who lived in Mexico that I would play with.
We used a secondhand vehicle bought by OKDV during the summer of 2000 and an old TV and generator to educate Kenyans. We traveled throughout rural western Kenya and reached people of all age groups and backgrounds. One day, we would teach a group of two hundred high school students whereas on another day, we educated a women's group of ten members. As well, using funds collected from private donors throughout the academic year, we built the first public library in Western Province, Kenya as well as a preschool in Kabula village (the village we lived in this summer). OKDV also worked with several women's groups to set them up with capital so that they could start up their own sewing shops and schools.
Another weekend I went ot a friend's house, who I met at Boy's State, to see a rodeo. My roommate, Nathan, had a wedding ot attend. Nathan worked from eight'o clock untill five thirty as a hired hand. I worked a virity of hours at the Dariy Queen usually over lunch and supper, which is when Nathan did not work. By the time we finished playing the messages game, we dicided to take our things to the apartment when we had time to go to Ankeny.
We spent summers and as many weekends as possible at the cabin, and some of my favorite memories are of the times we spent there. My sister-in-law, Susan, lives in Oklahoma, near the Kiamichi and Ouachita Mountains. There are tons of parks, rental cabins, and campsites all around her home, so when Susan suggested we find a place in the area to have a family reunion, we all agreed it was a great idea. Only about half of our family members were able to come to the reunion, but we ended up with seventeen people, so we needed a place with several cabins, and/or a large campsite. Susan found a camp on Coon Creek called Camp Israel Folsom, which is part of the Cumberland and Choctaw Presbyterian Churches.
Once all of our furnishings were purchased, we began to move our things into the apartment. We signed a three-month lease on our apartment. A three-month lease is very unusual. Most landlords have leases for a year or more. Breaking the lease would cost us our deposit and a few extra months' rent.
Times have changed significantly from the 70’s when I was a child. My mother was a stay at home wife for the first 10 years of my life. She cooked, cleaned, and made sure my brother and I were off to school daily. Although she didn’t have an outside job, she as well as many women believed a stay at home mom was a full time job. I remember my father handing my mother money regularly to put toward the utility bills while she would scrub the kitchen floor.
She was even allowed to buy her own cloths, something she loved. A rough beginning for sure but Mary Kay would not give up. At seventeen she married and had three children with her first husband Ben Rogers, a gas station attendant and part-time musician. Their only choice they was to live with her mother; Ben’s pay just was not enough. After eleven years of... ... middle of paper ... ...llion dollar global business and changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of women.