Personal Narrative: Thanksgiving Day

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On November 26, 2009, Thanksgiving day, I could hear men shouting, “ Give me everything!” outside of my house. My father had told us, children, to stay inside while he headed out into the chaos. My little sister began to weep so my older sister and I put some of her favorite music on but very low. “ Cierra los ojos y no pienses en lo que está pasando afuera. Close your eyes and don’t think about what’s happening outside.” She stopped sobbing and I was relieved. My little cousins did the same thing as my sister. I decided to take a peek at what was happening considering that my head had already been filled with curiosity. I saw two men wearing ski masks outside my house, one of them holding a bag and the other pointing a gun at my father. I

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