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My Paternal Grandmother By Maria Del Jesus Aguilar

- Much of my centered around the ability to work and the ability to be a husband or wife. Through the last three generations, the focus has shifted from education and work. My values and ethics have been given to me though my grandparents. My paternal grandmother, Maria del Jesus Aguilar, born in Mazapil, Zacatecas, Mexico. She was born in July 20, 1919. My grandmother’s family immigrated from Italy in early 1900’s looking for a better life, they settle in Zacatecas before my grandmother was born....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Marriage, Lil Wayne]

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My Grandmother 's First Life Transition

- My Grandmother, Elaine, was born December 23, 1931 in a small rural farmhouse in eastern Virginia. She had a hard upbringing of her parents living in poor health. Her mother died when she was three years old and after her father remarried he died when she was in her adolescence. She was left to be raised by her stepmother and being the oldest of the stepmother’s children took on a mothering role. These experiences growing up enabled my grandmother to decide that she wanted to be a nurse and to strive to have a family of her own....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Sociology, Wife]

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My Grandmother Has Changed My Life

- My grandmother has always been my biggest supporter throughout my life. My Grandmother is my back bone; she is the reason why I am the person that I am today. Most people hear the word grandmother and expect to see older lady with possible white hair, standing in the kitchen cooking and baking, evening sewing. My grandmother is the exact opposite of those things, she is still employed full time, enjoys making jewelry and furniture. Although she is only five two she is very witted and outspoken she never bites her tongue and will always give her opinion even if you don’t ask for it....   [tags: Mother, Family, Love, 2005 singles]

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My Great-grandmother Was Not A Person

- My Great-Grandmother was not a Person My Great-Grandmother was not a person. Neither was yours. Up until about 67 years ago no females were. We were supposed to be pregnant and barefoot in the kitchen. At least that's the perception that the laws enforced. (For ex: The Election Act of the Dominion of Canada and The Common Law of England) As part of the British Commonwealth many of our laws were the same as England's and enforced by British parliament. One such law from the Common Law of England stated that "A woman is not a person in matters of rights and privileges, but she is a person in matters of pains and penalties." This gave women second class citizenship....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Amy Tan 's Mother And Sophie 's Grandmother

- In this story the narrator seems to be Sophie’s grandmother telling the story. Is very different from Amy Tan’s story Two Kinds, yet very similar. It speaks about how Sophie’s Grandmother came from China with no money and didn’t speak not one word of English yet they managed to open their own restaurant and produce money for her household. It is very interesting the difference between Jing-mei’s mother and Sophie’s Grandmother. You see her show the difference between China and America , how in China the word ‘supportive’ does not exist basically that everyone is on their own and has to fend for themselves....   [tags: Family, China, Personal life, Mother]

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My Brother And I Were Raised By My Grandmother

- My brother and I were raised by my grandmother (from my mother 's side), as my parents were working during the daytime. She was the adult who would walk my brother and I to and from school, made us dinner, and took care of us until my parents arrived home from work. She had lived with us for 20 years. My mother 's side of the family knew that we were her favourite grandchildren despite the amount of grandchildren she has, as she treated us like her own children. She would hesitate to travel to Syria to see the rest of her relatives because she wanted to spend most of her time with my mom, my brother, and I....   [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Cognition]

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My Childhood Memories of Grandmother

- Scientists tell us that our sense of smell is the sense most closely related to memory. I have to say I agree. It only takes a whiff of freshly brewed coffee to transport me back to my childhood. Yes, my olfactory sense works better than H.G. Wells' time machine. One moment I am comfortably seated in mid-western suburbia; the next moment I am sitting in the kitchen of Grandmother Randel's house in Tampa, Florida. Grandmother Randel, like most Southern Belles, was a marvelous cook, and an even better cook-supervisor....   [tags: First Person Narrative Examples]

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Graduation Speech : My Mother, The Baby, And The Great Grandmother

- On Thursday, March 24, 2016, I was able to meet with a mother who is enrolled within the Early Head Start program. The mother is wanting to receive services from CDR’s program, known as EHS in order to establish new ideas and utilize tools to help develop the baby’s learning and develop. Her daughter is a seven month old year baby who has been enrolled in the program for at least three weeks. Those present during the home visit was the mother, the baby, and the great-grandmother. The baby’s great grandmother was present for only about ten to fifteen minutes and removed herself from the living area....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, 2003 in film]

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I Love My Grandmother - Original Writing

- I used to love my grandmother. I know she really loved me, but maybe my grandmother just didn’t know how to love. She mentally abused my brother and I, by constantly nagging and criticizing us, and she also abused us physically by today’s standards, and with her friends she would talk bad about them as soon as they left her door. She especially nagged us when we were eating, but we put up with it because she was such a good cook. She also had some good points. She would give us kisses and hugs, rock and sing to us, and give us money....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Jerry Springer]

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Grandmother's Victory by Maya Angelou

- Grandmother's Victory by Maya Angelou Grandmother's Victory was written by Maya Angelou. This story was about Maya Angelou as a young girl who lived in the state of Arkansas with her grandmother, whom she called "Mama", in the 1940's. Maya's grandmother was a very clean God fearing woman. She taught her grandchildren to be clean, religious, respectful, and God fearing also. In the 1940's there was segregation between blacks and whites. So therefore, there was a lot of racial tension....   [tags: Papers]

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Questions On The Poem ' My Grandmother 's Love Letters '

- Questions for Assignment 12: Please answer the following questions in paragraph responses, using properly cited quotes to support your answers and reading carefully for grammatical errors and wordiness before submitting this portion of the assignment for marks. Answers should be 150-250 words each in length. Define and explain the tone in both poems. Was the tone easy to identify. After reading both poems, the sentimental tone can be easily identified through the use of diction. Some phrases that suggest this sentimental tone can be found in Crane 's poem "My Grandmother 's Love Letters" when she states "here are no stars to-night/ but those of memory" (line 1-2), and in Thomas 's poem, "Co...   [tags: Poetry, Love, Rhyme scheme, Allen Ginsberg]

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Little Red Riding Hood and Grandmother’s Tale

- ... She did what the wolf asked her to do by gathering nuts in Red Riding Hood and picking up needles which already shows that men has the upper hand because the female is doing what she is told to do. For instance, in both stories she strips naked and gets onto the bed with the wolf, which could be interpreted as how a girl is experiencing sexual experiences for the first time in her life. And the flowers that was told in the story could mean she was perhaps deflowered. So, this may seem that women will do whatever the men says according to folktales, however it is a great mistake to assume that women will do it all the time and it could also mean that they can overcome men if they knew wha...   [tags: foktales and gender, society, women]

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My Grandmother: A Powerful Woman

- My Grandmother: A Powerful Woman Stella Stefanides was born fifty-four years ago in a small village by the Greek-Bulgarian border. Her life reads like a fictional story about deprivation, loss, love and hardships. This woman, whom I am referring to happens to be my grandmother. Her life is truly inspiring because she has overcome many difficulties and continues to be the glue that holds my family together. Stella was born in the time of the civil war in Greece. Her parents had many babies but they would all die after being removed from their mothers’ womb, which was very common at the time due to the lack of medical assistance....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Gender Stereotypes in Little Red Cap and The Grandmother

- The folk tale of “Little Red Riding Hood” has numerous variations and interpretations depending on what recorded version is being read or analyzed. “Little Red Cap,” by the Grimm Brothers, and “The Grandmother,” as collected by Achille Millien, are different in numerous ways: the depth of the narrative structure, characters involved, length – yet, the moral lesson is largely unchanged between the two versions. One of the more glaring differences between the two versions is the way that the narrator and the actions of the characters are used to describe the young girl, female, and the wolf, male....   [tags: folk tale, grimm brothers, achile millien]

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My Grandmother 's House - Original Writing

- While being born in California my mom came back to Philadelphia so that she can take care of my sick grandmother. My father did not want to go to Philly so my parents separated. Growing up in a low class section of Philadelphia with increasingly cut budget every year from the schools was a challenge in in of itself. With a single mother and being the youngest of four children I was constantly at my grandmother 's house. My grandmother was one of the biggest supporters and motivators for me to do well in school....   [tags: Family, High school]

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Life Lessons Learned from my Grandmother

- In life many of us experience what it is like to be hurt by those we hold dear. As a young girl I saw this first hand that generally the people we hold the closest actually end up being the people that hurt us the most. You expect more from them and their actions affect you on a deeper level the people you hold to a different standard from your loved ones. My grandmother taught me through the hardships she experienced what it mean to be a genuinely selfless person. My grandmother showed me the best way to live is by ensuring the happiness of loved ones even when they have wronged you My great grandmother, Mama, cared for all her children including her grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and g...   [tags: Mama, Loving, Family]

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Personal Narrative : My Grandmother 's Visit

- I knew that my grandmother’s visit was always short and sweet, for she always had to return to America while I went back to my distressing life at home with my uncle. She would always come down to Fiji for about two weeks, twice a year, but on this particular holiday, life was going to change. My grandmother walks into the hotel room, after visiting the embassy in town, and gives me the biggest hug and kiss while I am sitting on the bed. She says, “Grandma is taking you to America next week. Do you want to come?” She hands me a passport with my picture in it; I immediately flip the passport book open and stare at my picture with a muddled look....   [tags: Family, Mother, Grandparent, Walking]

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Religious Beliefs Were Implanted And Cultivated By My Grandmother

- My religious beliefs were implanted and cultivated by my grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy Lee Gilchrist. She taught me how to be a Christian. For you to be a Christian, you must accept the Lord as your savior and repent for your sins. Repent means to ask the Lord for forgiveness for the sins that you committed both knowingly and unknowingly. I believe in God and the Holy Trinity: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I learned that to believe in God, you must have faith. Faith is the substance of things hoped for but not seen....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, God, Trinity]

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The Great Grandmother By Matilda Strelley Nee Johnston

- When I visited Edinburgh about 8 years ago I really felt “at home” which really surprised me as my relatives had come from Glasgow and I certainly didn’t get that same glow in Glasgow last year. However in the mean time I have discovered relatives down the maternal line had come from Edinburgh. The subject of this story is my maternal 3rd great grandmother, Matilda Strelley nee Johnston born in St Cuthberts Edinburgh around 1785.I found her by working upwards from grandmother’s father putting a few pieces together, overcoming the poor handwriting and finally making the connection back to William Strelley MD of Derbyshire....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Genealogy, House of Stuart]

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The Quilt of Love

- TThe story “Everyday Use” and the quilt reminded me of the importance of quilts. Quilts were made with love and given as a remembrance of an event or several events and the person that created the quilt. The segment of this story brought back thoughts and memories from years ago. On June 20, 1981, even at the young age of 19, I knew in my heart this is a huge mistake. I am dreading what is going to occur. I do not want to go through with it but my parents taught us to be responsible for our actions....   [tags: quilt, gift, grandmother]

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When the Memories Remain

- In the mid-80s in Saudi Arabia, Middle East, the culture was different than in the United States. My childhood memories were established in Saudi. My Mom and Dad decided to divorce. I was a little child and I didn’t realize what “divorce” means. I felt lonely and lost after my mother married another man. My grandparents insisted on raising me, their oldest grandson. After I moved to my grandparents’ house, my grandmother Gouzail played the role of both a mother and father in my life and this left me with great memories....   [tags: grandmother, war, wisdom]

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My Grandmother Was Diagnosed With End Stage Leukemia

- In fall of 2015, my grandmother was diagnosed with end stage leukemia. In the six weeks that followed my family brought her to many different hospitals and many different doctors who all delivered the same news – she wasn’t going to be around much longer. This time had a strong affect on who I am as an individual. My grandmother was diagnosed just a few weeks before I was supposed to travel abroad for the semester. I had prepared everything to go, paid for many different necessities, and studied up on the culture and experience....   [tags: Medicine, Hospital, Physician, Need]

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My Grandmother 's House And Smelling Laundry Detergent

- I remember walking in my grandma’s house and smelling laundry detergent. Sometimes I could smell it all the way outside. Hearing her yelling about how the beans were burning and how the kids would go outside without their jackets because she believed they would get sick. Hearing loud Mexican music and seeing almost all of my family. Those are the times I miss. My grandmother is now paralyzed from the left side of her body. She can’t move much. She can speak, but not like how she used to. The pain we all went through was horrific....   [tags: Family, English-language films, Aerosmith]

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My Muslim Grandmother's Shock with Canadian Culture

- ... Research claims, “Islam has determined that any sex-oriented pursuit of happiness and enjoyment in public is to be avoided” (Motahari 19). Therefore such actions will not get you a fine and deportation, but a death sentence. This punishment illustrates the major difference in each society, for example a simple ‘thumbs up’ hand gesture is considered to be a “middle finger” equivalent in Western countries. Every individual has different perspectives on what is right and wrong when it comes to PDA....   [tags: affection, religion, uncomfortable,]

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My Grandmother 's House : The Latino Version Of Bingo

- In summer 2005, my mother decided to take my siblings and I on vacation. "We’re going to Mexico!” She said. My siblings and I felt ecstatic because it was our first time visiting Mexico. Unfortunately, my vacation didn 't turn out as great as expected. I witnessed an awful situation the time I was there. One night, my cousins and I were playing loteria at my grandmother 's house. Loteria is the Hispanic version of bingo. We were having a great time until we heard loud noises outside. My cousin and I went outside to see what the whole fuss was about....   [tags: Psychology, Clinical psychology]

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My Experience At My Grandmother 's House

- The most significant challenge that I overcame, happened when I was seven years old, at my grandmother’s house. I was riding my bike down a huge hill. The last thing I saw, was the front wheel rolling away from me. Boom. I had hit the pavement. I remember waking up to my mom’s voice. She was crying, telling me everything is going to be alright. The doctor began to explain to me that I slid from the hill, to the speed bump, on my face. While he was telling me this information, I started to walk towards the mirror....   [tags: Meaning of life, English-language films, Accept]

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Descriptive Essay : My Grandmother 's House

- On April 29, 2014, I was at my grandmother 's house visiting her for a couple of minutes. When my family and I left her house everything surrounding us was peaceful. As soon as we head back home on yadkin road. The sky that was once a beautiful baby blue is now dark cloudy grey. The sky almost look as if it is midnight but its only the afternoon.The rain is pouring from the sky making the windows of the car fog up making it unable to see from the inside the car. Trees have fallen down in the middle of the street blocking driveways and parts of the street....   [tags: English-language films, Wind, Branch]

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My Grandmother On My Grandma 's Side

- When it come to most affairs in my family, i am almost completely clueless. A large portion, if not all, of my relatives on my mother’s side live in Minnesota or surrounding states. Only a few live in Arizona or Colorado and even then we rarely see them. There’s a closeness to them that i miss out on, so if someone sits down with me and tells me a story about my great grandma then I eagerly listen to every detail. One of my grandma’s sisters has had a life full of hardships yet has been one of the most loved and treasured child out of the five kids my great grandmother on my grandma’s side....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Illness, Mental disorder]

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My Family: My Grandmother

- People tend to disregard the elderly. We think of them as frail, just shadows of their former selves. Some think of them as only caring about themselves, and the weather. We judge the elderly, but we need to learn to listen to them. I began to understand this fact when my grandmother became ill. In the last years of my grandmother's life, she was bedridden. I was worried about her and began treating her like a fragile piece of china. When people saw her, they assumed she was a weak, hard-of-hearing woman so they would yell questions at her and speak to her as if she were a child....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about family]

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Biography of Maya Angelou

- Maya Angelou, more formally known as Marguerite Ann Johnson was born on April 4th, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was the child of Bailey Johnson and Vivian Baxter Johnson. When Maya was three years old, her parents got divorced. After they divorced, she and her older brother, Bailey Jr., were sent to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. They were not sent in a normal fashion, however. Angelou and her brother were placed on a train by themselves by their father. Their father then put a tag on each of them that said “To Whom It May Concern, send these two to Stamps, Arkansas.” With only each other for support, Angelou and her brother made their way to Stamps....   [tags: racism, stamps, grandmother, writer]

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My Truly Great Grandmother

- My Truly Great Grandmother It is obvious that my mother loved her grandmother, Matilda. Affectionately referring to her as "Tillie," my mom's eyes wander, and the corners of her mouth climb the sides of her face as she tells me about the red haired, freckled woman. My Aunt Beth's response is similar as she recalls sitting on Tillie's lap, singing along to the familiar folk tunes and hymns that poured from her mouth, filling the air with a strange tonal fragrance. My grandmother, Tillie's daughter, shares with me the secret of family dance sessions when her father, Ira, was not home, and the generosity of a mother who, save for a single time when hunger got the better of her, always saved t...   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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My Bubby's Life Journey

- 1. Focus on the Journey: Throughout High School my Bubby (Grandmother) worked at a couple of different jobs, which helped her gain the experience she required throughout her working career before she retired. The experience my Bubby attaint was: 1. She worked as a sales clerk in a bakery making between $1- 1.50/hr. This provided her the social skills she required later on in her life. 2. She also worked for the Ontario Government in the Treasury Department as a General Office Clerk/ Typist....   [tags: the story of my grandmother]

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My Grandmother

- My Grandmother This poem explores the relationship between the speaker and her grandmother. It focuses on the remorse and guilt she felt - and perhaps does still feel - about the way she behaved towards her on one occasion, and can be seen as an attempt to exorcise this. The poem is divided into four parts: the first stanza describes her grandmother working in the shop; the second the incident which causes her guilt; the third stanza shows her in retirement. In the final stanza, after her grandmother has died, the speaker reflects on herself and her grandmother's life....   [tags: English Literature]

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My Grandmother

- My Grandmother My grandma has a bobcat. It lives on her roof. She’s called the police twice; they told her that bobcats don’t live in her climate. I imagine the police at the station rolling their eyes, groaning to their colleagues that Gloria from Cherrywood Lane is calling again. Or maybe they put her on speakerphone so everyone can laugh. So Grandmother called my mom to say that a bobcat lives on her roof. My mother asked her “Do you really think it’s a bobcat?” “No” my grandmother said, “It might be a lynx.” My grandmother is a four-foot tall, three-foot wide Jewish woman with long white hair....   [tags: Creative Writing Personal Narrative Essays]

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My Grandmother’s House

- My most favorite place has always been my grandmother’s house. This is the place I would have to go to before and after school. I have always loved my grandmother’s house because it made me feel safe and warm. There was a smell of coffee in the air at all times. It seemed like all my grandmother did was make coffee. If I smell coffee, I instantly think of my grandmother’s house. My grandmother’s house was always filled with people. I can remember sitting in a chair watching her do hair....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Descriptive Writing]

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The Grandmother in the Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

- The Grandmother in the Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald The characterizations of women have, throughout history, been one of the most problematic subjects in literary tradition. An extraordinary dichotomy has existed with women as being both the paragon of virtue and the personification of evil. Ancient Greeks feared women, and poets such as Hesiod believed the female sex was created to be the scourge of the gods and the bane of men (Fantham 39). Romans, on the other hand, incorporated tales of brave and virtuous women as an intrinsic part of their legendary history (219)....   [tags: Women Fairy Tales Princess Goblin Essays]

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Little Red Riding Hood by Bill Delaney

- At first glance the characters Connie from “Where are you going. Where have you been?” and Little Red Riding Hood from the classic fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood” may seem to have nothing in common. However, from the start one can compare how much they actually have in common. Though these two characters are very different they are the same in many ways. Their story, from beginning to end, is similar. It is easy to see how alike and different they are with the description of Connie and Little Red Riding Hood’s lives, the relationship with their wolves, and their tragic endings....   [tags: connie, grandmother, classic fairy tale]

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My Grandmother, Grandma

- Profile Essays Profile Essays - My Grandmother My grandmother was born at a time when the Japanese had invaded Korea. At those times girls were not considered to be very important and guys were valued. That has not changed a whole lot even today. Yet my grandma was an extraordinary women, she was the youngest girl in her family and her mother died when she was only five years old. She went to about third grade because Korea doesn't have a public school system and learned most of her reading and writing skills through her older sisters, who knew a little more than her....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile]

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Childhood Memories of Grandmother and Corn Dogs

- One of the almost romantically intimate experiences that I shared with my grandmother as a child was the ecstasy of eating corn dogs. And it was with surprising frequency, at least during summer months, that I joined in her unmitigated, uncomplicated zeal for her favorite food. Forget the old saw about permissive grandmothers filling their grandchildren with tasty fried treats. My grandmother wanted the corndogs for herself, and it was the privilege of her favor that I was allowed to go along with her down to the park on the Fourth of July or to one of the many bankrupted family farms where an auction had drawn a little crowd, and, always, Corn Dog Jerry and his makeshift plywood stand....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Grandmother's Sad Life

- Personal Narrative- Grandmother's Sad Life My grandmother died while squatting over a toilet. People say she deserved it. They say the way of her death shows what a sinful life she led. God punished her and killed her in midst her own wastes. When they wrapped her body in a yellow sheet, I did not cry. They laid her in the living room and her white hair spilled like milk onto the red carpet. They say she was very light, wrapped in that yellow sheet. Her soul had left her body and taken all her sinful heaviness away....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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Self-centered Grandmother in Flannery OÇonnor's A Good Man is Hard to Find

- In Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, the grandmother is a very negative character whose personality leads to her demise. The Grandmother, who is the most dynamic character in the whole short story, represents the mindset of senile and pessimistic people. She is portrayed as hypocritical, shallow and self-absorbed due to the fact that she does not take other people’s feelings into consideration. The grandmother’s “old South” ideas, self-consciousness, and selfishness ultimately lead to her death....   [tags: negative, prejudice, south]

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The Misfit and the Grandmother in Flannery O’ Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find"

- “A Good Man is hard to find,” a short story written by Flannery O’ Connor, is one of the most interesting stories I’ve ever come across to in my life. Born as an only child into a Catholic family, O’ Conner is one of the most “greatest fiction writers and one of the strongest apologists for Roman Catholicism in the twentieth century (New Georgia Encyclopedia).” She was a very strong believer in her faith and she used her stories as a tool to send the reader a message that were most likely ignored and almost never uttered out loud....   [tags: a good man is hard to find]

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Grandmother’s Quilt (Grandpa's Love)

- Grandmother’s Quilt The inside of my body resembles that of a sieve. The biggest whole is buried deep beneath my aching soul. The rhythm of my heart seems to skip a beat with each breath that my lungs consume. As I stand at the front of the church entrance, I can feel the weight of my body shift from side to side. At any moment my legs may give way and buckle beneath my emotionally tired body. The warmth of the bodies from the room brushes past my face sending a flash of heat down my spinal cord....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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The Mulberry Child Nainai, The Grandmother Of Jian And Mother 's Life

- Grandparents can play a crucial role in their grandchildren’s lives. Some may play more crucial while others play less crucial roles, but when it comes down to it they change their grandchildren. Some children don’t see their grandparents at all, but some children will see their grandparents a lot or even some are taken into custody by their grandparents and live their lives being raised by them. While they spend that time with their grandparents they can learn many things about anything whether it’s something about life when they were younger or history or even very important life lessons....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Time]

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My Grandmother Is Right, It 's Essential That You Learn How You Cook?

- For the past five years my grandmother has asked one simple question, "When are you going to learn how to cook?" According to my grandmother, women have the obligation to cook for their husbands. Although my grandmother 's reason is valid, my answer is fairly simple, "I do not want to cook." It’s clear that my response provokes frustration for my grandmother, this difference of opinion has the power to create family feud. According, to Cesar [my boyfriend], "Your grandmother is right, it’s essential that you learn how to cook”....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Man, Female]

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Persuading My Grandmother Who Is 92 Years Old That The World

- I am trying to persuade my grandmother who is 92 years old that the world was better 50 years ago then it is today. It will not be easy to persuade my grandmother since she has lived in many different decades and has seen what has happened over the different decades, and how it has affected certain aspects of people’s lives whether positive or negative. I believe that it was better back in the 60’s because of less crime, very little technology had been developed and better career opportunities. So she says now days the crime levels are way down and less wars are going on now then back in the 60’s....   [tags: Crime, Violence, Assault, Violent crime]

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The Epidemic Of The 90s Of A Lower Class Neighborhood By My Maternal Grandmother

- Use this one Growing up in Reading, Pennsylvania being raised in a lower class neighborhood by my maternal grandmother, I did not realize how different my life was from those outside my community. It was normal for me to see empty drug baggies on the ground, people coping drugs on the corner, condemned/ abandoned homes, and crime. As I got older and my network of people grew, I started to notice some differences. However, it was not until I left the area at age 18 to attend college did I fully realize that my "normal" was not the "normal." Most people I knew growing up were struggling with finances and had one or both parents addicted to drugs or alcohol and mines were no different....   [tags: Family, Mother, Addiction, Drug injection]

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A Separate Journal About An Aboriginal Grandmother Who Is 107 Years Of Age

- Furthermore, I read in a separate journal about an Aboriginal grandmother who is 107 years of age and was finally reunited to her family because she was able to remember her last name but, four months later after the reunion she finally laid to rest. Imagine the number of years that this lady need to wait in order to finally reunite with her family. Amid the 1950s and 1960s, incredible quantities of Indigenous kids were expelled from their families for the sake of assimilation. Not just were they evacuated for asserted neglect, they were uprooted to go to class in inaccessible locations, to get therapeutic treatment and to be embraced out during childbirth (Australia.gov.au, 2015)....   [tags: Indigenous Australians, Stolen Generations]

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My Visit At My Grandmother Of 75, Mary Patricia Guler

- My visit was to my grandmother of 75, Mary Patricia Guler. Mary has 4 children, she and her husband raised them together. Mrs. Guler graduated from high school and was involved in church, and still attends church. She has spent most of her time with family and friends. Mary has visited many places outside the country. She has been to Germany, Switzerland, Ireland and now is visiting Italy. Mary has more time to visit places, and she spends time with her family and friends. Since she is retired, she loves to travel....   [tags: Hypertension, Family, Grandparent, High school]

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Imperfection and Faith in A Good Man is Hard to Find and Good Country People

- Knowing Flannery O’Connor’s religious conviction, one cannot overlook this underlying tone in both of her regarded stories “A Good Man is hard to Find” and “Good Country People”. It is often said of those who stand outside of religious conviction that faith seems to come in handy to people only when it is valuable to get them out of a predicament, of which they have likely placed themselves through insensitive behavior and decisions. In such a desperate attempt to appeal to faith, one only finds emptiness and a fate that leaves them hopeless or even dead....   [tags: Flanney O´Connor, belief, fate, grandmother]

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The Grandmother in A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor

- The Grandmother in A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor The grandmother is the central character in the story "A good man is hard to find," by Flannery O'Connor. The grandmother is a manipulative, deceitful, and self-serving woman who lives in the past. She doesn't value her life as it is, but glorifies what it was like long ago when she saw life through rose-colored glasses. She is pre-scented by O'Connor as being a prim and proper lady dressed in a suit, hat, and white cotton gloves....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Ageing in A Crabbit Old Woman and My Grandmother

- Ageing in A Crabbit Old Woman and My Grandmother The two poems, 'A Crabbit Old Woman' and 'My Grandmother' portray the experience of ageing in very different ways. In 'A Crabbit Old Woman' the poem is written from the old woman's perspective when 'My Grandmother is written from the narrator's point of view. The beginning of the poem 'The Crabbit Old Woman' starts when the woman is old in a nursing home and she is expressing her annoyance at the nurses. "What do you see, nurses. When you're looking at me." The old woman then tells us about each stage and change of her life....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparing the Grandmother in The Necklace and A Good Man is Hard to Find

- The Grandmother in The Necklace and A Good Man is Hard to Find The main characters Mrs. Loisel in "The Necklace" and the grandmother in "A Good Man is Hard to Find" are very similar because both these characters refused to admit to a mistake that they had made. They both had the same motivation prior to the mistake and they also had the same reason as to why they wanted to keep quiet about it. Although Mrs. Lisle's and the grandmother's penalties were different, it is still fair to compare the two because either way, dead or alive, both their lives were ruined....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Free Personal Narratives: Silent Tears for Grandmother

- Silent Tears for Grandmother We wind along the country roads that are flanked by pine trees and freshly planted cornfields. Finally, we rumble up the long dirt driveway to the muted-red house, needing to be repainted and repaired. As the tires roll to a stop, I spring from the car and happily run into Nana’s outstretched arms, where a shower of kisses falls upon my blond-streaked braids. I hug Grampa around his knees, and he pats my head. After Mom and Dad have said their hellos, I hurry to the door that I proudly open on my own....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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My Grandmother 's House - Original Writing

- Faraway, at the other end of the world, there is a unique and holy place for me, a tiny, red brick house, who reminds me of my cheerful childhood and the love my family shared. I will always treasure this house with its smell of the past, its pictures of all of us and the unconditional love behind her doors. My grandma’s house, which seemed to grow smaller as my grandma does, quietly nestled in a quiet street, along the city’s coast on the Black Sea, the house is a humble, red cottage-style with green trimming and a beautiful flower garden that led to the front door, also there are draping, fine established grape vines that covered the roof and a small veggie garden at the back, sea breeze a...   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Fruit]

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Hart Crane´s My Grandmother’s Love Letters: The Difference Between Generations

- Imagine stumbling across grandmother’s old love letters, showing that she was once young, or playing the piano with her, or going as far as to explain something she rejects almost immediately. That’s the scenario Hart Crane plays out in his poem “My Grandmother’s Love Letters” at least to some extent. He uses various poetic techniques to show numerous ideas, one of which being that the gap between generations is so large that it’s hard to connect across the ages. One of the techniques Hart Crane uses is imagery to show how delicate and nerve-wracking the situation with the speaker’s grandmother appears to be....   [tags: symblism, imagery, ideas, techniques]

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My Maternal Grandmother 's Lineage Is All From Transylvania County, North Carolina

- When most people hear the word ‘Transylvania’, their mind typically pictures Dracula; however, in my family line, my maternal grandmother’s lineage is all from Transylvania County, North Carolina. The Tinsley bloodline is mainly from Transylvania County, then some branches of the family tree migrated to Mississippi over the years. All in all, this family line originated in the Southeast United States. My eighth generation maternal grandfather is Thomas Tinsley. Thomas Tinsley was born in 1618 in Yorkshire, England....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, James City County, Virginia]

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Life Was The Unexpected Death Of My Grandmother The Night Before My Step One Exam

- One of the most heartrending moments in my life was the unexpected death of my grandmother the night before my step one exam. She had a long history of smoking with consequent lung, bladder, and eventually ovarian cancer. Sadly, she did not find out about her ovarian cancer until it was too late. Her primary care provider failed to inform her of the results of a CT scan indicative of cancer from a year previous. For me, her story is an omen of a system that needs improvement. A reminder that we must be ever aware as we deal with the vital and intimate concerns of our patient’s lives....   [tags: Medicine, Physician, Health care, Health]

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Grandmother as Head of Household in Katherine Anne Porter's The Old Order

- Grandmother as Head of Household in Katherine Anne Porter's The Old Order In her short story, "The Old Order", Katherine Anne Porter's creation of Miss Sophia Jane--The Grandmother-- illustrates the embodiment of patriarchal power within a matriarchal figure. What intrigues me is Porter's reversal of personality traits between the Grandmother and her husband. Porter's depiction of the Grandmother paints her as the undisputed head of house-- she "wears the pants" beneath the many layers of lacy petticoats and heavy skirts....   [tags: Free Essays]

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A Brief Note On The Dominican Republic And My Grandmother, One Day I Asked Her With It Like Always

- While I was living in Dominican Republic with my grandmother, one day I asked her to make Habichuela con Dulce and I agreed to help her with it like always. Habichuela con Dulce is a Dominican Dish, this is a desert that we often make during seasonal holidays, or celebrations. Like for example, on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve or even Easter. In a more descriptive way, Habichuela con Dulce is originally made out of organic red beans that come from a local farmer, they are boiled, and made with three different types of milk that is not processed, and very small circular sugar cookies that keep you craving for more, also many other ingredients that I will get to....   [tags: Milk, Condensed milk, New York, Upstate New York]

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Relationships in Long Distance by Tony Harrison and My Grandmother by Elizabeth Jennings

- Relationships in Long Distance by Tony Harrison and My Grandmother by Elizabeth Jennings The two poems that I wish to compare are both about relationships, "Long distance" by Tony Harrison and "My grandmother" by Elizabeth Jennings. Both are about family and grief which they explore through the theme of death. The speaker of the poems talks about the loss of a relationship that had once existed. "Long distance" has a much closer relationship theme than "My grandmother". Long distance focuses on love that does not end with death and it continues however "My grandmother" focuses on the miss of love that could have been there....   [tags: Papers]

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The Grandmother in Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man is Hard to Find

- The Grandmother in Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man is Hard to Find Flannery O’Connor is a master of the ironic, the twisted, and the real. Life is filled with tragic irony, and she perfectly orchestrates situations which demonstrate this to the fullest extent. A Good Man is Hard to Find is an excellent example of the mangled viewpoint which makes her work as compelling and striking as it is. Although this story is told in the third person, the reader’s eyes are strictly controlled by the meddling, ever-involved grandmother....   [tags: O’Connor A Good Man is Hard to Find]

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Grandmothers At Work.grandmothers At Work

- Pat, a 64 year old, white, married, middle class women with six daughters and one son and 35 grandchildren, works full time as a commercial processor for an insurance company. Having to balance work and caring for her grandchildren, Pat is similar to the 48 working grandmothers who were interviewed in Madonna Harrington Meyer’s book Grandmothers at work.Grandmothers at work outlines the joys as well as challenges of being a grandmother. Three important joys that come with being a grandmother are positive health impacts, second chance at mothering and spoiling a child....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Father]

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My Grandmother - Original Writing

- As a little girl I never felt like I belonged. I was confused on why I was being raised by my grandma. Why didn’t my mom want me. How come she chooses drugs over her kids, I just didn’t understand. All my life I tried to find where I belong. Seeing all my friends with their parents made me wonder why was I so different and unloved. My grandma was a grumpy old lady. She treated me different than she did my sister who she was also raising. I knew how to cook, clean, and take care of my grandma by the time I was about five years old....   [tags: Family, 2007 singles, Feeling, Lil Wayne]

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My Grandmother - Original Writing

- Imagine you were forced to leave behind your mother someone who is extremely important for you, someone who you can 't live without them. When I was 13 years old I left my aunt in Ethiopia. My aunt is my mother sister. She raised me since I was two years old. When my mother left me, my aunt was there for me. My aunt didn’t have any children. I am the only child she had and raised me like her daughter. In fact I didn’t even knew my biological mother and I didn’t knew how she looked like until I was 13....   [tags: Family, Mother, High school]

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My Grandmother - Original Writing

- My Grandma is one of a kind but, grandma would not be grandma without her house. She is one of a kind and so is that house. Built in 1972 my grandparents were the first ones to live in the house. My Grandma, Grandpa, uncle Tony, uncle Steve, and my mom, Angela, moved in. At this time the neighborhood was booming, it was the new neighborhood everybody wanted to live in. The neighborhood was called Plaza Towers and had a nice new school place in the middle called Plaza Towers, as well. My uncle Phillip was born while my grandma and grandpa lived there....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, English-language films]

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I Found Timelessness at Grandmother’s House (Grandma's House)

- Narrative – I Found Timelessness at Grandma's House It was finally fall break. I was visiting my grandma for a few days. Well past dinnertime, I pulled up to the white stately home in northern rural Iowa. I parked my car, unloaded my bag and pillow, and crunched through the leaves to the front porch. The porch was just how I had seen it last; to the right, a small iron table and chairs, along with an old antique brass pole lamp, and on the left, a flowered glider that I have spent many a summer afternoon on, swaying back and forth, just thinking....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays]

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The Experience Of My Grandmothers

- I grew up the eldest of six siblings, two of them with severe Autism, and along with my grandmother, whose Arthritis, high blood pressure, and heart problems, each required round-the-clock attention. I was always assisting and on alert because it was the only way to be. Things were usually fast paced and sometimes overwhelming at home, and it quickly became the atmosphere I grew to love. It always reminded me of the hospital we were visiting so much because things were always busy and kept a certain way for the sake of the patients....   [tags: Nursing, Health care, Somali people]

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Fishing with My Grandmother

- When summer time comes around people get excited about swimming , taking family vacations , but for me it is fishing with my grandma. Nothing is better to me and my grandma than throwing a poll out in the water and kicking back in a chair and waiting. Growing up my grandma would take me to do a lot of things as a child but fishing was my all time favorite thing to do. Sometimes on the weekends we would take little road trips for the day and in the back of the truck was always my fishing pole. My grandma would pull over on the side of the road when we would pass a river or a creek and we would always get out and look over the rail to see if we seen any fish , if i seen a fish i would run to t...   [tags: autobiographical story]

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Being Raised by Grandparents

- He is the lightkeeper he keeps the light for me extra beams safety deposited inside a microfold somewhere somewhere hidden somewhere inside those pretty hands --Finney, "The Lightkeeper" Is Nikky Finney's poem "The Lightkeeper" about her dad or someone else. Many people have different opinions on who her poem is about, but when I read it, I imagine the lightkeeper to be my grandfather, even though my family is your basic "Cleaver" family. My parents are still happily married after their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary....   [tags: Family Grandmother Grandfather]

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My Grandmother 's Unexpected Death

- People should show each other love and respect because no one knows when. It will be the last time they see each other. Life gives us things that are both sad and joyous, but we learn from each experience. I have experienced the feelings of losing someone I love. Witnessing such an experience can change one’s life either to good or bad, there is always a change. I witnessed my grandma’s unexpected death with a lot of exclamation marks. We were having our usual gathering every Friday. My uncles, aunts, and cousins were there....   [tags: Family, English-language films, Sleep, Doctor]

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My Grandmother 's House Is My Favorite Place

- My grandpa has always told me that every childhood experiences stay with you forever, even the dangerous ones. My grandparents’ house is my favorite place to be there are so many things to do there. My favorite thing is that I love riding the four wheeler at my grandparents’ house well at least I used to. I had a huge accident and it has changed my life I am terrified to go on the it by myself. I can still remember the smell outside and how everything looked. The day that I almost lost my life was one of the worst days of my life....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Barbed wire]

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Comparing My Two Grandmothers

- My Two Grandmothers In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth; after that, He created grandmothers. If you want to talk about creating something in His own image, the grandmother is it. Remember as a child how "God-like" she seemed to be. She was all knowing and all seeing. She could be gracious and forgiving, but the wrath of a grandmother is not something soon forgotten. I grew up with two grandmothers who lived fairly close to me, so I was able to spend a lot of time with them as a child....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Grandmothers jewelry box

- My Grandmothers Jewelry Box An object I found to be most significant and interesting is my grandmother’s jewelry box. This jewelry box has been an important object in my life since I was a little girl. Whenever I glance over, incredible memories dance in my head of my grandmother and me. I chose to write about this jewelry box because it’s so important to me. Ever since I was a little girl I wanted nothing more than to be like my grandmother. My grandmother’s jewelry box rests on my nightstand in my bedroom....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Reyna Grande Provides Details About Her Two Grandmothers

- Within the memoir The Distance Between Us the author, Reyna Grande provides details about her two grandmothers, Abuelita Chinta and Abuela Evila. They both reside in rundown houses in Mexico, while their children , Reyna’s parents try to start life in the United States. They have very little money and struggle to provide for the abundance of people living in their cramped houses. Despite the fact that their situation is similar Reyna prefers living with one over the other. Both grandmothers took different approaches when taking care of their grandchildren....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Household, Pork]

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Gran Mary: Changing My Outlook on Life

- It was a Monday night; I had just completed my review of Office Administration in preparation for my final exams. As part of my leisure time, I decided to watch my favourite reality television show, “I love New York”, when the telephone rang. I immediately felt my stomach dropped. The feeling was similar to watching a horror movie reaching its climax. As there were butterflies flying around in my stomach, my hands began to sweat and I got real nervous. I could not figure out for the life of me why these feelings came around....   [tags: grandmothers, family, grief,]

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Experiences of Grandmothers Caring for Orphan Grandchildren in Botswana

- Experiences of Grandmothers Caring for Orphan Grandchildren in Botswana Problem Statement The clinical problem in this case study was that grandmothers as the caregivers reported very incomplete or no support from the extended family, and their deprived health worries compromises their financial situations. Some reported of body pains like arthritis and firm work at their age. None of the participants had a decent source of earnings that will help in caring for their orphans. They depended on typically old age pension and cottage and farming (Shaibu, 2013, p....   [tags: grandparents, caregivers, government]

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A Biography Of My Grandfather

- I did my biography on my grandfather. He was a very successful man who was in the air force. My great grandfather was Guo-Liang Chang. He was working under china's spy system(like the CIA in USA). At the time, China was against Japan, fighting in World War 2. My grandfather was born in December 24th, 1921. He was born in Hunan State in China. His name is Jer-Shian Chang. He was an only child but he had many step-brothers and step-sisters but they always picked on him. It was very peaceful from childhood to high school....   [tags: China, war, planes]

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My Grandfather Was A Father

- Throughout my childhood, I was under the assumption that my paternal grandfather would live forever. He never seemed to grow older; each passing year would deepen his smile lines, but I never saw these wrinkles as a sign of age. My grandfather was one of the happiest individuals I have ever known. He knew how to make everyone laugh and always provided a helping hand to those in need. My grandfather was a family man and made sure to put the needs of his loved ones before his own every day of his life....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Chemotherapy, Father]

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Saying Goodbye to My Grandfather

- I do not know how many drafts I have written, nor do I know how many hours I have spent pondering this one essay prompt. “Who are you?” It’s a question we are often asked, but the answer to this question is one that everyone struggles with. To explain what changes not only by days, but by seconds, is a near impossible task. There are so many events that occur during life that changes who we are. It is during these events, however, that our strengths shine through. Although I am a typically more introverted person, there is one key event that has recently occurred that I am not scared to share....   [tags: personal reflection essay]

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