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Grandparents and their Role in a Child's Life

- Grandparents play a major role in a child’s life. When children do not have the emotional support they need from their parents, they turn to their caregivers, the “Grandparents”. The era of the baby boomers has changed drastically. Grandparents are not as nurturing today as they were decades ago. However, there are some modern grandparents today, which share the same values as those of the prior decades. My children have the pleasure to have met both their maternal and paternal grandparents. Although, they have several grandparents, they are very close to their paternal grandmother....   [tags: Grandparents, ]

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Influence Of Grandparents On The Lives Of Children

- ... Since more and more stress that people have to face today, the family issues include “parental death, substance abuse, divorce, incarceration, mental health problems, teen pregnancy, abandonment, military deployment, and the involvement of social services due to child abuse or neglect” (Bailey, 2012) (2.Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Parenting the Next Generation). In some cases, the parents died of an accident or illness, and they left their children without a guardian. As a result, grandparents have to take the responsibility of the children instead of breaking up a family....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Family therapy]

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My Grandparents ' Farm House

- ... As soon as my uncle let the dogs off their chained leashes, they sprint all over the place, ecstatic of being freed. Ginger was a protective mutt that didn’t enjoy kids touching her, so I stayed away from her; especially since she tends to bite if you get too close. Rascal on the other hand, loved kids. She would lick and cuddle and have the time of her life with us. Playing with the dogs, especially Rascal, is something I miss dearly. Rascal would always chase us while we drove the Mule, Kawasaki’s version of an oversized Gator, which was one of my favorite things on the farm....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Hay, Tractor]

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Grandparents Are The Two Most Favorite People

- ... I like to see my albums on a quiet afternoon, mostly in the winter time. Sitting on my brown couch with unique wood frame design. I get myself a cup of coffee, a blanket, which creates the perfect mood. On a cold evening, I took the album that I named “My Childhood.” This album is one of the oldest ones, in fact, I have forgotten that it was on the shelf. “My Childhood” is an album where I have the most beautiful memories of my childhood, which holds pictures of my grandfather and me. The pictures that are now fading with time, the color are not as bright as when they were taken with my Mom’s Polaroid....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, English-language films, Girl]

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The Effects of Parenting by Grandparents

- Extended family can influence the upbringing on children in multiple ways. To properly review and analyze research in this particular area, it is necessary to highlight important information from which formed this foundation. Extended family members have direct influences on children by serving as their role models in aiding them with success, encouragement, support and guidance (Jæger, 2012). Grandparents, crucial extended family members, which have a direct interaction with their grandchildren when they are in need of help or assistants....   [tags: Extended Family Members, Role Models]

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December at My Grandparents' House

- It stood out from all the rest in the peaceful neighborhood where my grandparent’s house was. The glittering white paint that seemed to never fade, the garden where rose bushes, lilies, elephant ears, trumpet plants and hibiscus filled the earth around you with welcoming colors and the sense of warmth and love. Every awaking moment of my childhood was spent there. My grandparents house was a place of comfort and security, and yet also one of sorrow. December never fails. It is the coldest month of the entire year, every year, yet that never stopped anyone from gathering at my grandparent’s house for my birthday and Christmas....   [tags: family, family values, family tradition]

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Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren

- Grandparents raising their grandchild/ren are slowly becoming a raising epidemic in today’s society. This new trend of grandparents raising their grandchildren has become the focus of many researchers. Researchers are exploring the health perspective and the emotional perspective, but there is little research on the policies that must change to accommodate neither this new family structure nor the social issues surrounding it. This paper will take information from ten sources and two interviews to give a clear perspective of this growing population in social work practice....   [tags: epidemic, society, health, emotional, children]

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Summers With My Grandparents

- I remember as a young child about 9 years old always given the privilege to visit my grand parents in Rutherfordton, North Carolina in the summers. I loved my grandparents with all my heart since they were the only set I had ever known. My father had left my brother and I at a young age and his parents had seemed to have left as he did. Every now and then they would resurface but never really had any part in my life. My mother’s parents were known to all of us as “Maw-maw and Paw-Paw”. With me being from the North all the Yankees addressed their grandparents as “Grandma and Grandpa”....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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The Role Of Social Support On The Health Of Grandparents Who Were Raising Grandchildren

- ... The grandmothers in this study ranged from the ages of 33 to 88 years old, with 66% of them being 64 year old or younger and 34% being 65 or older (Conway, Jones, and Speakes-Lewis, 2011). Results found that older grandmother actually experienced less emotional and caregiver strain than younger grandmother (Conway, Jones, and Speakes-Lewis, 2011). Though not significant it was found that that being married was related to them feeling less strain (Conway, Jones, and Speakes-Lewis, 2011). Since married grandmothers had less emotional and caregiving strain (Conway, Jones, and Speakes-Lewis, 2011)....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Marriage, Old age]

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

- December 16, 2011 led to a wonderful bond and an unexpected change in my life. My son and his girlfriend were young parents, barely 17 years old, I ended up providing everything my granddaughter needed from the moment she was born. After living with me for 20 months in a moment of rage my son and his girlfriend took my granddaughter in the middle of the night and left without a trace. Typically, a grandparent was the one that spoiled the grandchildren and then sent them home with the parents. Now they have to take on the role of parent when the child’s parents are incapable or disinclined to parent sufficiently (Administration for Children And Familie, Region IV)....   [tags: Drugs, Teen Pregnancy, Finance]

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Childhood Memories of my Grandparents' Home

- When I think back to the days when I was a child, I think about all of my wonderful childhood memories. Often I wish to go back, back to that point in life when everything seemed simpler. Sometimes I think about it too much, knowing I cannot return. Yet there is still one place I can count on to take me back to that state of mind, my grandparent’s house and the land I love so much. Their house was old. My grandparents lived in it most of their adult lives. It was white with black trimming, but most of the paint was chipped away....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Personal Narrative]

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Life in Thailand: What My Grandparents Told Me

- The free and carefree life in Thailand sounds good, doesn’t it. I was first told about Thailand from my grandparents. They told of its inexpensive living, beautiful sites, and its diverse culture. Initially, they didn’t say much about it, but I knew they could tell me stories for days based on their experiences in Thailand. This sparked my interest very quickly. Thailand was first brought up when my grandparents talked to me about someday traveling to Thailand with them. Knowing next to nothing about Thailand, I was determined to find out as much as I could before I would be ready to travel there....   [tags: personal recount]

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The Main Differences Between His Experience And That Of His Grandparents

- ... His grandparents only had to deal with two—Chinese and Thai—but Chaukamnoetkanok is torn between three, making his experiences all the more difficult. He argues that no matter what identity he chooses, he will always be labeled as an “outsider”. His grandparents, on the other hand, were not concerned with being labeled as “different” and simply ignored those who had a prejudice against them. Chaukamnoetkanok understands that he must also possess this mindset in order better his experiences, but cannot change his way of thinking that easily, despite knowing he should....   [tags: Immigration to the United States, United States]

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Memories From My Grandparents Home: Journal Entry

- What a great feeling of happiness and peace waking up in my Grandparent's huge but also old house, that grew smaller each time I got bigger. The humble pinkish house that my grandparents moved into back in the 80s. They built his dream job right next to their house in Coral Way. From the squeaky chair swing you can see people yelling at each other or hear them talking so loud. When you look to the left you can see where me and my cousins would play freeze tag on the cut green grass, of course no one could ever catch me cause I will hide in small places in the backyard....   [tags: Ancestors, Familly]

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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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Parenting for the Second Time

- Parenting can be a challenge the first time around, but many parents are finding themselves parenting for a second time, this time around, as the child’s grandparents. Grandparents may assume the role of parent for their child’s children when there are problems of substance abuse, abuse and neglect, incarceration, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, divorce, and death. (Dolbin-MacNab, 2006, p.1) Grandparents usually are not expecting to have to parent again, this is the time most are enjoying their new found freedom....   [tags: Grandparents, Study]

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The Importance of the Elderly in Rudolfo Amaya´s A Celebration of Grandfathers

- “If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength,” (Proverb). Remember sitting on the porch swing with grandpa and listening to him rant and rave about what seemed utterly irrelevant. What about the time that you got backhanded for rolling your eyes at crazy Mrs. Roberts when she would preach ‘life lessons’ at you. However, with age, it has become more and more apparent that maybe Mrs. Roberts wasn’t that far off from what is really the problems most fail to see. In today’s generation, the elderly have often been put on the back burner when they shouldn’t be....   [tags: Elderly, Grandparents]

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Grandparents' House

- Grandparents' House The car ride to my grandparents' house seemed to take half a day even though it was only a twenty-minute drive to Cedaredge. Although the back road over Redlands Mesa was a twisty tourney road, it drug on like a boring documentary. When the car finally pulled into the driveway of the long, white house with a neatly kept green lawn, I knew it was going to be a great day of fun, relaxation, and great food. As I walked around to the back door, my eyes took in the beauty of the grass swaying in the wind and the weathered barn off to the left of the pasture....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples]

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The Key Role of Grandparents in Providing Childcare in Today´s Society

- ... Lone parents or single parents are increasingly a common scenario due to the high number of children born to unmarried mothers (European Commission, 2013; Shattuck and Kreider, 2013) and high divorce rate (Timonen et al., 2009) in today’s society. It is probably worth asking if lone parenthood is a new scenario. Is it only occurring as a trend in the modern days. Have the causes for lone parenthood changed over the years. Thane (2010) reported that history shows that lone parenthood is not a recent trend....   [tags: family, belonging, identity, culture, preserver]

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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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The Year that Changed My Family Forever

- ... On entering the driveway, I look around, everything has changed. The kiwi trees have entwined branches and grown to create a roof over the wooden frame that acted as the garage. There is a thick layer of dirt over the once dark red floor tiles outside. The once white table and chairs now are brown even though they have been underneath a roof to shield them. The once neatly kept farmland, now looks like an abandoned piece of land with weeds and overgrown plants everywhere. All the plants on the balcony have withered and died away....   [tags: grandparents, memories, house]

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Grandparents' House: A Home Away From Home

- Grandparents' House: A Home Away From Home As I approach the turn to my Grandparent's house, my stomach turns in anticipation of the sweet sugar cookie smell that awaits. I turn up the long narrow gravel road and park my car in front of their house. I step outside and a chilly little breeze bites at my cheeks. I take a deep breath and the sweet smell of burning cedar enters my nose. I look up to the chimney and see the gray puffs of smoke scatter as it hits the still winter air. I shut the car door and follow the sidewalk to the back door....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation]

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The House in Peru

- ... Once I open the door to the front porch I will find myself in an upper area that included all the accessories for the shop, after walking down another two big steps, you would find yourself in the living room where I would remember playing with Graisy. After I entered the living room I would go through a door, to find myself in a hallway, the first door was the kitchen, a door down to my right would be Graisy’s room and to my left my grandparent’s room. After you keep walking down the hallway, you will find yourself with a big open area that had no roof, the open area included a door to the bathroom, and a huge sink where we would get water from and also shower Graisy....   [tags: grandparents, memories, rooms]

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Waiting for my Silver Star

- It all Started with a blind date gone right. My sisters and I were throwing a party and my sister, Mildered, was being set up with a man named Regis. As the party started and Regis and his friends arrived it was not mildered Regis talked to. It was me. Although he was four years older than I we started dating, it was great. We had been dating for about two years when Regis came to my house and told me the news. I remember it clearly it was a sunny September day and we planned on going to the park for a picnic with our friends....   [tags: the true story of how my grandparents met]

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Death in Do Not Go Gentle, City Cafeteria, Death Shall Have no Dominion and Grandparents

- Death in Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night, City Cafeteria, And Death Shall Have no Dominion and Grandparents        Death is a highly personal event. It affects each of us differently. It affected Peter Kocan's man in the City Cafeteria by making him look empty and disoriented. It affected Dylan Thomas by making him think about what there was afterward, and what you could do to avoid it. Death even affected Robert Lowell by making him realise how much it changed his life. I, fortunately, seem to have avoided death in many ways, but also have been touched by it, even recently....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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My Grandparent’s House

- My Grandparent’s House It was another summer at my grandparent’s house that I woke up to one sunny Saturday morning. The smell of eggs, bacon, and tortillas was a greeting to the home-cooked breakfast I could sense as I lie in the bedroom still lightly dreaming. I could hear my grandpa in the distance, chopping wood for the stove my grandma was cooking with. Very old fashioned my grandparents were, convincing me to become more independent, I always enjoyed their company. It was a summer where I would be taught the value of wisdom and of the people I love....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Comparing My Education and My Grandparent's Education

- My education and my Grandparent's education have been extremely different. My education has seemed to evolve around everything electronic; most of it has came from books and computers. My Grandpa said most of his education came from work. Grandpa graduated from high school in 1957. My Grandma did not graduate, but she received her G.E.D. in 1982. Grandpa said there wasn't much too his high school education. He said there wasn't anything electronic in the school at that time, calculators or computers....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Personal Statement : Being A Grandparent

- ... I wish I would have known that all that your child goes though is okay not to be overwhelmed that not everything goes perfect. I do know that as a parent I wanted everything to go perfect and somethings I just can’t help with. Being a woman for example, my two girls will grow into women. I knew women and what my ideal woman is I even know what it is like to be a good man but from a certain perceptive I lack awareness. Awareness to be a woman, there are certain things I don’t experience as a man on a day to day basis or in life....   [tags: Family, English-language films, Woman, Need]

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Exploring Your Ethnic Roots Will Not Only Enhance Your Understanding Of Your Family History

- ... Once they went under the fence, they were making their way to the nearest store when a border patrol stopped them and retained them in a van. They were transported to the immigration office and then deported back to Mexico. A few hours after they had been extradited, they did not give up and tried exiting through the exact same path and under the same fence to get across. My parents were motivated to try again because their main goal was to go work in the U.S. and they had gotten so close in reaching that goal....   [tags: Family, Grandparent]

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Review Of ' The ' Of The Great Gatsby ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

- ... The grandma and the uncle they both believe in her and they want her to be the leader but, the grandpa doesn’t because the gender rules. Later on, all the whales on the beach and they all going to die. All the family and the neighbors are trying to help them but, they couldn’t do anything. She is the only one who helped them and she rides on of them and that made everybody and even the grandpa believe in her and let her become the leader. Porourangi in the hospital waiting his new son to be the next leader of his country but, the bad news comes his wife and the son he is waiting for are dead....   [tags: Family, Grandparent]

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Childhood Memories - Original Writing

- ... Indeed, Gugu could almost wade on her tiptoes from edge to edge of the pool. As long as she propelled herself a bit harder downwards in the middle, her face was barely submerged. Once she got used to seeing in the light haze that clouded the atmosphere, waiting for the icy tingles to be replaced by warm cascades around her skin, it was like a third home. Floating casually on her back, she reflected contentedly on this idyllic existence, filled with just enough staccato bursts of adventure and how happy her Grandparents seemed together....   [tags: Family, Grandparent]

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The Importance Of Social Support And Older Adults

- ... Gays and lesbians have a greater tendency of living alone. Even though they do live alone this does not mean they are more lonely or isolated. They tend to have a well-developed helpful social network, family, and friends, which contribute too many positive relations. They are more likely to plan for financial security, and health care arrangements. This is because they are less likely to think that as they get older their children will take care of them. Living alone as you get older is consider a risk factor, but it might not harm your well-being and social integration....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Household, Sociology]

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My Grandma As A Preschool Teacher Aid At West Fork Elementary

- ... Not everyone has the chance to get to know their grandparents that long. I’m very lucky they accepted me into their home and raised another kid. My family is not very wealthy but they always provided me with everything I needed to be happy. They never missed any of my sporting events no matter how far away it was. My grandparents were even there to cheer me on my senior year of high school when my cheer squad got second place at the State Cheerleading Competition. My grandpa was not just a secondary road worker he actually won an award for best road grader in Cerro Gordo County....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Grader, Mother]

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Childhood Memories : My Childhood Home

- ... The entryway guides you to the kitchen. The kitchen is my most loved place in the house. I learned numerous skills in my grandma’s kitchen. Skills that supported who I am today and I hadn’t even realized it. I baked and cooked with my grandma every chance I got. During the summer it was difficult to convince her since it was so hot. Learning how to measure out ingredients was generally my job. However, I sometimes would give her the wrong measurement. When I gave her the incorrect measurement I would always apologize....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Bed, Bedroom]

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The Work Of Erin Ashley Mclendon

- Erin Ashley McLendon was born in July 1993; in Warner Robins, Georgia. She was placed for adoption at birth; and adopted by the Pamela and James McLendon. Her heritage will be broken up into three sections: her birth parents (whom names will not be mentioned for privacy); her adoptive mother (Pamela Haines); and her adoptive father (James McLendon). Majority of the information was recently discovered. All information in this paper was received by grandparents, adoption papers, and Ancestry. Due to Erin McLendon being placed for adoption at birth; the only heritage known is from birth records....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Adoption, Mother]

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Cultural One 's Awareness Of The Effect Of Culture On An Individual

- ... e. The first intercultural marriages were between my aunts and their husbands who were in the American army. These marriages were well accepted as both couples assisted the family financially. f. The range of education that is represented in my aunts and uncles were from third grade to high school. My cousins and I were the first generation to receive college education, which ranges from an associate’s to a doctorate’s degree. g. The most influential person in my genogram was my maternal grandfather....   [tags: Family, Culture, Grandparent]

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Act Like Nothing Is Wrong And Go About Their Workplace

- ... Often times, if they go away to where they will not be able to be in contact with their parents, they have a sense of nervousness and feel bad about not being able to be there with them. Sometimes, one of the children blames other siblings that are there more to care for the parent for not doing more if the parent’s health is declining fast. Sometimes they blame the doctors and the care team and refuse to see that it is just an awful situation they are in. Often times, all of the siblings will split the effects into themselves naturally, since they all will not have the same viewpoint the entire time while dealing with this situation....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Marriage, Emotion]

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The Family Of Origin Of Evan Ramirez

- ... His personality is much like my mother’s, but his influence on me is slightly different, increasing my sense of maturity and responsibility due to having a younger sibling. My sister, Megan (3), also impacted my development in a similar way. She was born on January 25, 2005 and is the last child born to my parents. Maternal Grandparents Later into my childhood, my siblings, my parents, and myself moved to live with my maternal grandparents, who also made an impact on my development. My grandmother, Angelina (5), was born October 24, 1942 and is a very sociable person....   [tags: Family, Mother, Grandparent, Father]

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Family Origin And Specific Ancestors

- ... Both of my great-grandparents families left Italy by choice with the idea that they were heading to a more successful place. My grandmother is a third generation Dutch and Irish immigrant since her grandparents were foreign born. My grandmother’s father’s family was from Ireland and they were very, very poor. He decided to leave everything behind and come to the United States to earn a better living than the one he was making in Ireland. Their family came over by choice with the hopes of a brighter future them and the generations to come....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Father]

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The Country Of The Countryside And Quality Time With My Grandma

- ... We’d talk about our day then funny stories that were told to her as a child; for some reason, I never got tired of hearing it because it was an enjoyable and pleasant time. One Saturday night, she made porridge, as we were eating our porridge, she started telling a story about a problem she went through in her early twenties. When my grandmother first started dating my late grandfather, they would usually go to carnivals or these late festivities at the beach. One night, she got home a little late but her parents didn’t mind, as long as she was responsible and not injured....   [tags: Grandparent, Family, Haiti, Tell]

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Analysis Of Joan Didion 's ' The Great Gatsby '

- ... They loaded their lives on a moving truck and made the journey through North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Nevada in a dingy brown 1959 Ford Station Wagon featuring wood panelling on its sides.   It took them five days to reach The Golden State where their first home would be an anything-less-than-spacious apartment near a small neighborhood church in Gardena, later moving to a house in the same city. Upon their arrival, they were greeted with the sultry summer weather of California in August.  All four children were amazed by the idea of going to the beach one day and the mountains the next....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Sibling, Plaster]

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The Physical Features Of My Environment

- ... I cannot really think of a major influence this has made on my family. We have old family recipes that are English dishes, but other than that we focus on my family since they immigrated to Arizona. I remember being outside and going for long walks with all of my great-grandparents. Both of my parents are my biological parents but my twin sister and my older brother have been raised by my father since I was two years old. Being raised by my father has defiantly made me who I am today. I am a lot like him, yet he has taught me what I do not want to be like....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Parent, Father]

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Edmund Kemper 's The Co Ed Killer

- ... On August 27, 1964, Edmund rage finally unloaded upon his grandparents, starting with his grandmother, after a heated argument between them, he shot his grandmother in the kitchen. Then, he waited on his grandfather to come on, when he came home he shot his grandfather by his car and then he hid the body. He later went and called his mother and told her what had happen, she convinced him to call the police. He would later tell them that he killed his grandmother because he wanted to know how it would feel and he killed his grandfather because he didn’t want him to come home and see that his wife had been killed....   [tags: Murder, Family, Grandparent, 1973]

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Personal Relationships And Family Relationships

- ... I am closest to my parents because they are the most immediate family members that I can talk to. With no siblings, I either would talk to my grandparents or parents, but the large age gap and beliefs between my grandparents and I lead me to more be likely to develop a closer relationship with my parents. I hope to soon strengthen my relationships with everyone else in my family. My paternal grandparents’ relationship might need some healing and maternal grandmother might be lonely and isolated....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Father, Mother]

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Short Story : ' Grandma 's House '

- ... I slowed back down to a walk as I realized that the race was tipped with an unfair advantage for the mail carrier. I had about half a block left to walk to arrive at my grandparent’s house, and I could see it from where I was at. The milky white paint was peeling in certain places. The dark green trim seemed to hold the house together in a neat fashion. The towering tree stood in the front yard, faithfully guarding the path to the steps. I stroll up the steps and pull open the screen door as the wind begins to bat around my backpack strings like a cat with a ball of yarn....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Rooms, Walking]

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My Autobiography : My Family 's Culture

- ... The tradition my third great grandparents left was that all the men in the family should give a flower to every woman in the family. They both believed that women have to deal with much more stress than men therefore a flower should be given. My third great grandfather was from Germany and came over to the United States with his mother and father for a chance for a better life. My third grandmother was from Ireland and moved to the United States when she was about 15; the reason is still unknown by my family....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Marriage, Heaven]

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My Client Is A Young Lady

- ... Unfortunately, she has gloomy feeling with no smile on her face. Her voice is normally upbeat with excitement; however, she is very monotone. Her hair is well kept in style and dressed in relaxing clean clothes. She is well groom, well – manner, and creative. She has been feeling this way for several months because she feels that the adults do not understand her. She understands that her mother has to work but she do not want to be at her grandparent home all the time. There are no kids in the neighborhood her age at her grandparents so she does not have anyone to play with....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Father, Mother]

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Childhood Is A Time When Significant Events Can And Will Leave Impressions On Oneself

- ... Although, when my mother started getting ill we had a few extra expenses coming in, we still made it through fine. Eventually, she was either occupying the bed at home or the one at the hospital. As at the time we were church-goers, the local church lent some assistance and donated cans and what not to help out. This was greatly appreciated. As time went on her condition obviously got worse until her eventual passing. At that young of an age you really cannot grasp the depth of some things of that magnitude....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Prince, Time]

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My Ancestors On My Maternal Grandfather 's Side Were From England And Germany

- ... My father’s side has steadily migrated from the South. I do not know how my Native American relative migrated to Maryland, but it was probably after she was married. The relatives that I know live in Maryland, but there are several branches of my family in South Carolina that I have never met. Also, my uncle lives in California, and my Aunt lives in Connecticut. From birth until I was 10 years old, I moved between several townhouses and apartments. From what I remember, most of the people that lived around my family were African American with some Caucasian families as well....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Race, Human]

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There 's No Place Like Home For Christmas

- ... Sun poured into the window of “That Book Place” and I was the first of my siblings to rise. I grabbed my bag and headed back in for breakfast and a shower. Walking past the snow covered garden to find my cousin Danielle building a snowman with her dad was the first clue that I’d missed breakfast. I threw them a Husker’s ball cap, a souvenir from Nebraska, and shouted “Merry Christmas!” They invited me to join in the fun, but I was hungry and underdressed for more than the quick trip inside....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Christmas, Mother]

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My First Six Years Of Our Marriage

- ... I can say that I learned the most in the Laveen Ward because I have been in no ward Longer in my membership. It is the ward, (congregation) in which my children are growing up. It is the ward where I have seen youth grow to maturity. I have seen people come and go in and out of the church. It feels like my lifetime happened in this ward, like everything before was practice for this time. Zipporah is our number six child. She was a beautiful child, spoiled rotten by all of the family and even ward members....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Phoenix, Arizona]

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Personal Note On Family History

- ... However, I believe that death needs to be dealt with to get past hurt, pain, as well as anger, to preserve the history of the family. I was not sure what the purpose of this assignment was until I began to find roadblocks in finding out information in relation to my family. My mother 's family is from Jamaica and many of them immigrated here including my mother. My father 's family was from Arkansas but there wasn 't much information gathered on careers or occupations or anything of that sort on either side....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Father]

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The Definition Of Social Structure

- ... It depends on the person and how they define it. Reflecting family as a social structure shapes individual 's behaviors and problems within the family to become problems of large number of people affecting whole society. When a family or individual within the family lacks certain needs of life for example health care facilities, this trouble will be experienced as personal trouble affecting only that family. If we consider the same situation with higher number of population or organized social structure, it would be problem of larger mass and would surely get proper attention....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Mother, Grandparent]

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I Am A Product Of An Old Farmhouse, A Flock Of Sheep, And Miles Of Exploration

- ... I couldn’t quite make the sound so I would shout “Fer fer fer” instead. Papa’s kindness was quite, but constant and I could always tell that his love for me was unconditional. Mimi, on the other hand is not nearly as quiet, but loved me in the same way. She would greet me with lots of kisses, play every one of my imaginary games with me, and tell me fantastic stories of “big old Jackrabbits.” Papa and Mimi have spent their whole married life living in the same farmhouse and doing manual labor to survive....   [tags: Family, Love, Grandparent]

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Analysis Of The Story ' The Grand Stand ' By Kevin Wilson

- ... Mr. Ferguson acts as if the woman is actually a part of the family, hugging her like his true mother, and after telling the girls she loves them “the truth of it strikes [her] so much that it takes almost four hours before [she] can forget about them (8).” For her this is a long time, even though from the eyes of anyone else it may seem like nothing. However, the fact that she is mentioning how long it took her to forget them proves that she did not erase them from her mind completely. Her claim to being an expert at becoming unattached with the families may be used to justify how she can make this kind of connection, but really she is comforted by the connection he has with the familie...   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Morality]

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Race, Ethnicity, And Culture As A White, Irish Italian- American Woman

- ... I feel my identity matches the way others view me; but, I think other races fail to recognize there are many white cultures. To emphasize: Irish culture differs from Italian culture; which differs from Swedish culture; so, white is not one big homogenous culture. Undoubtedly, gender has affected my identity more than race. Growing up, I experienced gender discrimination being the only girl with six bothers. My parents placed boundaries on me because of my gender. Their gender discrimination affected me negatively and prevented me from attempting certain things in life....   [tags: Family, Race, Grandparent, Racism]

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My Grandp The Most Influential Part Of Your Life

- ... At this point in his life he still gets discouraged when he has to ask for help when it comes to working outside and doing daily chores. He simply cannot lift and carry objects like he used to. The accident has left him with numerous medications and grueling back pains. Throughout all of this he has continued to push his way past it all and look at the good in his life. For that and many other reasons he has shown me how to persevere. Grandma is also a fighter for more than one reason. She mainly has an astounding way to praise you for your good deeds, but he great advice comes in at a close second....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Sibling, Mother]

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Analysis Of ' Wingshooters ' By Nina Revoyr

- As children our elders’ opinion matter most to us, their opinions shape the way children view the matters of the world. Nina Revoyr’s novel, “Wingshooters”, set in the small town of Deerhorn, Wisconsin 1973, follows the life of a young girl Michelle, half white and half Japanese, and what she witnesses and experiences in a racist town lead by her very own grandfather. Being a half breed Michelle becomes a victim of bullying from the other students when she moves to Deerhorn to live with her grandparents, however, once a black couple settles into the town the bullying Michelle once experienced was shifted towards the Garretts....   [tags: Family, Mind, Racism, Grandparent]

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Moving Day : Humans Are Not Stoic Creatures

- ... Bright yellow colors, facing wrong directions and flipped upside down, who came up with that. “Nastia, walk faster”, my mother says to me in my nickname. At least that’s still the same, along with the reserved and bossy tone. We arrive at a gray revolving machine that has bags on them. Wondering where our bags were and realizing I hadn’t seen them in a while, a rushing panic sets in that all of my toys are lost, and there will truly be nothing left in this weird and confusing place. The last time I saw those bags they were in my home, sheltered away in a corner by the door, and me being afraid of what they meant....   [tags: Family, Mother, Grandparent, Yellow]

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Familial Beliefs Regarding Health / Health And Illness

- ... In fact she did tell me that she began cooking for her family at the age of ten. She knew that bringing the family together and putting food in their stomach was going to keep everyone happy and full. The nutrition that was provided was not terribly important to her especially being so young. Cultural consistency As I was reading through the interviews I had done I was struggling a bit with whether my family or grandparents had culture. I thought my self how incredibly crazy I had sounded, of course they do just because they are their parents were not from another country did not make them culture-less....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Health, Culture]

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I Was An Only Child And Dad

- ... One night I knelt by my bed and cried my heart out to God, inviting Jesus into my life. It was from that point on that I decided to always try to live my life in a way that would be pleasing to God. I always tried to be helpful, honest and caring; I befriended the kids that other people made fun of, helped grandmom care for my grandfather, and tried to help out at home as much as possible. Life at home was difficult at times. My dad was an authoritarian parent who would discipline my brothers violently with a belt....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Nursing, Father]

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I Knew What Taken For Granted Mean

- ... Its gone, and you are left with nothing. You keep wishing you could have savored the moment a little longer and wished you wouldn’t have ate it so fast. Everyday we have our lives on repeat, if you are anything like me. I wake up, do my homework, attend class, hangout with friends and family, and end my night working on homework yet again. I never take the time for myself to appreciate what I have. But, two years ago, I finally felt what it was like to have something grabbed right from beneath your fingers....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Thought, Wish]

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Descriptive Essay - Original Writing

- ... If that wasn’t bad enough, the next year we took a vacation to the iconic lake Powell. It was fun, until we got lost on the water and then stuck in a horrific wind storm. The wind was so bad it was blowing the lake water on to our boat and slowly filling it up. As we raced back to the camp site praying we wouldn’t get stuck by lightening we came across our tents legs being broken and ripped off in to the wind. It also took our grill with it. Did I mention on this trip my grandpa also broke his ribs trying to water ski....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Wind, Lake]

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Melinda Smith 's ' Melinda '

- ... Melinda is the fourth oldest child out of seventeen, but her mother’s first. Her father is married to three wives. In her culture, men can marry as many wives as they please, as long as they have money. Her mother was the second wife, her father married. The first wife had five children, her mother had seven, and the third wife had five, by her father. Each wife and their children had a different house in the same community only a few blocks away from each other. The community raised she and her other sibling; the community helps raise each other children....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Marriage, Mother]

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My Grandmother Lost The Animals

- ... This happened in the early 1970s when my father and his two sisters were just little, between the ages of two and five. My grandmother volunteered around the city but never worked full time so she stayed home to take care of the kids, and my grandfather worked every day as a carpenter. It was my grandfather who wanted to have the animals the most. My grandmother liked having them, but if it was up to her, they probably would have just stuck to a dog. Since my grandfather was the main caretaker for the animals, every morning before he would leave for work, he would go out to the barn and feed every single one of them so that my grandmother wouldn’t have to do it later and she could just f...   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Horse, Livestock]

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My Grandfather Was A Father

- ... I tried to be there for my grandfather as much as I could, but I did not get a chance to see my grandfather often; he lived in Florida with my grandmother and only came to New York around the holidays or during a major family event. I talked to him on the phone every Sunday, and it was during these phone calls that I got to share every event of my life with him. It was easy for me to push the thought of his cancer to the back of my mind since I did not see him as much. Even still, the weariness in his voice grew more persistent with each weekly phone call....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Chemotherapy, Father]

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Interview Questions On Family Roots

- ... Grandma Karen informed me that she had always wanted to become a nurse from a very young age and she was very pleased to have accomplished her dream. The most memorable moments for her were when her family would meet up for holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. Grandma Karen told me that she lived in a very nice community which cared about their children so she was able to be in a lot of organizations and was able to have a lot of friend in the community. She said that her most memorable part of her house would have to be her back yard because she remembered going to play with her dogs and her friends....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Nursing, Parent]

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Interview With My Family Roots

- ... She told me that she was an only child and although she enjoyed the luxury of having her parents all to herself she did get lonely at times. Her father was very strict about dating and did not believe that there was anybody good enough for her. Miss Karen stated she did not have many chores she just had to make sure her room was clean, she cleaned the dishes, feed the dogs and just make sure that the house was not very messy. She informed me that she had always wanted to become a nurse from a very young age and she was very pleased to have accomplished her dream....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Nursing, Parent]

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The Day My Grandfather Died

- ... He was going to a wedding in town. When he left the house, he looked completely normal. He was wearing his cowboy outfit as usual, boots, and texana. Nobody made a big deal, we were used to him going out and never taking his family with him. Besides, his parents and siblings had already talked to him about his behavior multiples times and had already try to get him to act as a grown-up man. However, after the years they gave up, not knowing the misfortune he would cause within his own family....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Aunt, Sibling]

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An Organization That Can Help People 's Stories And How Their Lives And Development Were Affected

- ... Mom was the one who got angry first and then told Dad what had happened. Dad was in charge of the discipline. 3. The first significant choice that I made in my life was the decision to not go away to college. Dad didn’t think that it was important for a girl to go to college. Mom had a different point of view. She wanted me to go away to school. Because she didn’t go away to college, she never finished her education. She felt trapped that she never had the opportunity to go away. She had also thought that if she went away to college she would have finished her education....   [tags: Family, Mother, Marriage, Grandparent]

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My Father And Mother By Liam And Elizabeth Taylor

- ... He started the business a few years earlier, so that his sons could have an income when older. The business specialized in river rafting and boating adventures in lakes and the ocean. My father was a popular guide because he liked to take risks, it was his personality. My father grew up in a home watching his father, my grandpa Wesley, have an extramarital affair. When World War II started my grandpa was sent to be stationed in a lighthouse in Illinois for the Coast Guard. He was in charge of watching for enemies who may have crossed through Canadian Waters....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Marriage]

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Analysis Of Lenny 's ' Deformed Ovary '

- ... Old Granddaddy, after the death of his wife consumed him with loneliness, convinced Lenny that her primary role in life was to take over the home that he and Old Grandmama lived in; however, in his deteriorating health, Lenny has also become a mother figure to Old Granddaddy. After her grandfather became very ill, Lenny moved the cot into the kitchen to “hear him at night if he needed something,” much like a new mother would stay close to a sleeping child (Henley 14). Old Granddaddy has dragged her from her bed to sleep in the kitchen so that she may be accessible at all times; therefore, Lenny has downsized her home without ever moving....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Love, Child]

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Life Outside The Womb- Trust Vs. Mistrust-

- ... We positioned the chairs like seats on a bus or car; we would pretend that we were traveling/driving to places like on a school bus, stores, and amusement parks. My eldest sister, Ronnida was always the designated driver. Tenacious Toddler 3 -5 Circa 1992, after returning home from the grocery store with my mother and sisters, we quickly noticed we were robbed of our clothes and televisions. Despite our state of shock, it appeared my mother knew who took our belongings. Almost immediately, we got back in the car and drove to what many people consider a “Crack House.” Fearful of possible outcomes, with courage, my mother entered, glanced the room, and stated, “ I do not know what my husba...   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Sibling]

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The Origins Of The And Family Structure

- ... Every weekend every member of the family would join in a big circle to talk about what is going on in society. They placed their chair 's one next to the other, and they would talk for hours. During my childhood, I tried to make sense of this behavior but never could. As a child growing up in a large Hispanic family, I embraced some of the values, practices, and even incorporated some aspects of the culture into my identity. That side of the family exclusively celebrated Christmas and Thanksgiving....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Sibling, Mother]

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What Does Differentiates Individuals From One Another?

- ... This specific side of the family was very integrated and dependent on one another. It seems that since a good portion of them migrated together, they experienced the acculturation process together and relied on each other for social support. Due to this cultural challenge of migration they started a little tradition. Every weekend every member of the family would join in a big circle to talk about what is going on in society. They placed their chair 's one next to the other, and they would talk for hours....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Sibling, Mother]

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What I Know About My Family

- ... I agree with these statements and findings. My mother saw her mother divorce and witnessed the rise and fall of my grandmother’s relationships, including the one with her father. This affected her on some level and caused her to have some unhealthy relationships over her own. I can remember having many “uncles” and future “new daddies”. I believe my mother learned and carried with her the idea that she had to have a man and that a marriage full of discord was normal and that divorce was inevitable....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Marriage]

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Sexual Masculinity And Their Hegemonic Masculinity

- ... According to my grandmother, she was a predestined parent, similar to those mentioned in Stacey’s book Unhitched, as she always anticipated that she would one day become a mother (Stacey). She said, “I always knew that I wanted to have kids of my own because I felt that the relationship between a mother and her kids were so special and unlike any other, and I was right.” She also explained that her decision to become a stay at home mother was inevitable, as she had four more boys after her first who were all within two years apart from each other in age....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Mother, Marriage]

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My Dad - Original Writing

- I remember it as it were yesterday, the morning of October 31 1986, I heard my dad’s voice early in the morning; “Mike, get up. Your grandpa died!” It was Friday morning and I was in the 5th grade at the time. My father decided to pull both me and my brother out of school. My mother wasn’t home. She had already gone up to the hospital with my grandmother. Evidently my grandfather dropped dead from a massive heart attack. In fact he was chopping firewood the day before and seemed perfectly healthy....   [tags: Family, Death, Life, Grandparent]

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Poverty Has Taught Me Patience

- ... My mother gave me a used life sized care bear, and a used Beauty And The Beast V.C.R. tape. I was delighted as a 7 year old kid, on christmas day, because I knew it was a challenge for my mom to buy us not only essentials, but especially gifts. On my fifteenth birthday was one of my most happiest days of that year. That was the birthday that my mother had given me a hundred dollar bill. I had never seen anywhere close to that kind of money at that age. I also got a pair of light blue converse that I had been wanting all year from a family friend, whom I had considered to be like an an aunt to me....   [tags: Family, Mother, Gift, Grandparent]

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I Am A Great Person

- ... While my father grew up in that pueblo he met my mother Elizabeth Banda, she was born in Monterrey Nuevo Leon as well. When my father met my mother he started growing up with her family as well and he met my mom’s grandma which her name was Esperanza. He would love to go to my mom’s grandma’s house because she would make the best gorditas and food from the vegetables she would grow in the fields. My father after a long time got married to my mom and then decided to start a family. When my father and mother were married he decided to cross the border with some of my other uncles from the family and my grandfather....   [tags: Family, Mother, Monterrey, Grandparent]

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