Annie Mckiinny Research Paper

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Annie Lee McKinney was born on June 23, 1944 in Savannah Georgia to Larcy and Sidney McKinney. Annie was the youngest of 12 children. Unfortunately, Annie’s mother died when she was a little girl. Being that Annie was the youngest of 2 girls and 9 she was raised by her maternal grandparents. Even though Annie was raised by her grandparents she remained close to her siblings because the lived across the street from each other. Annie attended Arthur E. Beach High School in Savannah, Georgia but she dropped out in the 9th grade to take care of her nieces and nephews while her older brothers and sister’s worked. When she was 17 years old Annie gave birth to her first child, a little girl. Annie’s aunt and uncle told her that they would help her raise the baby because she was young at the time but they took the child, …show more content…

After my grandmother’s sister died about 2 years ago, I started calling and visiting my grandmother a little more because I realized that she is not going to be here forever. While I can agree that aging is fabulous, I just want to cherish the time that I have with her. My grandmother’s advice to young people really makes my emotional. Out of all of her children and grandchildren, I will be the first to graduate college. It is amazing to think about how I have the opportunity to graduate college and my grandmother never graduated high school and learned to read at the age of 50. Aging is a journey one which leads to really find and become comfortable with our true selves. As I age and as I watch my grandmother age, I have realized that time has a way of changing people. What think was impossible to conquer becomes possible over time. The material possessions that we once value just become small things. What matters the most is family and our faith. I was afraid of aging, I still am but with aging comes understanding, acceptance, clarity and in my opinion that is a beautiful

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