When breakfast was over Ice and Racine would catch the 15 bus to her mother’s job on Lake Merritt. Once there -Racine customarily hid in the dark stairwell leading up to her mother’s workplace until the coast was clear for her to enter the lunch room to color in a book one of her mother’s friends had given her. From age 11 to 25 Racine Medina Starr would work diligently not to repeat the shameful life her mother had struggled with. The next day when ICE Medina snuck into Racine’s father’s wedding to Dana, it was the first time Racine gauged the differences between the haves and the haves-not. As an 11-year old Racine witnessed her mother’s struggles never understanding the full capacity of poverty, until ICE was diagnosed
During P.E class in my fourth grade year, Adria had smashed my head into the bleachers. We were getting ready to play dodge ball my favorite game in P.E. I was very happy that day too because I was going over to my best friend Gage’s house after school. We were sitting up in the bleacher waiting for Mr. B to pick teams and I was bored so I started to mess with Adria. I guess I started to spit on her and she started to get mad and told me to stop but I didn’t and kept doing it so she smashed my head into the bleachers.
“That was the thing about the hospital. You never had to worry about running out of stuff like food or ice or even chewing gum. I would have been happy staying in that hospital forever” (Walls 12). • Jeannette Walls had been taken to the hospital at the age of three years old with horrible burns after trying to boil hot dogs. This situation was quite ironic as most children would be scared or anxious, but Walls was optimistic and enraptured by the simple pleasures and basic necessities provided at the hospital.
It was a regular day with me and my friend Lexie. We were just doing tricks on the trampoline when her mom came out and said, “Lexie, start to get ready for the haunted bus ride.” “I will! Hey Mom, can Joey come with us please?” Lexie asked her mother “That’s fine just get ready,” her mother answered back. So I hurried home to ask my parents got some money and ran back over ready to go. On the way up Lexie told about all the little things that we could do then she told me about the main event..
He worked at a cash register at a small suburban towns store about 5 minutes away from the beach, right in the middle of town. “ In walks these three girls in nothing but bathing suits ” ( Updike 1013 ). One is the obvious leader ( Sammy mentally nicknames her Queenie ) because she is the leader/queen of her two friends that just seem to follow her around and stand in her shadow. They came into the store, looked around, went and asked Mcmahon at the meat counter something, got the item they needed and then came up to purchase the one item. That one item her mom requested her to get was Kingfish Fancy Herring snacks in pure sour cream.
We’d hung out a couple times when we were younger, but that was it. She’d practically just saved me from the group of “cool kids”,though, who no longer really seemed that cool, and for that, I felt that I owed her something, so I stayed by her desk until the bell rang. The short time we spent together before class started flew by. As it turns out, Sally rode the Top Thrill Dragster this weekend as well, and she said that she was really scared too. Sally is actually really awesome, much cooler than Kristy or the rest of her group, and she
Her neighbor was driving to her mother’s house in Reading, Pennsylvania and offered for Carol to come along. Without any other choice, she agreed to go along. “Before I even left my neighbor’s house, the man came again and told us that we needed to leave immediately because the creek was overflowing.” After running to her trailer and grabbing her purse, she jumped in her neighbor’s car. They started to drive to Reading. “I was grateful to have my neighbor driving because I was incredibly scared.
JANE JACOBS- “PAPER ON USES OF SIDEWALKS: SAFETY” Jane Jacobs , that “little old lady in tennis shoes”, who shook the white collar planners of the American cities, had written the book “life and Death of Great American cities”, which was published in 1960. I started reading this essay “Uses of sidewalks: Safety” from that book when I was in my first year and I was so moved and it was so amazing to read about planning which was completely different. This essay really looks at how the crowded neighborhoods were actually a very safe places for the children to play. The most famous phrase was “eyes on the street”, which basically meant that the city becomes livable due to the communities and their neighborhood and the “street ballet” that goes on the street due the
Haunted to Relief When I was 12 I sat in my family’s typical maroon red soccer mom van. There were sports bags everywhere, graham crackers shoved in the cracks of the seats and the sound of my 3 little brothers screaming along to the radio. That day at school one of my friends told me they were going out with the guy everyone knew I had had a crush on for the longest time. I sat in the car that day not singing along with my little brothers like I normally would have. My blonde haired blue eyed mother turned to me in the car and said, “I don’t know what happened today.
Have you ever wondered how does it feel like to stand up to an adult for what you believe one day while driving with my mother i like all the sudden had the courage to ask my mother for something i really wanted… plugs yes! Plugs One day i was with my older sister tiffany when i suddenly glanced at her ears and saw holes in them the size of a dime i liked it i asked her how are those done and she explained to me how so i just wonderd to my self if my mom would actually let me aquire them 3 days later i was in the car with my mother and i was as nervous as a baby chihuahua suddenly i had the courage to ask my mother i said excuse me mother i need to ask you somthing so i did it mm could i please get plugs like tiffanys just like any other
J. R. R. Tolkien always said, “ Not all those who wander are lost”, but that’s not always true for me. One day I was wandering around in Hy-Vee and got lost. Then,I couldn 't find my mom just because I was looking for something to eat. It was a normal day, like any other, when my mom and I went to Hy-Vee to get some grocery shopping done for the week. During the car ride there my mom and I were talking, and I said, “I’m hungry.
Casey’s brother Lee starts searching for were she could be. Casey reassured her family and friends that Caylee was safe and was staying with a Nanny. July 8th Casey took her friend, Amy, to the airport, after she dropped her friend off she stole multiple checks and went on multiple shopping spree’s draining her friend’s bank account for a week. On July 15th, Casey’s mother, Cindy, calls police to arrest her daughter on stealing family’s car and money. She also told police that her granddaughter may also be missing and that she got her daughters car and it smelled as if there was a dead body in it.
APiper dropped the paper bag on the granite kitchen counter, balancing her cell between her shoulder and the crook of her neck and continuing her conversation while she began unpacking the numerous bags of groceries. • You have to go with us, Diane - Piper protested into the phone while pushing almond milk into the fridge- Alex won’t enjoy her birthday if you aren’t there. • I’m sure Al with prefer to spend a romantic couple of days with her girlfriend – Diane replied sarcastically with a snort – than having her mother tag along. • We traveled a lot this year. – Piper coaxed – and you know how much Alex hates the cold.
Soon, Katelyn and Alyana moved in together, which made it easier for all of us to spend time together. At Bailey’s 12th birthday party, her best friends showed up. That night they all had the bright idea to go tee-pee Bailey’s father’s close friend, (Jeff Hughes), that was teasing the girls. Bailey’s mother drove them to the store, while the girls bought about 20 rolls of the cheapest toilet paper they could find. After they bought the toilet paper, the girls went to Jeff’s house.
In December, 2014, the actual day McClain left the University Hospital, the threatening / harassing phone calls began. She said the phone threats were accompanied by McClain physically following her. One evening while her daughter was cheerleading at Hickman High School McClain showed up and began staring at her daughter, then back at Brandy. She was so scared that she had to get an escort from the facility after the game because McClain was hanging around gymnasium. Another event occurred while she was shopping at Wal-Mart.