Essay Biography Of My Grandfather

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As my grandfather invited me into his study, I scanned his workplace. It seemed to be an organised mess. His bookshelves were brimming with books, and his table was piled with his papers, books and diaries. He invited me to make myself comfortable on his bed, and told me to go ahead and start interviewing him.

My grandfather tells me that he was born on the 21st of July, 1950, at 11.50 a.m., into a very dedicated, hard-working, and honest family. His grandfather was an uneducated landlord, with a married uneducated daughter. Her husband was a military personnel. Maybe this is where my grandfather got his discipline from. In his village, there was no school for him and his cousins to go to, and thus, his grandad built them a school. He recalls that school life then was way more carefree and jolly, compared to now. He said that they only learnt the 4 basic Mathematical
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Luckily, his father’s close friends advised him to join a better school. He then went with his mother to be enrolled into a private school.

‘Work hard and aim for the moon, so that even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars’

Yes, it may be a cliche, but this was also my grandfather’s mantra. He worked very hard to get good grades. He did not want to let himself down; he wanted to make his parents proud. With good grades, he went on to a better, prestigious school to continue his education journey. My grandfather becomes nostalgic, and tells me more about his friends. Although he regrets not being as close to them as he had hoped to, he feels that he does share good memories with them.

I then glanced over and found a photograph of him and his sisters. Joy and happiness were radiating from their faces, and their smiles were contagious. I beamed a smile unconsciously, and I looked at my grandfather. His eyes were twinkling, and he told me more about his family
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