A couple of weeks ago I had the privileged to visit one of the most attractive and prestigious parks in Mississauga. This was amazing and entertaining, not only that, I had a wonderful experience. Quite a few of my fellow classmates played several games that taught me how to be an effective leader. Some of those games are; ‘Catch the Chicken’ for example, the team had divided into two groups, each person within the team that had the chicken have to throw it as far as he or she could to prevent the other team from catching the chicken. In the meantime, while they tried to catch the chicken; we made a circle and one person ran outside of the circle as fast as he or she could reach #21.
In chapter 12, I found it interesting that on their way to find a new carburetor they find carrots, chicken, and all the others supplies to cook the chicken all at one place. The scenery in these chapters were very vivid and made me feel as though I was in the story. For example, The curving bay with the waves creaming on the sand, the dunes country around seaside and right at the bottom of the hill, the
I was pushed down, wrestled with, and experienced cuts, bumps, and bruises just like one of the boys. We would have cookouts and bonfires with corn-on-the-cob and the best hamburgers and hot dogs. We would have birthday parties that were the best I can remember. And on hot summer days we would go down to the pool to swim and play on the playground. Our nights were full of little league baseball games under the bridge at Paul J. Sciullo Field watching the pony league games just waiting for one of the big kids to crack a ball so hard it would hit the bridge.
Do you you have any food?” I excitedly asked. “Ummmm, no,” she answered back. I turned a few steps to the left and smiled at my cousin. “So are you going to finish that turkey sandwich,” I mischievously smiled. “I don’t think so, I’m really full,” he said back like he had just eaten a whole turkey.
The Fourth of July The Fourth of July is a patriotic holiday celebrated each summer commemorating the young United States declaring its freedom from Britain. The most anticipated part of the whole holiday is the barbeque where families, neighbors, and friends gather. There is laughter and music as the fellowship begins and stories are told. People are scattered about relaxing on their brightly colored camping chairs talking, others are inside preparing the food, and finally there are a few manning the grill grilling the main course, juicy hamburgers and hot dogs grilled to perfection. Stomachs begin to grumble upon smelling the smoke from the grill dances under everyone’s nose, teasing them.
We saved a child from a life of hardship. Now he calls me “DAD”. This all started when I stood in line at a Wendy's, ordering my spicy chicken sandwich with a chili, and a Diet Coke. We both happened to notice the Dave Thomas poster promoting foster care. I looked at my spouse and commented, “What exactly is foster care?”.
My speech community is unique because of my Uncle Greg. The Jenkins community is mostly chicken loving, coke and sweet tea drinking, outdoor loving people. They go to church every Sunday, work every Monday to Thursday, and hunt and fish every Friday and Saturday. The men go and climb in their tree stands or go sit in their folding chairs in the wee hours of the morning and wait for the great catch. Many people know when Greg is fishing for he has this one phrase: "Gotta grab the glowies and hook 'em."
Kids playing in the green backyard as a father cooks steaks on the barbecue, people enjoying a day at the beach, and friends drinking ice cold glass bottles of Coca-Cola at a soda bar. These are the images we think of when we are asked to describe the type of lifestyle that many immigrants thought America would provide them with when they arrived in the United States. Coca-Cola’s glass cup has long been an icon of the United States, representing the promise of an untroubled and blissful lifestyle for the growing middle class, a promise which had encouraged many to come to the United States in search of a better life. In the 1950s, the glass Coca-Cola cup had become the well-known icon of the carefree lifestyles of Americans themselves, representing how joyous and relaxed life in the United States was. The 1950s was a time of no worries, where almost everyone could achieve a comfortable lifestyle and have the ability to afford caring for a family, and Coca-Cola sought to use this idea to
Next we went canoeing down the French Broad River. Once we all got started canoeing down the French Broad, it was much easier than when we had started.But we all enjoyed watching Mr.Flamini at the beginning and,Mac,Michel, and Nick at the end tip the canoe. Finally, we got to eat dinner and go to our cabins. The dinner was fried chicken with mashed potatoes and carrots. The chicken was a little dry, but the potatoes and carrots were nice and tasty.
As a result “we hauled in 8 northerns this morning”. I will remember the last northern I caught the most because I had a ton of pain in my back from the constant pressure of the 29 inch northern. Since we were done fishing we went back to the cabin and my mom and my grandma had prepared grilled chicken salads for lunch. The smell of freshly grilled chicken made my mouth water. Every bite was a tasty sensation.
A Fun Weekend with Austin This weekend my friend Austin and I attended the Bettendorf vs. Pleasant Valley football game as well as just hanging out with some more friends. Before the game started Austin and I chowed down on some delicious burgers and fries whiled we waited eagerly for the game to start. After the first play of the game, Austin and I thought it was going to be a blow out because the Bettendorf kick returner ran it 80 yards to the Pleasant Valley 15 yard-line. After he was tackled Austin and I looked in awe because it was a very impressive run.
Another time at school, Ralph was forced to ride a hard-bucking donkey, was sent flying off, and skinned his face. These were avoidable painful experiences. The Moodys shouldn 't have moved because of the sad things that happened while in Colorado, the close calls Ralph would have, and the painful things that happened to Ralph and his family. This move greatly affected the Moody family, because if they stayed in New Hampshire, many tragedies could have