She spent extended periods of time with her beloved great-grandchildren, teaching them all manners of hobbies and crafts. (Heifner) Although she was often ill and had several medical issues in her later years, she insisted on carrying out family traditions, such as the giving of quilts and crocheted blankets to expecting family members. (Heifner) When she passed on, she was remembered by her family as kind, caring, and fair. (Heifner)
She spent her days in the house trying to take care of her siblings. Ms. Arnie did the housework and decided to take the stress off her mother as the oldest sibling. “ The
When she moved to America she found a husband she loved very much and together they adopted a child. However, he died and she missed him for the rest of his life. She was left with a child who sure as hell did not appreciate her for the woman she was. Despite all of this, she loved life and was full of love. She taught me, indirectly, that no matter your circumstances in life, you have every reason to be happy still.
At a very young age she was taught manners and how to respect her elders. She and her older sister attended church gatherings with their grandmother. It was quite boring for young girls that had no place in speaking unless spoken too. For small children and
They would go to the gym for PE and play basketball. For lunch, because she was from a poor family, they took biscuits and scrambled egg sandwiches. She never had a cafeteria system during her schooling. She was taught reading, writing, and arithmetic. They did not have religion as a core subject, but a volunteer missionary came once a week and taught Bible stories.
Throughout her childhood, Jeannette Walls suffers many disturbing events. From being pulled out of the hospital by her dad to being touched inappropriately by a stranger, Walls takes on a lot at a fairly young age. Along with her forager lifestyle, her parents were also negligent and abusive. Because of Walls’ terrible upbringing, it might be anticipated that her future life would be just as terrible. However, it would be absurd to believe that one is the product of their upbringing. It is, in fact, most definitely possible to have a successful life after going through a rough childhood. Phillip Bartlett states, “I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant; it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.”
She is the type of mother that would never miss any event that her three children were engaged in even if they were simultaneously, the type of person to overcome the busy schedule of being a single mother, attending nursing school full-time, working full-time that still had the time to teach Sunday School at church. Growing up with such a phenomenal role model, I developed many of her enthusiasms. I challenge myself every day simply by learning something new, as well as coming to the realization that the idea of giving back to the community in exchange for the sense of
Rosa Louise McCauley was the eldest of two children born in February 4, 1913. Her parents were Leona Edwards and James McCauley. Leona, her mother, worked as a teacher, and James, her father, worked as a carpenter. They lived in Alabama where she was born in the city of Tuskegee. Later, Rosa moved where she was raised and grew up most of her life on her grandparents farm in Pine Level, Alabama.
She loved to offer advice on every issue we discussed. She would start with, “I remember when my friend Dee…” and the advice would turn into a funny story involving her friends or eleven brothers and sisters. I began to look forward to our nightly talks. Asking her about growing up in the “olden days” gave me a whole new perspective on her. She, like me, was the oldest girl.
She showed all African American women and men that they can achieve the impossible and have an intelligent mind like everyone else. Even African American poets from today like Alice Walker found her as an inspiration. In one of her poems about being brought to america, she perfectly summarizes what the struggle was being a slave that is equal to everyone
Sally Ride was the first American woman in space. She is also known for being the youngest person sent into orbit. Sally was born May 26, 1951 to Carol Anderson and Dale Ride in Encino, Los Angeles, CA. As a child Ride showed natural athletic ability. She loved sports. Ride played tennis, volleyball, and softball but tennis always seemed to be her favorite. She was so good at tennis that she won a partial scholarship to Westlake Schools for girls. This is a prep school in LA. She graduated in 1968.
Edith Lucille Howard (1885-1960) was a painter, illustrator, and Director of the Wilmington Academy of Art and the Delaware Art Center. A descendant of Henry Howard, one of the founders of Hartford, Connecticut, she was born in Bellow Falls, Vermont, and moved with her family to Wilmington, Delaware. Edith attended the Philadelphia School of Design for Women and subsequently won two postgraduate trips to Europe, thus beginning her lifetime love of travel. She maintained a studio in New York while teaching at Grand Central Art Galleries and School of Art, and she also taught at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (which later became Moore College of Art). She spent her weekends in Wilmington, Delaware, where she became an administrator
Liza Lou was born in 1969 in New York City but was raised in the city of Los Angeles. She is a contemporary artists who does a lot of sculpture for her art work in the past years. Her plan in her creation of the art work is to recruit many unemployed artisans to help her with her art with laying down all the beadwork that is needed in most of her pieces. In 2002, Lou had won a $500,000 genius grant from the MacArthur Foundation which has been used to create many of her bead works. This is how she has been able to create all her crazy creations and has a lot more ideas to show to the public. Her sculptures are now recognized and prized by the world top collectors. When Lou first began to put beads in her abstract painting, her teachers, and
Brittany Cavallaro states, “We’ve always been harder on girl geniuses than their counterparts, especially when that genius isn’t neat and tidy, polite and professional...This is where I began building the character of Charlotte Holmes.” I believe that this statement is very true. In the book A Study in Charlotte, Charlotte Holmes is the girl genius and has to prove herself to society. Although Charlotte’s overtaking intelligence is her main quality in the book, she has many other redeeming qualities that make her the confident and smart person she is.