We were frequently relocating from house to house and I could never permanently call a place “my home.” I had to share a room with my brother and sister and every morning, at six o’clock I woke up to do chores. I was constantly cleaning the bathroom, washing the dishes and folding clothes and at school, no matter how hard I tried, I struggled to understand the teachers. People regularly asked where my mother was, which made question if she was ever coming back for me. Every Thursdays, my siblings and I each had at least ten minutes to speak with her and when it was my turn, I heard her peaceful voice, almost as if she was right next to me. Just when I thought I lost hope, she would say she was coming soon, but when time ran out, all my feelings of hopelessness came back.
2:00PM TC Tracie Hope OT from Missouri First about Ms. Virgie Lee Cooper. Tracie stated that she has only worked Ms. Virgie for a short time and she lives alone. There is no caregiver in the home and Virgie does her own housework and cooking until she slip on a rug hurting her leg/no fracture. Tracie commented Ms. Virgie daughter has been concerns about her not eating and paying her bills on time. Tracie explained Ms. Cooper stated her daughter is always in her business she can take care of herself and don 't need anyone but God.
In “ Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates, the main character Connie in a way does not have both of her parents. Connie has a father who could honestly care less about her and what she does. The author shows this when she says, “ Their father works a lot and rarely talks to his daughter's.” The story shows that the father is involved when Connie's best girl friends father drives them to the shopping plaza. Connies father was always and work and when he came home all he wanted was his supper. Then he would read the newspaper
That is the cycle that most children’s families in the story are stuck in. Sylvia, the main character, Sugar, her cousin, and Junior, Sylvia's sibling, all live together with Sylvia's Aunt Gretchen while their mothers were "in a la-de-da apartment up the block having a good ole time" (Bambara 280), most likely meaning that their parents had effectively left the family, and were not providing for their children. There is no age given for Aunt Gretchen, but given the circumstances, one could not expect her to be able to provide for three children by herself. Sylvia described the other residents of their apartment as "winos who cluttered up our parks and pissed on our handball walls and stank up our hallways and stairs so you couldn't halfway play hide-and-seek without a goddamn gas mask" (Bambara 279), showing that the residents are bad
The narrative poem “The Meal” by Suzanne E. Berger focuses on imagery and screams at me because my mother lived in foster homes from the age of eight until she got married at the age of fifteen. I cannot assume this is a foster home, but I can relate it to some of the homes my mother lived in. I only say it inspired me due to always feeling the need to help under privileged children. The children in this poem is wanting attention from someone and needs food. You can tell by their silence and awkwardness at the dinner table they knew they were not allowed to speak up or ask for anything.
Judy suppressed everything she felt, never confronting Danny. She played it all off, avoiding the drama she might cause. It was after a week of living with the man she most desired and his girlfriend that she finally decided she could bear it no longer. Danny and his girlfriend were setting up the table for dinner as they called for Judy to come join them. When moments passed with no answer from her, Danny entered Judy’s room, “Her desk chair had been pulled out and right above it she swayed, hung to the ceiling.
No other occasion was special enough, then her husband died right before their twenty-fifth anniversary and the tablecloth has been in a trunk ever since. The tablecloth reminded her of her late husband which she didn’t want to think about. Another special object to Mrs. Leonardo was the old book her mother used to read to her every night.” My mother read this book to my sister and I every night before bed. I thought she had it.” This book reminds Mrs. Leonardo of her late mother and her sister, who she has not talked to since their mother died. This book has so many great memories, but has also caused a lot of fighting.
Garp and Helen have been married for 11 years. The gender roles in their marriage are reversed from what the “normal” family is like. Garp cooks, cleans, takes care of the kids and the house, and even worries about his kids like mothers do. Helen, on the other hand, doesn’t do anything besides working. She’s the bread winner.
Her family never had a lot of money and she often had to fend for herself and take care of her siblings. Her mother never worked and her father never held a steady job and was an alcoholic. Jeannette worked in her childhood, began cooking her own meals at the age of three, and did everything that she could to leave the dying town she was in to search for a better life in New York. She taught herself how to be independent and worked hard to overcome all of the obstacles that were in her way. The characters in this book faced a lot of poverty and their health was affected by this.
The quote started off at “None of us ate together,” so I assumed Aunt Gladys cooked four different meals at different times. This gets proven just before when Neil discusses about introducing himself to Brenda Patimkin. He says, “I’ll introduce myself” then followed up with Aunt Gladys’ response with “Casanova.” Then bringing it back to Neil stating, “and went back to preparing my uncle’s dinner (4).” This shows that Aunt Gladys plays a role as a caretaker. She works around the house to take care of her family, such as feeding them every night and cooking dinner at certain times. In addition, Neil mentions that “Life was a throwing off for poor Aunt Gladys, her greatest joys were taking out the garbage, emptying her pantry, and making threadbare