“The Black Walnut Tree”, by Mary Oliver, represents strong family values and tradition very well. The poem is about a dilemma going on in a household that is built on land that has a rich history of this family’s tradition. The daughter and mother are having a debate about whether or not they should sell the monstrous but withering walnut tree their ancestors planted decades ago. If they sold this tree they could pay off their mortgage. So what is holding them back?
2. However, with all the award and promotion, my salary as a cook was barely enough to the ever growing needs of my family. For this reason, I tried looking for opportunities abroad, which most Filipinos do, to escape poverty and bring a better future to their families. Sometime in August 2013, I applied for a job in Kuwait and I was fortunate to get accepted. As a courtesy to my company, I informed my manager ahead of time in order for them to search for a possible replacement for my position.
Within two weeks of Norma’s birth Gladys gave her over to a foster family sixteen miles away. Gladys gave her away for different factors. Firstly, she wanted to place the baby into a decent family because she couldn’t give up her job and there would have been nobody who could take care of Norma, while she worked and secondly, her restless, nomadic life was unsuitable for mothering.
In the story Out of Business we find that the relationship between Rama Rao and his wife is shaken by economic crisis. We see here Rama Rao’s wife plays the role of a financial minister of her house. When her husband had a job they lived in a bungalow. But when he lost his job, she “sent away the cook and the servant; withdrew the children from fashionable nursery school and sent them to a free primary school” (Narayan, Malgudi Days, p.91-92). They left the bungalow and moved to a small house.
With regards, about college being a major discussion that people often talk about, I decided to interview my mother who was a college drop out due to a family issues. At 18 my mother attended University Of The West Indies in Trinidad, she studied Medical and Sciences for two years until my grandmother got sick;having no one to take care of her mother, my mother returned home and took care of her. As the interview continued I asked my mother what stopped her from getting a college degree here in America she replied. “College here is expensive, I wouldn 't want to attend college now, I know the skills I don 't need to learn any new one’s. College turned into a scam because back in my day when you went to college you actually got to experience different things, you learned about the world, not just what you need to get through another day at work”.
And that at 80 years old, my father continue with his hard labor at the farm as a tenant. My mother was just a fulltime home maker, tending all of us seven children. Due to financial difficulties, I was forced to stop schooling and I never stepped in collegiate level. I know it’s against their will, but there was no other option then for me but to stop schooling. But it was even more painful for me to see my aging parents in impoverished situation, I wanted to help-out with the expenses but there was no opportunity coming
Almost two years ago, my mom injured her leg while at work. My aunt took her straight to the doctor, but they didn’t do much help. The company my mom worked for paid the expenses and promised her a job when she recovered. As soon as my mom felt recovered, she went back to work. However, her job required her to walk from building to building.
My mom finished elementary school and high school, but never went to college, I'm sure my mom wanted to go to college, but couldn't so she's pushing my sister and I to do well in high school and graduate so that we can go to college and get good paying jobs. Another difficult event my mother went through was when my mom lost her job and she was home all the time cleaning and cooking dinner before we got home and since my mom lost her job we were on food stamps so we would get a certain amount every week and we had to spend it wisely and had to try to get everything we really needed and forget about things we didn't necessarily need. For the holidays my mom signed up for this thing called Santa GIrls where she had to write me and my sisters names and our age and every Christmas ladies would could to our door with a bag full of toys that was meant for kids our age to play with I was happy that my mom did what she could to get gifts for my sister and I because we were in a difficult time. A terrible thing happened this year and my mom was really really
They all moved to an area which they called Paslow Falls which is in Bullet tree Falls. My great grandfather was born, he married a Belizean young lady and they had four children and one of them was my grandfather. My grandfather fell in love with my grandmother they both shared twelve children whom one of them is my mother. My great great grandmother decided to go back to her origins but on her way back she couldn’t make it to Puebla Mexico so she started living in Veracurz Mexico after a couple years living there she passed away. On the
My grandmother was on her own at 14, being kicked out of her house by her abusive mother, and managed to stay in school and graduate. When she was 18 she bought a house to raise her siblings and later in her late 20 's she was homeless again. Her husband abused her and she escaped with her young son to live in their van. My experience and those of the women I admire so much, showed me my education will open my life to opportunity and a life of sustainability. I decided I didn’t want to be homeless, struggling to live day by day, or dependent on anyone ever again to have a home or security.