I still remember July 31, 2015 like it was yesterday. I was lying in bed at five in the morning, contemplating the day I had ahead of me on a warm summer morning. Hearing a knock on my bedroom door, my mom walked in and whispered that she was leaving for the hospital with my dad. All I could manage to do was hug her. My mom was scheduled to be induced to have my youngest brother, Andrew.
My final stop on my memory tour is down the hall in my parents’ bedroom. I came in here early every morning and woke them up. As I look out the windows, I can see the pool where my sister spent most of her time on an inner tube trying to get as dark as she could, while I would swim along the bottom, looking for my make-believe treasures. At night, the deck became our place to relax and
I lost one of these best friends before I had the chance to live a full life by her side, the youngest of the three of us was Brittany Rose. Brittany was called home to the Lord’s arms when she we were 3, nearly 4 when she slipped into our swimming pool while no one was watching and she drowned. My heart aches thinking of her and the times and memories we never got to share, I can only imagine the difference in my life had she lived, but her presence is never absent from family holidays and in every family portrait we take, unintentionally, a space is left open right where she would be. My only memory that I hold onto dearly that I can recall on my own, though it is faint, is putting a stuffed animal in her casket at her grave site as my mother walked with us, staying strong for her baby girls while bearing the loss of a child. Days will come and pass when I think of her and I can only wonder what it’ll be like to see her in heaven and for my mama, to have all her babies back with her
(Adeline) Jun-ling Yen is an eight-year-old girl, living in Shanghai with her parents. In the beginning of Chapter 11, her father and stepmother return, after three months away – Adeline and her other sibling spent this time joyous and more carefree than when her parents were home. In addition, a close friend of Adeline’s Aunt – Mrs Huang, gave ducklings as presents for all of the children. At home, Jun-ling was maltreated and usually got the end of the stick – in this case, she was given the smallest and scrawniest duckling, but she made a decision to look after it well – she spent her weekends digging up worms for it. One dinnertime, Adeline’s father decided to see how well their dog, Jackie’s, obedience lessons were going, as they were
I’ve heard it said that it usually takes about one month for every three that you were together, but that’s not always the case. In the popular movie “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” it only took Peter Bretter one month, a trip to Hawaii, and a spontaneous hotel desk assistant to get over his newly disbanded 5-year relationship with the popular Television star, Sarah Marshall. Forgetting Sarah Marshall was a romcom, or romantic comedy, that came out in 2008. This “chick flick” in my opinion is quite possibly the best breakup film of all time. I personally watch it after ever failed attempt at human companionship to boost my confidence in high hopes that life after a breakup will get better.
Playing for Keeps is an exceptional novel written by Joan Lowery Nixon. Rosie and Glory have a relationship that is as close as two people can be without being actually related. Rosie, a 16 year old girl, develops a retlationship with Glory, who inevitably takes her on a cruise. Glory is significantly older than Rosie, so she refers to her as her “Grandma”. Most of the story takes place on a cruise ship at sea.
On a few occasions, she actually claims to eat it every day and never gets sick of it. Number Seven: Climbing the Ladder As she started out, the young girl starred mostly in television commercials. Her big break came when M. Night Shyamalan cast her to play Mel Gibson's daughter in the the blockbuster hit
Daisy Speranza. She is my age and I have known her since middle school. I use the word “known” loosely because in the six years we’ve known each other we couldn’t’ve said more than 20 words to each other. The longest conversation we ever had with Daisy was when she got knocked over in the hall and I helped her pick her books up. She said thanks with a timid laugh I said no problem with the same timid laugh.
Well ladies, we have come a long way in the world haven 't we? Fifty years ago women were slaves to the domestic scene, expected to marry straight out of college and have three children by the time they were 30. Women stayed in the house cleaning, cooking and taking care of the children while their husbands were off earning the money. In addition, they could have never imagined themselves doing anything more extreme or exciting than knitting or playing cards with the neighbors down the street every Saturday night. Fast forward to present day where women are achieving goals never before imagined and participating in sports a woman fifty years ago could never have envisioned partaking in.
The now infamously famous portrait by Picasso was not appreciated by anyone at the time except by Picasso himself. Alice describes Gertrude Stein’s home; at 27 rue de Fleurus, of two stories with a pavilion and four bedrooms. In the year 1914, Stein added a hallway to the pavilion where guest either rang the doorbell of the pavilion or knocked on the door of the hallway, but Alice was allowed to do both. On Saturday evenings at Gertrude Stein’s home, everyone was invited to dinner cooked by Helene and everyone who was invited went to Stein’s dinner, Alice included. Helene was one of the best maids of that day and made it a requirement of all cooks to be able to cook the perfect soufflé.
“Maria Padian was born in New York, but when she was five years old she moved to “the country” which was New Jersey in 1960. She grew up on an acre of land and was allowed to roam with her brother.” ( Padian) Both of her parents immigrated to the U.S. “Her father was Irish and her mother Spanish. She didn’t even learn English until she was five years old. Maria Padian says that her mother was like J.Lo, beautiful, a great dancer, and a lot of fun. Maria’s mother would not buy her any toy she wanted but would buy her any book she wanted.” (Padian) This led to Maria’s big imagination.
In fact, the only character who is in full view is Rose Mary, because she has humbly come to terms with her lowly homeless status in New York. Jeanette begins the path to acceptance after her father, Rex, passes away. Five years later, she invites her mother into her home during Thanksgiving. This act unifies her past and present by literally bringing
She only had 7th and 8th grade in her middle school so it was a lot smaller that it is now. “We only had an orchestra, crafts class, and a home EC class.” “We would have a school dance almost every month. All the girls would get to the bathroom after 7th period and spray our hair and put on makeup.” Then after dances, they would get a quarter and call their parents on the wall phone. Some people that influenced Janelle’s life is her Mom, “she was always so kind and really made me who I am today.” Michael Jackson, “he was what we all listened to in my highschool years.” My friends, “they really shaped my attitude and who I am today.” Her first job was at her dad’s optometry office. “ I worked there over the summer and made ok money for the times I would go out with my friends.” A few of her other jobs were in college.
Throughout the night, Mary dreamt of Bill . Her mind raced through memories from the first time their eyes met, how those sweet blue eyes sparkled when he laughed, and how they were in love and drifted apart. She also remembered 4 years ago, when she had seen him while away on business in Orlando, Florida. She thought it had been destiny at the time, seeing each other thousands of miles away from their original homes and being in the same hotel. Mary never told her husband that she had seen her ex-boyfriend Bill that night, or that they had shared the warmth of their bodies with each other in Room 302.