To me, this “creolization” of Christianity and African tradition was a means to keep a piece of the slaves’ original religious background alive. This creolization was also a means of an identifier while being stripped of their African identity. In the beginning of the book, Raboteau describes the traditions and cultures of Africans; the “spirit possession,” the dance, and the emotion they experienced as they praised and worshipped their many gods. In addition, he talks about the pressure of “Salt-water” Africans to convert and adopt new traditions. Because of this pressure “seasoned” slaves put on “salt-water” slaves, forced conversion to American slavery customs was inevitable.
When ever Bernard would cook chicken he would use every seasoning in the cabante, and Demi couldn’t cook so he relied on ubereats heavily. Since Demi didn’t cook he didn’t have a set menu for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Bernard would drink this drink of malta powder any time he didn’t have time for a proper meal, and he was in medical school so that was all the time. My roommate Jessica, who’s American, ate lots of prepackaged foods, with high sugar and sodium content. Where I ate things that were fresh.
Another weakness for Steven is the microwave meals, because he had to eat microwave meals all the time when his mom went to Pennsylvania for Jeffrey’s treatment. The only thing he ate was microwave meals, other than for breakfast because his father didn’t know how to cook. This led to Steven eating this for several months until the few days his mother and brother were home. Although Steven
I attempted to eat some mashed potatoes, hoping that they wouldn’t cause me to puke, but as I felt bile rising in my throat, I wisely thought that it would be better if I didn’t attempt to eat anything else for the rest of the evening. For the rest of the night, I watched my relatives put the glorious food on their plates, and stuff their mouths with dessert with their insatiable appetite, and I repeatedly asked my parents if we could go home so I could wallow in peace. After what seemed like eons, my parents agreed to bring me home. Because I didn’t eat any Thanksgiving food, I sulked in the car all the way home. Little did I know that my day would soon worsen and take a turn for the worse… When we pulled up to our home, I felt the unmistakable nausea return, and I quickly made a run to the nearest toilet.
The pan was too heavy for me to lift when it was full of water, so I’d put a chair next to the sink. Then I’d turn on the stove, and when the water was boiling, I’d drop in the hot dogs.” (Walls 10,11). Particularly, they questioned how it is that she could use the stove at such a young age and she explained that her mother believed she was “mature for [her] age and let [her] cook for [herself] a lot” (Walls 11). At such a young age, most parents would not risk their child to cook a meal for themselves involving fire and electricity for the most part, or at least without their assistance. But Jeannette Walls did, it was a part of not being treated like the “fragile flower”, but growing up and learning in experience.
‘Hey rookie, we made it a cakewalk.’ Or asked things like ‘Hey, where you from – Detroit?’ When I saw men with one leg or blood seeping through their chest bandages, it took all the romantic notions that John Wayne’s movies put in your head. After we ate, mom and I drank coffee. I reflected on the mass. It had been a couple of years since I last attended church. I had forgotten how nice the women looked when they weren’t conscious they
Specifically a bright red one? Well, Monique supported her act by saying “If that’s the last Jordan’s gonna see of me before you two lyin’ devils send him away, he’s gonna remember me lookin’ good!” This represents Monique’s desperation of getting into Jordan’s eyes, to grab his attention. When Jordan was back from jail after 6 whole years, Monique had gotten steak and apple pie for Jordan, and she “was not known for her cooking.” This is important because it shows that she’s being caring to Jordan by actually buying those food items when she hasn’t bothered to pay the rent many times, which has caused them to move houses a couple of times. Also, when Angel wanted to join the Dance team, which would cost them $50,
On Thanksgiving day, we watch Thanksgiving episodes and movies. Now with no doubt, we eat our feast. First, we cook the Hot Wings because we don’t eat Turkey. Everybody loves Hot Wings. Then we buy soda that everyone likes, so that nobody is left behind in their choice.
Grandpa had barrels of Kosher pickles, bulk nuts and sometimes oysters covered with ice, in the center of the store. Smoked sausages of all kinds hung down from the ceiling with strings of garlic and dried peppers. I loved the counter where Grandpa kept the penny candy in large glass jars. If I was good and helped him pick up stuff that dropped on the floor, he would give me one piece of candy. That 's how I learned to work for Grandpa, but Dad kept telling me that I couldn 't work for candy all
But she did it, either way, the strokes and colors were losing their vividness, I remember sitting with my mother in the evenings where she was either painting new things around the teepee or repainting faded works of hers, I was always infatuated with painting, in fact, I wanted to paint for a while but I was told that the only paint that should ever touch a man's hands should be that of war, and that was an indisputable statement from my father. As I walked into the teepee I felt a cold rush come over me as I entered, I darted to the dimming fire in the center of the floor and knelt down beside it, vying for warmth but my body was failing to react, finally I gulped again and swallowed my spit, after that everything was fine, I don't know what that was but I had never experienced it before, I decided to not speak of what happened to me for I feared what the reasoning for it would be. “Chaska?” muttered a fragile voice, it was my mother's, I turned around and saw her laying on her stacked furs, her face was pale and mouth laid agape, her eyes wandering around looking for me even though I was right in front of her, she was sweating even though it was surely too cold to do so, I crawled over to her and nuzzled my head into her arms, as
Many houses and lives were destroyed on this day in Pompeii. To begin, Mount Vesuvius was a major factor in the destruction in Pompeii. The effect of this eruption was hot ash raining down on the city of Pompeii. It was also the destruction of many peoples’ lives, houses, and the city of Pompeii. Next, In Pompeii they normally didn’t go to hospitals, they had a family member cure them.They also ate a variety of ancient foods,which they called “ancient fast food” because they never had long, sit- down dinner.
The aroma of burning wood, gooey marshmallows, and burnt hotdogs filled the air in the hot yet enjoyable evening. Sounds of children laying and adults gossiping filled the ears of all the neighbors. There is only two rules you must obey to attend the Kessinger family reunion: no fighting and no alcohol. These rules were in place for good reason, about two years before my uncle Stan and my uncle Rick had a little too much to drink, and began to fight. At the end if you were to ask me, uncle Stan won the fight with only 2 broken fingers and a black eye, while uncle Rick had a broken nose, black eye, and a broken rib.
Jessica woke up as John was at the corner of her bed. “Jess, you aren’t going to like what I have to say. But…” “No, stop Dad. Mom’s dead isn’t she?” Jessica started towards her parents bedroom. She could see her mom lying in the same position she was last night.