White Oak Bridge We moved to a new town, new place, and to a new scenery in the last 2 weeks. “There are a lot of places to adventure around here Sammy,” My mother told me. But, what I saw on the drive down here, it all looked pretty ancient and torn down. Our new house was on the corner street of Mayflower, and we live in Oklahoma now. I got to pick my own room-which ended up being in the attic, so I will not have to listen to my sisters picker at each other all day.
It was a warm, sunny, Fall day and I jumped out of bed because I knew we were going on a trip, but I didn’t know where. My parents took my sister and me to the KCI airport in my mom’s white Denali. We were quietly sitting at the airport when my parents told us that we were going to Disney World. My sister and I were jumping up and down with excitement knowing that an exciting trip was just around the corner. One of the days we were there my family went to a breakfast with the Winnie the Pooh characters.
After I shrugged off his comment I then, for the first time I can remember, heard him tell me “I love you”. Once I heard this the tears fell from my eyes like water through a broken flood gate. I handed the phone back to my mother, ran to my room, and cried. How dare he do this to me? I knew he didn’t mean it so why would he tell me this empty “I love you”?
This year the festival will feature some spectacular carnival rides, great live entertainment, 5K and 10K races, a car show, a parade, and KidFest (which includes a bicycle decorating contest, pie eating contest, water balloon toss and more, for kids 14 and under.) There’s even a Peach Queen and royal Peach Court—this year, those roles are filled by Mianna Gonczar and Shelby VanOphem. And, of course, there are always delicious peaches and peach products at various stands all over the festival. I spent two days in Savannah, Georgia this summer—the peach capital of the USA—and I still believe that Romeo’s peaches could compete with Georgia’s any day.
She barely moved, the pain of seeing her youngest son leaving without knowing when would be the next time she would see him was unbearable. Her eyes were sparkling, full of tears wanting to explode but were held like a dam holds wild rivers. She could only whisper a simple farewell. The color drained out of my face, I have never felt my throat in such a pain, a feeling I would
It was hopping around the lab and kangaroo kicking Caleb into the next room. It was kicking all the science equipment and experiments and destroying everything. When we got the kangaroo calmed down, we called animal control and they came and got the Giraffaroo. The Giraffaroo now lives in Australia in the savannas with all of the kangaroos and it fits right in. He eats grass just like all the others and travels in a mob with all the others.
There was this one time in Tucson, Arizona, Driving around town with my whole family, besides my dad. Which he was far too busy with his job at IHS and had to work and meetings until late that night. We just got done watching a movie, had two enormous boxes of popcorn, along with one drink with coca cola in it, can’t exactly remember what movie it was. Anyway, we all were driving around having a good time, my mom was telling us jokes and telling stories. I was around five or six years of age, in 1st grade at a school called Roosevelt Elementary.
I made sure one of the higher scoring items was to find me biking around campus and Isla Vista and to take a team picture with me. Since teams were completely random, my residents were able to meet with other residents that they haven’t had the chance to hang out with yet. They were all able to bond within their teams by doing silly and fun tasks to achieve a shared goal. When all the teams met back in the floor lounge, I surprised them all with root beer floats. The winning team got their bagels paid for when our whole floor went out to bagel café for brunch the next day.
Within the next hour, my family will be on the road to Disneyworld! It is not my first time going to Disneyworld, however, it is my first time in four years. I am so excited that I am the first one completely packed and ready to go. As I sit on the tan leather couch in my living room, waiting for my parents and siblings, I imagine walking down the crowded streets of Disneyworld. I hear the children’s laughter, as well as the Disney music that is being played.
The last conversation I had with my grandfather was the day he died. My mother texted me during school and told me the doctor believed he wasn’t going to make it through the day. She came and signed me out so I could sit with him. He apologized for not taking me back to Kentucky Lake like he promised to do many times. He told me one day we’ll go again.