Like most children I dreamed how happy he would be to see me go to college, start a career and have a family of my own. All of that changed on September 9th, 2011 when I found out my dad had been diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Given that I was only 13 years old this diagnosis was absolutely heartbreaking. I no longer enjoyed thinking about the future because I didn’t know how long my dad would be in it; ALS patients can survive for a few short months or in rare cases decades.
There are millions of reasons one prefers not to spend their valuable time at Yosemite. No internet, no cellular connection, treacherous drive, very limited civilization, and very unpredictable weather are few of the many excuses I have heard. However, there is one reason why everyone would go. It is the serene beauty Yosemite has to offer that is a getaway from the stressful lives we all endure. It is so generously picturesque, it stays in our mental cameras forever. It is a visual stimulant that is simply relaxing when one experiences it. I did not expect Yosemite could showcase its beauty in any season, any weather, anytime, any day, or any condition.
My dad was still at service so it made it very hard not seeing his first born baby girl. My dad eventually finished his time in the service and came home as a greater man. Now, he was joyful knowing he could spend time with his daughter, Nadia, and his son, Darren Jr. (Dee). Later in his life, he met a wonderful woman named Sabrina they fell in love and got married. He is now a Sergeant for the Cleveland School
Once, I was a little snowflake on top of a mountain. Life was good on Aspen Mountain with the exception of being trampled by skiers. Until one day when a skier wipes out on top of me. As he was falling, Me and my brothers were swept into the man's jacket. Most of my brothers tumbled out as the man stumbled for his Ski poles but I was stuck. I was consumed With panic, praying somehow, someway I would get out before I melt. As the man started to ski down the mountain again, I started to feel the heat. Boiling, sizzling, searing heat which I have never felt before, and don’t want to ever feel again. A weird sensation began to set in, like I was melting away. MELTING AWAY!?! I frantically thought. Could It get any worse than this?
Hiking the Appalachian Trail Every year, roughly 2,000 people attempt to thru-hike the entire 1,280 miles of the famous Appalachian Trail. Only one in four succeeds. Stretching from Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) winds through snowy mountains and extensive farmland, attracting visitors from across the world to test their mettle. More than just a physical challenge, A.T. vets regularly preach that the trail is a test of mental endurance.
Most of her late adulthood was centered on taking care of her sick husband and mother and church activities. In 2008 her husband Raymond became very sick and later passed away. She then took on the role of taking care of her mother who too became ill. Due to her illness, she moved her mother in her house where she took care of her and accommodated all of her needs for several years before her passing in 2013. 2013 was also the year that her great-great granddaughter was born, making her the sixth generation alive at the time in our family.
Over the Border Every year my family decides what to do for the holidays and where to go. Most of the time I have no say in it because my uncles insist on visiting or they invite us over. It doesn’t help that all of my family lives in Texas, California, and Mexico. This year has been the first time that we have spent Christmas and New Years here at home with just my family in a long time. Last year we took a long trip to Chihuahua, Mexico which is the biggest part/state of Mexico where my mother is from.
I chose “The Third Texas Cavalry” because I am very interested in learning about all that was in the Civil War. This article was an extremely interesting read. It held a lot of information about the Civil War and the endurance that the regiment possessed. The Third Texas Cavalry was in service for four years. They endured so much chaos and blood shed but they still endured through it all. I have very little information about the Third Texas Cavalry, but I was aware that they were organized during the Civil War.
Performance Analysis of “Appalachian Journey” An analysis of the documentary “Appalachian Journey” by Alan Lomax proves that the musical performances featured are examples of traditional music. The songs performed used traditional music instruments and styles. Many songs were passed down through oral tradition, and many were stories of real events. The people of the appalachian mountains used banjo’s, guitars, and fiddles while singing throughout the documentary, including hand carved instruments and sound making toys.
My Journey to America Moving from Nigeria to the United States permanently feels great, but at the same time it is sad leaving some of your loved ones and family behind. There are many events in life, which can change one’s way of thinking. As for me, one of the major changes in my life occurred when I moved from Africa to America. This change has entirely affected my personality positively. Why?
Dad was making his patented breakfast and in a pretty good mood. He had used a large butcher knife to slice mounds of potatoes into little squares, then fried them in boiling lard in a cast iron skillet. Two additional cast iron fry pans were filled with scrambled eggs and a fourth pan filled the kitchen with the heavenly aroma of bacon frying. There were several baking sheets of his invention, cinnamon rolls made from Bisquick dough with sugar added, rolled thin, spread with a thick coating of butter, pounds of homemade strawberry jam, raisins, more sugar and lots of cinnamon. He rolled up the whole thing and cut slices an inch thick, then placed them on a cookie sheet to bake. Those cinnamon rolls were his invention and a real pleasure to
It was finally the day I got to see my mom after two whole months. She moved to Florida to find a house down there so I could move down with her. For two months it was basically misery. I have never been two weeks without her, let alone 2 months. I was heartbroken and she was too.
If i had to choose one of these pictures to step into I would step into the one that has the Grand Canyon on it. I would like to spend a day inside that photo because it looks interesting and I have never been there before. It would be a wonderful experience. It would be fun to see and explore the Grand Canyon. If you have never been there before you should have also chosen this picture. I would like to step into this picture to see the hot and sunny Canyon located in Arizona. I am just scared i might fall into the 2,600 "bottomless" Canyon. I call the Canyon bottomless because it is so deep. But it would be the best place to go out of these three pictures. All of the other pictures except this one looks normal. By normal I mean you could go