After Jake went to go get a napkin, the other kid threw all the Cheez-Its on the ground. Then there was a Cheez-Its food fight. Everybody started throwing food everywhere around the cafeteria.
She lost another love by the name of Oluf, could not find much work, and lost hard-earned money through a bad business investment. After all this peril she took Russell and Doris and moved to Baltimore. Another move equaled more stress, less money, and more struggling to get by. With what seemed to be the world against her, she made it. She remarried, bought a house, and became the success she demanded of herself. Every step of the way Russell was exposed to all the ups and downs. His mother’s life during those times shaped and influenced his own.
The boys are living in an apartment at the Henry Horner housing complex with their mother, LaJoe, their younger brother and sisters – the triplets, and a constant stream of people from their father Paul to their sister’s boyfriend’s brother staying on and off with them. Henry Horner is a housing
Nancy’s mother Elizabeth was the tenth out of thirteen children. She married at 16 and had six children of her own. Nancy’s father was 19 when he married Elizabeth, and he was the youngest of four children. They felt obligated to get married because Liz was pregnant and it was not socially acceptable for her to be a single teenage mother. After 16 years of marriage they got a divorce and Nancy’s mom moved back to New Jersey. Years later she moved to Arizona so that she could live near her own mother. Liz remarried in Arizona, but never had any more children.
It is the summer of 1970 in Northern Ohio. The Hadley family is the wealthiest family out of all the families that populates the city of Toledo. They all live in a subdivision called Old Timbers Valley with mother, Lydia, father, George, and Peter and Wendy. The Darling family lives in a sky blue house on top of clouds, the Tremaine family lives in the old, enchanted house, and Old Man Geppetto lives in an Old-Italian village home. Unlike the others, the Hadley’s house is future realistic, full of technology. From lights turning on and off as one walks, stoves making food, sinks washing dishes, a nursey that illuminates the children’s imagination, and so many more laborless enhancements. The children’s nursey is called the Veldt, which can
Ronita had returned to school, 2 years after Katrina, when she went into labor. The local schools, overwhelmed by thousands of children displaced from New Orleans did not welcome more students, especially with babies, and her help with her youngest brother was needed at home. She liked high school and had hoped to graduate, baby and all, but worried her mother and grandmother could not manage without her.
Jenifer grew up in the country in Bellingham, Washington. She lived on many acres and had many cattle. Walton grew up with a mother, father, and adopted sister named Kristin who was 6 years younger than Jenifer. Her father was an alcoholic which led him to develop lung and throat cancer. Not only was he a drunk, but he was also blind. Jenifer had a very close relationship with him but not her mother. Jenifer and Kristin's parents slowly became unhappy. When Walton was 13 her parents decided to get a divorce. The divorce effected their family tremendously. Shortly after the divorce Jenifer's sister, Kristin got in with the wrong crowd. She started using drugs and drinking alcohol. She used these substances for quite awhile. There were bumps along the road after the divorce for Kristin. When Kristin was 29 she became
While Mrs. Cole has been on many adventures around the world, her childhood adventure never went past the borders of her hometown. Mrs. Cole’s life began in a farming community in North Anson County. She lived about three and a half miles from the eighty-seven student school and all of her needs were met with in the borders of her town. Mrs. Cole mentioned that luxury was not part of the daily life of her small farm community; only two students drove cars to her high school but that was due to necessity, since they had jobs at a mill after school. Remembering very little traffic, she reminisced that the town had one stoplight during her early
They had five kids all five were grown up. Jennie says “we had five kids but they all died.” The five kids all died before their parents. They lived in a log cabin all by themselves but they had a understanding they knew what the other one needed. The house was hand made as well as the garage. They were good parents to their kids and good neighbors and good
Ann Gill was born on December 20, 1930 in Athens, Georgia. Her parent’s William Standridge and Elizabeth Williams had four children. Ann was the middle child, the third child born. Ann had three brothers. William JR, Howard, and her little brother Henry. Ann’s dad was a _____. Her mother stayed at home watching after the children and taking care of the house. Ann’s father was often at work. Her brothers would often leave her to go outside and play. Ann spent a lot of her time with her mom. She was very close to her mother. Ann’s mom taught her how to cook and sew. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her mom. Ann remembers her childhood as being a happy one.
In the 1960’s the author was growing up with her mother and five other siblings, moving from place to place in search of a home where the
When Wilson said, “As we drove off, Mother told me about her old friend Betty Ann whose husband Carl had died recently. It seems Betty Ann got in the passenger seat of their new Buick and waited a full three minutes for Carl to appear behind the wheel before finally hauling herself to the other side of the car and driving
Have you ever ate one of your favorite foods so much, that every time you reunite with them, it feels like your first time. Well that’s me with my delicious Grandma’s sweet peanut butter cookies from scratch. No matter how many times I eat them it always feels like their new to my taste buds. I will never forget the day my taste buds was in for a surprise.