I Know Roseanne Through My Aunt 's Best Friend

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Sitting down and talking with sixty-eight year old Roseanne Hughes was an overall eye-opening experience for me. Never have I met a woman more patient, interesting, or passionate. Roseanne 's story is one of happiness, heartbreak, adventure, and much more. She has overcome many obstacles in her life and has fought hard for those she believes in. I know Roseanne through my aunt 's best friend, Kristen. Roseanne is Kristen 's grandmother. After hearing about my assignment, Kristen insisted that I set up a day to talk with Roseanne. On October 24th, I was warmly welcomed into her home for a nice chat. The bright colored welcome mat underneath my feet, the dark red door that was in front of me, and the smell of cinnamon when that door opened …show more content…

A bookshelf in the corner contains a few books and many small trinkets that she must have collected throughout the years. Framed photographs line the wall opposite of me. Some look very old and some I can see are more recent. One photograph in particular catches my eye. It is a portrait of a young man about twenty smiling smugly with a twinkle in his eyes. “Oh, that right there is my husband Charles. Quite handsome he was, a funny man too. I am sure if he was here now he would have quite a few jokes for you, and quite a few embarrassing stories about me,” she said with a hint of laughter in her voice. She continued on by asking me questions about me and what my plans are for my life. I answered her questions, telling her how I planned on going to college next year and about the career I was interested in one day having. She replied by saying, “That is wonderful, but I meant for living life. What is your plan? Careers aside, what do you really want to do? Where do you want to go, and what do you want to see?” I laughed and told her that I was here to interview her, not the other way around. Honestly, I do not think I could have answered her questions right then. I had not really put much thought into what I wanted out of life, other than to be happy. However, after talking for three hours with Roseanne, I could answer all of those questions in full detail. She inspired me in many ways and helped to spark my interest in a number of

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