Stay at My Grandparents House Was a Great Experience

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Kimberly Wimberly
Janet Kirchner
Intermediate Writing
August 18th 2010
My grandparent’s House My grandparents lived at 5501 Oldham in Lincoln Nebraska. It was a small 2-bedroom home with a large backyard. My grandparents bought their home as a young couple with two small children. They soon added 2 more children, one of them being my mother. Every holiday and family gathering was held at my grandparent’s house. Everything from birthdays to Christmas the whole family gathered. My grandparents had 4 children and 13 grandchildren. Somehow, we all seemed to fit in this small home. There was a lot of fun to be had at their house. In the corner of the backyard was the swing set. Next to the swing set was grandma’s garden.
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He never hit the dog just the neighbor’s house as a warning to take the dog inside because it never stopped barking. My grandparents had this ceiling fan in the living room that the light only turned on part of the time. My grandpa told us kids that in order to turn the light on the fan on you needed to perform an Indian chant. Therefore, every time he did this song and dance then the light would turn on. He taught me the story of Peter Rabbit only he told me that Peter’s name was Pedro and Pedro was Hispanic. Therefore, I went to school as a kindergartener and told the teacher she was telling the story wrong. Very quickly and quietly, I told that I was wrong. It is still a good laugh in our family today. My grandpa was a house painter. He always wore a white button up shirt and overalls. He carried chew in his front pocket of his bib overalls. I used to wear my overalls over to their house and carry my big chew bubble gum in my front pouch just like grandpa. After grandpa passed away, we continued to gather at grandmas but not quite like we had before. Maybe it was because all of us were becoming teenagers. When you are a child, you think that your parents and grandparents are going to be around forever. Unfortunately, this is not true. We lost my grandmother about 3 ½ years ago. My mom and I had to clean out her home and get it ready to sell. I think that is one of the hardest things I have had to do.
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