To illustrate, I often study her hands, the painful imperfections, which took years of working multiple jobs, making sure life for her children was as carefree as possible. Consequently, she never places herself first, ensuring her one and only wish of starting her own family legacy. Throughout all my grandmothers’ trials and tribulations, her strength always shines through. It is not uncommon to sit down at our dinner table and share our household to a less fortunate person, and treat them with as much class and dignity as we show to our very own. These acts, as well as the countless other acts of kindness, which my grandmother is persistent in conducting, may never render an award, nor would she want such recognition.
Family Interview I decided to do my Family Interview Paper at the home of a friend, named Kathy. The interview took place on March 10th, 2013. Interview start time 3:00 pm and end time was 4:30 pm, location was on kitchen table, present that afternoon was six-year-old child named Jenny, Kathy and Ricky, ages thirty-one, and thirty-six and of course myself, I’m twenty-five. Kathy and Kathy are husband and wife; have been married for three years going onto four years in October. They first met via a mutual friend and instantly became best friends.
As we both grew older, we grew even closer. I did some pretty terrible things in high school, but she always took my side. My grandmother was a very important person in my life and always will be. She has always just been there for me, and everyone else that is in our family, also our friend’s. She is what you could call “the rock” of our family she keeps us all up, in our times of hardships.
While life may be made up of challenges, risks, luck, and knowledge; how much each of those factors plays a part in life depends on the person. When I was growing up my family was always there for me in everything I did. My family supported me in the decisions I made in what sports I went out for, in the jobs I held and in my academics. We were a middle class family in a small town in Iowa. I was the oldest of three kids and we were never without anything we needed.
Family Before and Now My family is the most important part of my life; I think that if I didn’t have a family my life would be more difficult. My mom, my dad and my two brothers are always there for me when I need advice or help to solve a problem. During my childhood my parents owned a house where we lived all together, including my two brothers, I had a good life. I did not have to worry about money or paying bills, all I had to do was to go to school and play games like my brothers while my parents worked hard to make sure that we had books, school uniforms, some toys, recreation and clothes, My parents saved money for our college and future financial needs. They both had goals and they accomplished them.
My grandmother from my father's side, we all called her Granny. She tells me I will always be her baby, even though I am grown. She had taken care of me for almost all my life, and spoiled me into false royalty. My teacher in English, Math, and Science, she taught me how to learn. All my wishes were fulfilled, and I grew up thinking that I was superior.
The House That Built Me The world I come from is a world of life-learned lessons, love, and admiration. I was born and raised in Visalia, California by a very strong catholic woman, my mother along with four brothers, two younger, two older, and four older sisters. So as you can imagine, space was always really tight in my house. Growing up, I was taught right from wrong, just like any other kid, and I was given all the love I could possibly know, and that didn’t require expensive gifts or trips to places like Disneyland. My mother was always a single mother, so just like space, as I was growing up, money was tight.
Name: Course: Instructor: Tutor: Date: A True Friend I really do not think I could have weathered all the challenges and made it through my childhood without true friends. Whether gossiping over a drink with Joseph and James, passing last year’s festivities with Maggie, hashing out my goals with Sara (my power-walk partner) or commiserating with Hannah about my setbacks, each of these friends have helped me to remain balanced and have made my life worth living. My inner cycle has never failed me. It has been there for me over the years and in countless times and I have always tried to ensure I reciprocate with as much support, love and time as possible. Researchers suggest that the society is ignoring the importance of friendship in helping solve modern social problems
On my mom’s side, my aunt Susie loves to cook as well. Similar to my other aunt, she also took culinary as her main course in college. She enjoys to cook not only for a living but also just whenever she’s in the mood, which is pretty much every single day. As you can tell, both sides of my family have such great cooks, in my opinion, that makes my family exposed to such pleasant foods. Ever since I was little, I have always loved food.
Eventually, I surpassed them all and went on to graduate high school. But, not before a trio of wonderful women gave me the tools I needed for life. Growing up, my grandmother and two twin aunts were great examples of what it takes to be successful in life. They started with the basics time management and organization. Then, moved on to how to take responsibility for the actions chosen to be displayed throughout life.