The poem starts with “I’m ten years away from the corner you laugh on”, showing that the speaker is reconstructing her mother’s past before she was born, imagining her happy childhood. The listing of the actions, “bend from the waist, holding/ each other, or your knees, and shriek at the pavement,” shows that her mother and her friends, in their teens, like to dance a lot, and they may be very good at dancing, as suggested by the name “Marilyn”, which was not only the mother’s name, but also a beautiful and elegant woman figure. Hence a beautiful and charming image for the mother in the eyes of an admiring speaker. The beginning of the next stanza, “I ‘m not here yet”, highlights again that this part of the poem is about the past when the speaker was yet to be born. In this stanza, the speaker re-emphasizes the popularity of her mother who has a passion for dancing.
Kathleen Marshall, Too Darn Hot Kathleen Marshall is a stupendous choreographer and director of musicals. Working off-Broadway, Broadway, and television, her work as a choreographer is very engaging to watch. What makes her work so special is that she has choreographed many revivals of old musicals. From Kiss Me Kate to Wonderful Town to The Pajama Game, Marshall really comes at the material with a fresh eye and respects the vintage text while making it fresh and new for contemporary audiences. Marshall was born in Pittsburgh and sang and danced as a child.
SPECIAL OCCASION SPEECH Hi. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Bernadette. We’re gathered here today and witnessed the joyous union of Kae and Gio. I am the maid of honor and best friend of the bride. I want to start off by saying that every once in a while… two people meet, and you know it’s meant to be.
She finds exactly what she is looking for, true love and self-fulfillment. Janie is being raised by her grandmother. As Janie grows into a young teenager she begins to dream of love and marriage. Nanny notices that Janie is taking interest in one of her male peers. This scares Nanny so she decides to marry Janie off to Logan Killicks an older man with lots of money and land.
She wants a blanket to “have good dreams for a hundred years.” The speaker makes a connection with Meema, who “dreams of her yellow sisters” and “about Mama.” She recalls her father coming home from his store and the family cranking up the pianola. The speaker expresses an appreciation of these experiences and a fondness of her family members.
It was awesome last year and I’m sure it will continue to grow our mother-daughter bond even more,” Tonya Turner, head coach, said. Tonya and Mary both enjoy tennis very much. Tonya introduced Mary to the sport when she was only five, now 17. Tonya has played all her life and will soon introduce the sport to her youngest daughter. “I remember playing tennis with my mom a lot, it was always an enjoyable time, especially when I beat her in a set,” Mary said.
First I wanted to be a crossing guard just like my grandmother, then I wanted to be a teacher like my favorite teacher Ms. Terry, next I wanted to be a fashion designer, a news castor, a basketball player, a physical therapist the list goes on and on. Luckily I had a very supportive family so whenever I came up with a new career they always gave me hope that I could do it. From the ages of one to nine each of my birthdays were celebrated with big parties in my grandparent’s backyard. Everyone would come to wish me a happy birthday and I always had the best time. There were food, games family and friends all the things a child could hope for at birthday party.
I’m still here, caring and looking after her every step of the way. I know this is one of the biggest days of her life, one she has been looking forward to ever since she was young, and one that she will remember for the rest of her life. I can still remember one of our conversations like it was just yesterday, one about her dream wedding. It would be sweet and quiet, nothing too fancy, with white roses and lilies everywhere. She always talked endlessly about what her dress would be like and how she wanted a veil that floated freely down her face that could be pushed back over her head like in the movies.
For example, I saw one girl shriek and run up to a male friend of hers and excitingly pronounce that they should dance. Furthermore, it is more accepted for a woman to ask a man for a dance if they are in a more relaxed, or closely-knit group setting such as a family reunion or at the reception of a wedding. Additionally, I questioned ten guys ranging between 18-28 years of age, all of which said they wouldn’t hesitate if an attractive female or more outgoing woman asked them to dance. Although they all agreed they would accept the offer, the guys said they would debate internally on whether or not to accept the offer from a less attractive female but they would oblige anyways. In conclusion, breaking a social norm is awkward and, for the most part, embarrassing, but arousing at the same time.
When I was young, I always wondered what teachers did to prepare for each day of class. I always thought that it would be a rewarding career because you could have the chance to influence so many children's lives. That is why when I was first choosing my classes for high school, I chose early childhood education as one of my electives. This class is a taste of what it is like to be a teacher. When I was little, I also liked to go to my sister's dance competitions to watch her dance.