I had more money and success and "security" than in the days when specters seemed to go up and down them with me” (Knowles 3). “This was the tree, and it seemed to me standing there to resemble those men, the giants of your childhood, whom you encounter years later and find that they are not merely smaller in relation to your growth, but that they are absolutely smaller, shrunken by age” (Knowles 6). “He got away with everything because of the extraordinary kind of person he was. It was quite a compliment to me, as a matter of fact, to have such a person choose me for his best friend” (Knowles 21). “Between the buildings, elms curved so high that you ceased to remember their height until you looked above the familiar trunks and the lowest umbrellas of leaves and took in the lofty complex they held high above, branches and branches of branches, a world of branches with an infinity of leaves.
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He describes the people as very noble, caring, smart and down to earth; they live with no hassles and look to create none. The city is full of luxuries such as palaces and hot springs . The many parties described, aren’t the way of another. The streets are smartly paved with stone and one side is left unpaved for animal transportation. The city as a whole is very systematic and organized; the people are not allowed to leave the house at unlawful
Everyone was free to come and go as they pleased, and most partakers did not even live on the acreage owned by the community. Equality was a huge component of the building blocks of Brook Farm and therefore, it would have been hard for Ripley to preach that equality, and then hold himself above everyone else and to a higher
In return, this makes it easy to study and easy to walk to class. The contrast to this is a big bustling campus that you risk your life walking to classes everyday by crossing multiple streets with traffic running up and down them. The wild life here is just as much a part of this campus as the students. Anytime I have walked out of my dorm, it takes me no more than ten seconds to either see a deer, squirrel, or bird. The deer especially, are in over abundance, and take refuge in front of every building.
Low brow entertainment was at an all time high and it was never more publicized. Talk shows like Geraldo Rivera, Ricki Lake, and above all Jerry Springer thrived during the decade. Any sort of level of decency had been shattered and it was a free for all. Commercializing all events no matter how unfortunate separated the 90’s from other generations. It had never been possible to keep people posted with copious amounts of meaningless bullshit, but with the advent of the internet, marketers soon found a larger platform to entertain the masses.
Previously I’d only been to this part of the area in a car, so now being able to ride the streets was truly an event I’ll always remember. We rode to the top of Great Oaks to Bright Water, where at sixteen years old, I witnessed one of the largest hills I’ve ever seen. Standing directly at the bottom, I looked up and felt the menacing road was mocking me. I turned to Joey and saw the same look in his face: wanting to conquer the slope. We walked up the hill carrying our boards, wanting to savor the thrill of riding down.
We pull into the driveway of my great Granny Bright’s rural North Caroline farm house. We jump from the car and run up the curvy sidewalk, past the concrete frog lawn ornament. As we climb the stairs, we see the green Astroturf on the porch. The sound of the squeaky screen door echo’s loud in our ears. There stands Granny Bright saying, “I thought you would never get here!” Then we smell it: homemade biscuits, fried chicken, fresh silver- queen corn.
There were lots of lovely parks and on Sundays people would get dressed up like for church and whole families would walk in the parks or feed the ducks. Hausfraus (housewives) would sweep their steps out front every single day and it was illegal to drive an "eyesore." The taxi cabs were all Mercedes. Even the police vehicles were Mercedes. And no matter how old your Volkswagon was, you could still get parts for it.
The most profound theme she discussed during the interview was her love and dedication to her family and church. Her dutiful involvement with her Church has given her strength and encouragement. Belonging to a Christian church and being a part of a spiritual family plays a vital role in living and enhances survival. The church is where she met her recently deceased husband and best friend. The personal interview with Ernestine was a meaningful opportunity that I am grateful for.