When Selena was born her parents didn’t have a name for a girl so they began telling people it was a boy then some one told them the name Selena and the parents liked it so that’s what they named her. Selena began singing since the age of three, when she was nine her father founded there singing group. There family soon went bankrupt and go evicted from there home. They took all of there band equipment and left to Corpus Christi, Texas in an old bus, they preformed everywhere they could streets, weddings, and any other place. All of the time and effort eventually paid off when Selena turned fourteen and recorded her first album for a record company.
One thing most every mother wants, is to give their child the very best they can. When Arianna was born, I was so relieved that she was finally here. I held her in my arms expecting to be overcome with this love for her, like you see in the movies. That isn't at all how it happened though. When I first held my baby girl, who was perfect in every way, I didn't feel a strong attachment right at first.
Despite a valiant effort we lost 4 to 1. We started to cry. Knowing that we had lost the last game most of my team held it in with an angry stare as if the other team had done something wrong by winning. Just like that, we headed home to fend off the vicious illnesses we got in Lake Placid. As a spectator there is no more pregame locker room speech for me.
Trip to Tigers Stadium Baseball is America’s pastime. It is a child’s dream come true to go to their first Major League Baseball game. My dad, my brothers, Dylan and Dustin, and I piled into the car at 8 in the morning headed for Detroit on 96-East. It was July 7th, 1999, and I was seven years old. I knew it was going to be a hot day because at eight in the morning it was already unbearable to sit in the car.
I tried and did my best and I couldn’t do some of the exercises at faster tempos. I walked out of the room very discouraged. The next day he told us all in a group who made battery and the rest would be in pit. I wanted to leave. I knew pit was going to be my home for the next year.
I probably would’ve done it, too, if I’d been sure somebody’d cover me up as soon as I landed” (Salinger 104). He doesn’t really attach himself to anything since Allie’s death. It also shows his loneliness when he talks about how he wants to stay away from everyone. This is stated in the text as “I’d go down to the Holland Tunnel and bum ride, and than I’d bum another one, and another one, and another one, and in a few days I’d be somewhere out West….Everybody’d think I was just a poor deaf-mute bastard and they’d leave me alone” (Salinger 198-9). He doesn’t like people and rather be alone than with people.
He even gets drunk, and walks around in the park alone without mentioning it. This is a significant difference from his first hours in NYC, when if he was away from people for even a second he would have had his favorite red hunting hat on his head. The hat means very little throughout his visit to Phoebe, until he gives it to her. This shatters the trends. It’s a symbol for his individuality again.
At birth, Pearl brought joy, to her Hester’s life; she gave Hester’s hope for a better future. But, there were times when those feeling changed due to Pearl out of the ordinary character. However, Hester never stopped loving her daughter. She gave everything up to be the best mother and paid the biggest price which was her reputation, love, community and friendship. As we see, at a chance of loosing her child Hester exclaimed, "I will not lose the child!"
From tournament MVP'S in youth hockey, to Section III High School Hockey 2nd team all-star awards representing PHS all by myself. Also, being within the top 20 point getters in New York State my senior year. It’s crazy to think that my life would be totally different if I hadn’t gone to that learn to skate lesson with my best friend that day. Hockey is now a way of life for me and it’s not just some sport to play. Hockey has been nothing but good to me and had impacted my life tremendously within 10 years.
“Here comes the carnival,” they’d say. They weren’t able to keep themselves clean on their way into town because they had to go by dirt road. Being ostracized, they were shunned by society as nothings and ridiculed. They worked so hard and tried to keep up with school but would be way too tired, they fell asleep in class and would get sent home with notes about being inattentive. This wasn’t their fault.