As I stand on the doorstep, awaiting the answer to my knocking, the fall leaves rush across my feet, swirling and crunching as the wind picks up. This typical fall day in South Weymouth brings a sense of nostalgia, visiting my grandparents. I hear creaking as my little, Italian grandmother walks through the old hallway, nearing the doorway. She opens the door and greets me with a huge hug and kiss, just as always, and I start taking in my senses. The absent smell of home cooked food that usually rolled through the house like a delightful fog catches my attention. I walk further into the house noticing everything is in its exact same place, the house hasn’t changed one bit, aside from the one, major difference. We walk through the old swinging doors and into the kitchen; I turn and see my grandfather, who is standing in the living room in front of “his chair.” I am taken back at first by how fragile and thin he looks, but then I am quickly taken over by the warmth of his smile instead. He is standing sideways as if he had just stood up from the chair and was trying to turn around all by himself. He gives me the biggest grin he could muster, like, “look what I can do, look what I just did, so glad to see you,” all-in-one type look. His hands are steady on his walker, he is wearing a blue-green, soft, plaid, button down shirt tucked in, a belt with black slacks and sneakers. His white and gray, curly hair is combed back. He looks as handsome as ever. “Hello, so nice to see you,” he said in a slow, but understandable manner. “Hi, Grampy! You look so great. I’m so glad I could come visit you today,” I said. Grampy puts himself in his wheelchair, unlocks the wheel restraints and moves himself to the head of the kitchen table as I prepare coffee and tea. We converse over cookies and tea to catch up. His speech isn’t too stuttered, but saliva builds up in his mouth, which sometimes makes it difficult to understand what he says. When we are all done with our drinks he looks at me, smiles and says, “ I already put my swimsuit on, I have the Y today. Tuesday and Wednesdays.” “Oh, great! You really like pool therapy at the Y don’t you? Does it help you”? I ask. “Yes, I like the Y, nice people, it helps me,” he said as he nods his head in agreement. “Well, I would like to go over some questions for my school paper if you are up to it now before we head out to your class, is that ok”? I ask, as my heart suddenly starts pounding. He nods, but he is looking down so I know to tread lightly and to keep it short. “I know it has been about three years now since you had all three of your strokes, and you have come a long way, out of everything you’ve endured, what has been or what continues to be your biggest struggle?” I ask, hoping it isn’t too deep of a question. He takes a moment to think, chokes back his words a little and says, “Hardest thing to accept help from others, I’m very independent person and now I have to depend on everybody else.” There is a pause as he looks away, saddened, and then with a shift of tone in his voice, he looks me in the eye and continues more sternly, “I can’t see worth a damn! My mouth feels like I left the dentist, my mouth, lips, I spit when I talk, my balance is off.” As he expressed this, his hand was in front of his lips, strained and trembling showing his frustration. “Even to this day I try to do things on my own,” he states. At this moment, his eyes began to water for a split second and I realized this was his true battle. He looked at me as I wrote notes and
What is family?
Defining family is hard because there are wide ranges of family in this society today; however the conventional definition is that it involves married couple with one or more children. Most people are likely to describe the term family as a mum, dad and children. This is often seen as the typical and ‘common’ type of family. Most people call it “cereal packet family” however the correct team for this would be “nuclear family”. A research shows that this type of family…
a part of a big family and is able to spend time with them should consider the individual personalities that collectively define their family’s dynamics. Each member has different traits and experiences that make them who they are. Over the years I have attended countless family dinners and events and have taken note of a few extreme characteristics that set some of them apart. We all have similar interests, but the way people interact with each other (specifically at family gatherings), is indicative…
In today’s society, there are many different types of people and they all wear different types of clothes. The choices about clothing reflects many aspects of a person’s life.
The way you wear your clothing reflects a person’s life. Most people that wear some type of hat is most likely going bald or is bald. Other people that wear hats usually show what sport they par-take in, or what sport teams they like. Also people…
Why do you think so?
An internal factor is when one is looking for the answer to the dilemma at hand. For example a student is trying to recall the answer to a question on his final exam that he remembers going over the previous night. This could even be the executive team looking deep inside themselves to make the right decision on whether or not to let staff flex time that was earned over the weekend.
An external factor is when one looks to others or other resources for answers when the internal…
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often debilitating, eating disorder categorized by four main elements. While 90-95% of cases are women, men can also suffer from this disorder. In this paper, the characteristics of the disorder will be explained and we will talk about how different types of therapies are used to help battle this disorder.
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Assess the nature and extent of family diversity in society today? (24 Marks)
Family diversity is any different family type that deviates away from the nuclear family (Two generations under one roof. Other family types include single parent families, the extended family and many others.
Throughout our lives we will find ourselves in a variety of different family types, for example when we are born we are likely to be in a nuclear family. However as we get…
a. Assume you are preparing the customer satisfaction questionnaire. What types of questions would you include? Prepare five questions.
-Are you satisfied with the quality of your order?
-When you received your order were there any mistakes?
-Was your order completed in a timely fashion?
-Would you recommend Hoosier Burger to your friends or family?
-If your answer to the previous question was no, why not?
b. What types of questions would you ask for the staff?
-Do you feel that your job…
A report investigating family diversity
What is a family?
Sociologist Brown defined a family as “a group of people who are related by kinship ties: relatives of blood, marriage or adoption” (Brown, 1998). But many people might argue this statement is not right anymore as this only defines a traditional family. There are many different types of family which include Nuclear, Cereal Packet, Extended, Single Parent, and Reconstituted. Over the years family life has become more diverse. There is a…