Imagine enjoying a good church service just to be on your way to some very disturbing news. Well that was me on a Sunday afternoon. It was approximately 1:00 in the afternoon when my mom phone rang. “Sue you all need to come on and get down here “in a very nervous and panic voice. It was my uncle yelling from the other end of the phone line. “Charles what is going on”, my mom starts to yell and my uncle continues to talk as he slowly breaks the news. “Mom has had another stroke”. Immediately my mom rushed to the car and announces to my sisters and me that we were going to Greenwood. In such a puzzled state of mind, I asked my mom what had happened. When I posed the question to my mom she began to explain the whole process from which it had begun .After my mom had explained the situation to me, I begin to have a trembling feeling. At that time there were a lot of things that started to boggle my mind ranging from if my grandmother would make it, to If I had to say my last good bye to someone I loved so dearly. When we pulled up at home everyone in the vehicle jumped out so that we could begin packing. My uncle who stays in Memphis also, was on his way over to our house, and we wanted to ensure that we were ready before he arrived. Around 3 pm my uncle Melvin had arrived and we were on our way to Greenwood, Ms. It normally takes 2 hours to make it to Greenwood, but on this particular day it took at least an hour and twenty minutes. Therefore, we made it to Greenwood at about 4:20.When we entered Greenwood, we instantly rushed to the hospital. At our arrival the truck load of people we had jumped out to go inside the hospital. Greenwood Leflore Hospital is the only hospital in Greenwood, so it was packed. Upon walking into the hospital the only thing I could think in my head is “thank God we don’t have to wait”. Everyone walked on through and took the elevator to the fifth floor. On this hall there was the odor of a hospital, but as we continued to walk it faded away. Now, there was a moaning noise of a patient who was obviously in so much pain, and this was the door we entered, with no second thought the moaning noise was the sound from my suffering grandmother. I slowly entered the room and walked over to my grandmother’s bed were she looked and tried to smile at me. When I saw my grandmother try to embrace me with a smile it cut deeply to see her not be able to do so. There were nurses in and out the room checking on my grandmother, while also ensuring that the family was fine while we endured such a sad moment. With a variety of tubes and intravenous medication surrounding my grandmother it hurt me to look into her eyes, but I did it because she was my family’s back bone. Everyone in the room is talking to my grandmother, trying to see if she remembered anybody. It was then clear to us that my grandmother’s memory was gone. At approximately 7:30 pm nurses begin running back and forth into the room, until finally they cracked a code on me. “Code Blue”, is what you heard them say. This specific code means that there was no more life in the individual at hand. Everyone started to cry and pray, until my uncle showed himself a magician to our family. With the stroke of a finger, my uncle Charles rubbed his mother’s head and she popped her eyes back open. Again, my grandmother has life. I was so elated to see that my grandmother had not yet taken her last breath. My grandmother soon…
What is Family?
Guy Lafleur once said “When trouble comes, it's your family that supports you.” This is a simple yet powerful quote that expresses what family is all about. If a person hits a low point in life, their family will always be the first one to pick them back up and brush them off. However, in the story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor, one does not see a supporting family, but a dysfunctional family or a family that does not seem to care about one another. Sadly…
Grandmothers Wanted- No Identity Necessary
In Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, Kevin Wilson delves into the intricate, and often times quirky relationship between love and occupation. Wilson’s “Grand Stand-In” explores the issue of the narrator’s identity as she becomes caught up in the artificial and family-fragmenting nature of her job. The narrator works as a stand-in grandmother for “new families popping up, upwardly mobile couples with new children, . . . [who] feel their children are…
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Dear Admission Officer,
It is my great pleasure to write in recommendation of Mr. Nguyen Tran Hung as a potential candidate for your post graduate program. As his lecturer in Contract Law course as well as her guidance teacher on dissertation, I have a very good opportunity to assess this student socially and academically.
Mr. Nguyen Tran Hung was succesful…
to forget common subjects such as what school I attended and his family members.
The day after I spoken to my grandmother about, when I was playing tennis last Saturday. I said, “He was forgetting common ideas that he usually never forget, this meant be serious.”
She replied and said “Oh child, with age comes several conditions, don’t worry about it” Confused, angered and disturbed by the assumptions my grandmother had, thinking that I didn’t know what I was talking about, but I…
influential part of any culture, the family. Once you are able to comprehend a societies meaning of family, you will learn the different dynamics within in the families.
In African societies the “traditional family” can be categorized into three main categories;
* Polygyny: Where a husband his wives and their children form a compound family.
* Patrilineal: Where a group of brothers, sons, their wives, and their children form a joint family.
* Matrilineal: Where a group…
pleasures. Poverty is being in a single parent status, with very little education. In Jo Goodwin Parkers short story “What is Poverty”, she paints a vivid picture of a woman and her children who live a life in poverty. During the 1960’s, my grandmother and her family were victims on poverty.
Living in the southern states during the 1960’s was hard for a single mother with children; nine children to be exact. Out of my grandmother’s nine children, my mother was the youngest. They lived in a two bedroom…
instructors are teaching a particular course. After a semester or two of school, a student may favor a teacher and want to take classes with that instructor if possible. These are some benefits of referring to a schedule of classes.
Another recommendation I have is to learn about the different payment options. There are multiple ways to pay for schooling. One way is financial aid. If a student is in a low tax bracket, he or she may be able to get financial aid, which will help cover some or possibly…
A letter of Recommendation
The Mcnair Family moved on this block in 1980. Tony Mcnair was not born when his family moved on our block. I watched Tony grow from a baby to a fine young man. His family instilled in him to have respect for himself and all adults. Unlike most of the children/adults in his age group he was taught to greet you. It did not matter if he saw you on or off of the block. Tony always spoke and was willing to help you in anyway…
Penn State Golf Courses
Bobby Grech, Mac Farber, Matt Rakowich
Smeal College of Business
Pennsylvania State University
August 7, 2013
As society continues to evolve it is essential for companies to expand upon their business practices and communication techniques in order to remain profitable and expand upon their success. Due to the current state of the economy, a business must act strategically in order to operate at the best of its…
Letter of Recommendation
It is a pleasure to write a letter of recommendation for Mr. Amrit Singh Bains who I have tutored for two years, where I taught him Advanced Computer Networks in theory as well as took up the practical sessions with him in the Final year. Through my observation, I would like to say that he is attentive, studious and articulate. He has a positive attitude towards study. Amrit is a hard working student. His assignments have been neat and precise to the points. Given a task…