My Uncle My Hero

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Samantha Englehart
Professor Messerschmidt
College Composition 1
17, September
My Uncle My Hero Picture this: a little girl at five dancing around the living room on her daddy’s feet. Now picture her at sixteen going on her first date and her dad interrogating the boy. Finally, picture her at eighteen, and her father sitting proudly in the stands watching her get her diploma. Now you have pictured these scenes erase the dad’s part of it and add an uncle. This has been my life for the past eighteen years. Instead, of the dad being an influence on my life, my uncle Jamie has been the biggest influence on my life and being the dad I had never had. Ever since I was a little girl and moved here from Woonsocket, Rhode Island we have lived with my aunt and uncle and my three cousins Lisa, Allison, and Catherine. My uncle has always pushed me to do my best in school. Even with having my uncle push me hard to do well in school we had awesome times and memories. One memory I have my uncle and I is every year he would wake me up at eleven fifty at night and go see the midnight viewing of the latest Harry Potter movie. When we would get there we get the same snacks every year I would get a large cherry coke and he would get a large regular coke and we would share large popcorn and I would get a box of squiggles or some other sort of sugary treat. My uncle is my influence because he does everything for me and helps me in any way he can. If I had issues and I needed help with them my uncle is the person I would go to. My uncle is the main reason why I am pushing myself through college (also because of my mom). Besides growing up without a dad in my life yes may be hard but I have the next best thing: my uncle. He has influenced me to be the best person I can be and that I can do whatever I want. For example, when the rest of my family didn’t think I was going to graduate my uncle was right...
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