Mrs. Leah Fountain
English Composition 1
5 August 2013
The Crazy Family Many people have crazy families. No one really knows how your family is until they live a couple days in your shoes. I definitely have a crazy family, on both sides, that I dearly love. A person could learn a lot about crazy families, after reading short stories such as "The Long Hot Summer", "Barn Burning", "Gilded Six Bits", and "Fiesta." I can relate with most of these stories in a certain way, wether it be corny or real. My dad's side of the family is crazy! He has the crazy sister, the druggie brother, the drunk brother, and the sister that is losing all of her teeth. Now my mom's side of the family is not any better. She has the brother who stole from her dad on his death bed. Not everyone in my family is crazy. My dad has one normal brother, and my mom's mom is the sweetest lady that anyone could meet. I definitely have a crazy family, but it is what makes a family true. I do not know of anyone who has a perfect family. My family is few and far between what a normal family should be. Lets just start with my dad's side of the family. My dad was born in Madrid, Spain. He was a military brat to say the least. He grew up with two brothers and three sisters. They were moving around a lot until his mom and dad decided to settle down in Wetumpka, Alabama. My dad grew up as a rebel child, although, he is doing the best financially out of all of his brothers and sisters. His sister, Kathy moved away with some man to Florida because of his money. We haven't seen her much since then. His other sister is Cindy, she is crazier than a mad hatter. She actually has a coin that says she is crazy! One rainy night about ten years ago they had not seen or herd from her in weeks, then they get a call from the cops at two a.m. The cops called my dad and said if he didn't come get her, she was going to be arrested on...
Cited: Counseling Center at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. "Understanding
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Counseling Center. "Dysfunctional Family Patterns." Texas State. 3 August 2013
"Fiesta". May 2009. Junot Diaz. Amador Publishers, LLC. New York.
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