"Grandparent" Essays and Research Papers


In fact, millions of children are growing up without parents, many of which are brought up by their grandparents. More grandparents are gaining custody over their grandchildren every day. In the past 30 years the number of children being cared for by their grandparents has nearly doubled to 4.5 million, representing 6.3% of all U.S children (Bryson.) Many times guardianship is given to grandparents due to death or illness, neglect and improper care, teenage pregnancy, or incarceration of the birthparents...

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Visiting the Grandparents’ BEEP BEEP BEEP the code was accepted and the garage door opened. All five of us walk up to the door take our shoes off, making sure we have our clean socks on. We tiptoe through the beautiful brick house, trying not to ruin the surprise. Through the washing room, through the hallway, and through the kitchen we go to find grandma drinking her cup of coffee, and grandpa reading his newspaper out loud for grandma to hear. They jump out of their chairs thrilled to see us...

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to believe We're in heaven Love is all that I need And I found it there in your heart It isn't too hard to see We're in heaven I have a picture of us In my drawer next to my bed Oh once in your life you find someone You are the greatest grandparents of all Who will turn your world around Pick you up when you're feeling down Now nothing can change what you mean to me I can golf all by myself now grandpa There's a lot that I could say But just hold me now Even though I miss you helping...

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Interview with Grandparents

someone else,” said Joanne. Parenting and grandparenting are separated by a generation. Grandparenting comes in many different forms. Some grandparents co-raise their grandchildren, some just babysit occasionally or when they are needed. “There is only one wrong form of grandparenting, trying to raise grandchildren as your own,” said Dante. Oftentimes grandparents used grandchildren as a way to correct there mistakes when they raised their own children. As said by Joanne, “grandparenting is like a second...

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Visiting Grandparents

March 16, 2012 Visiting Grandparents In retrospect, there was something exciting about leaving school early especially earlier than everybody else. My mother came to grab me out of Ms. Wojtyna’s fourth grade class. “Excuse me, I’m sorry for interrupting but I have come to pick up my daughter. Today she is leaving to China”, said my mother. At last, my adventure starts today! No longer would I be under my mother’s grasps . No longer would I have to bore my head in despair and suffer the stifling...

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Being a Grandparent

Finding out that you’re going to be a grandparent is an amazing feeling. When I got the text message of the home pregnancy test I couldn’t believe it. I was so excited. I called my oldest daughter, Racheal, and asked if she was kidding. She told me she wasn’t and that she was due in August. Grandkids are fun, mine are a very large part of my life. A few months before she was due she called me and asked me if I would come out to be with her for the rest of her pregnancy and the birth. Her...

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Child Custody between Grandparents

Child § 38 Visitation rights are sometimes awarded to non-parents with the parent’s consent, or without serious objection by them in which case they are then generally upheld against later or collateral attack. In jurisdictions, statutes governing grandparent- visitation rights when a child’s nuclear family is absent due to divorce, death, relinquishment of termination of parental rights, or other cause. Under such statutes, however, the grand-parent may have to prove that the visitation sought is in...

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issues of grandparents raising grandchildren

 Issues of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Abstract This paper explores research regarding the impacts on grandparents and grandchildren when the grandparent assumes the parental role because of some type of parental fall through. The articles find that the financial aspect of raising grandchildren in your later years is quite costly as well is the negative health problems the stress of the situation can cause. This paper mainly looks at Baldock's (2007) research...

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Compare and Contrast Grandparents' Importance

time to wipe a tear, or give us reasons to make us laugh. They grow more precious through the years. I believe that God sent us Grandparents, as our legacy from above, to share the moments of our life as extra measures of His love.”(www.the parentsday.com) Some kids really don’t realize how much they lose when they don’t spend enough time with their grandparents. Grandparents are extremely unique people who should truly be idolized, there aren’t many people like them who: will always care, will love...

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Function of Grandparents in African Culture

| 4373306 (M) | | Sanni Mohammed-HarunaAFRO 1023W - 001 | [ The Representation of Grandparents in Caribbean Literature] | | ID# _4373306_ (M) AFRO 1023W – 001 11/06/2012 Essay 2 In numerous instances relating to francophone literature, the displaced African woman is often depicted as a strong, independent, and resourceful individual. Contrary to western depictions of the role females were to play during that time period, many African women endured such things as hard labor...

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Relationships Between Grandparents and Grandchildren

The relationships between grandparents and grandchildren vary within every family. Some families develop strong relationships with their grandchildren, while others are seemingly unrecognized by one another. For this interview, I was hoping to come into contact with an individual who has maintained a healthy relationship with his or her descendants. Originally I was going to interview someone outside of my family; however, I realized that if I were to interview my own grandmother, I could demonstrate...

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Difference Between Grandparents Time

was brought up mostly by my Grandparents, and my childhood and into adulthood memories contain a different picture of life then, as it is today.Why the change and what the reasons?.My upbringing and childhood, formed the person I am today, following in their footsteps, carrying on their decent ways, and therefore passing them on again to my children and grandchildren. I cannot remember at any time coming home from school and my grandmother was not there. No latchkey kid syndrome for me. Clothes:-A...

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Social Problem - Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Running head: GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN The financial stress of Grandparents raising Grandchildren Grandparents raising Grandchildren This paper will explore the financial stress and lack of resource stress that Grandparents experience while taking care of their Grandchildren. Grandparents have always played a role in the family dynamics. Grandparents are known for taking care of their grandchildren when the parents are sick, deceased or out...

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How Children Need to Behave with Grandparents

How children need to behave with grandparents Grandparents really enjoy babysitting their grandchildren. Also, for grandchildren, grandparents are one of the most precious persons in the universe. Gradually, each one of us grow and have to go through different phases of life and development and at a point we will grow old and become a grandparent someday. The time spent with grandparents is the most precious and cherishing time and can be enjoyed only when the children is disciplined. Following...

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Summer at My Grandparents

I’ll never forget the summers when my sisters and I spent the whole summer with our grandparents. Grandpa Jerry Trotter and Granny Velma Trotter. My grandparents live in McNab, Arkansas in the country on large acres of land outside of Fulton, Arkansas. We had many grand adventures and loads of fun the summer visits even though we were in the country. One of my adventures involved learning how to ride and drive a 4-wheeler that belonged to Grandpa Jerry. It was at the fastest bike I have been on...

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Life Living with my Grandparents

Sharnika Buckham Neil Conway ENG1010 P01 April 2014 Life Living With My Grandparents I remember my grandmother being here as if it was yesterday. She passed away in October 2011. She died from an enlarged heart and silent killer cancer. Going to her funeral in her hometown in Jamaica was a devastating and hurtful moment for me. The days I spent thinking of her brought tears to my eyes. My heart felt swollen; I would think to myself this couldn’t be real; she is still here with me. How could...

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My Grandparents Cabin

better. The Northern Pike I caught on that cast wrapped around the anchor, and we finally had to bring the motor out of the water to net it. It was 22 inches long and got my picture in the paper that day. This is one of many memories that make my grandparents’ cabin so special to me. The cabin sits on 5th Crow Wing Lake a series of 11 interconnected lakes. They bought the cabin many years ago as a summer place. It had no running water or an indoor bathroom, a water pump sits in front of the cabin...

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Grandparents: Family and Grandma

feeding me. Why couldn't I remember? When I was just a few months old, I was sent to live with my grandparents. They raised me for about two years, and then I went back to America to my parents. In my opinion, infancy is the most difficult stage in the process of raising a child. Loud shrieks, diaper changing and wailing in the middle of the night- it doesn't sound very appealing does it? My grandparents dealt with all of it, and I can’t thank them because I can’t remember any of it. I was six when...

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Stay at My Grandparents House Was a Great Experience

Writing August 18th 2010 My grandparent’s House My grandparents lived at 5501 Oldham in Lincoln Nebraska. It was a small 2-bedroom home with a large backyard. My grandparents bought their home as a young couple with two small children. They soon added 2 more children, one of them being my mother. Every holiday and family gathering was held at my grandparent’s house. Everything from birthdays to Christmas the whole family gathered. My grandparents had 4 children and 13 grandchildren. Somehow, we...

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Essay on describing the unconventional grandparents from the essay "Inspired Eccentricity" by bell hooks

In the essay, Inspired Eccentricity, it is clear that bell hooks had two very unconventional grandparents. In the relationship of Baba and Daddy Gus, role reversal was visible in almost every aspect of their lives. As the author said, Baba and Daddy Gus were, strangers and lovers - two eccentrics who created their own world. They were a combination that perfectly completed each other, yet every part of their separate lives was equally important to their successful marriage. Bell hooks wrote, They...

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Grandma by Gerald Haslam: Family Relationships

One's Own Place Family is an important part of one's life. Home is one's first school and family members are the first teachers. Family relationships are special and create strong bonds. The bond between grandparents and grandchildren is especially unique. Grandparents with their love, wisdom, and insight motivate grandchildren to be better people. They are very often role models and mentors for younger generations. They teach values, install ethnic heritage, and pass on family traditions....

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My Family

peacefully. After some time, the older siblings got married and now was my father’s turn. He and my mother got love married in July, 1995. The in-laws got along well. On December 1996 I, Raina Prakash was born. The same year, my maternal grandparents, with their children (three of them now, 2 older than my mother) left for the United States, where they are still residing. The next year in October, my sister, Neha Prakash was born. By now, the house had become quite crowded, so new rooms were...

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Family and Cultural Identity

about my grandparents. All throughout my house you can find items that used to belong to my grandparents. My mother and father made a point of decorating our house with items that had a sentimental value to my grandparents. This is because the majority of my parent’s cultural values were shaped by their elders and they thought it was important to pass these cultural values down to my sister and I. They did this by filling the house with objects that had significance to my grandparents. Despite...

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My Family's Immigration

contact her husband she settled in San Francisco, she was disappointed to discover him working such a low paying job. At her insistence, together, they decided to open a restaurant, and slowly their dreams of a new future began to emerge. My great-grandparents worked tirelessly to keep their business running. Long hours were necessary to support not only themselves but also their children in China, who received the money they earned shipped overseas. Not wanting their kids to repeat to hard life...

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A Background Very briefly describe yourself

think that I lived somewhat of a sheltered, privileged life. However, the only thing that I may have lacked was growing up with an extended family nearby. B. Background of Parents/Grandparents/Great Grandparents  Describe what you know about your mother, father, maternal and paternal grandparents and great grandparents and so on.  How did your ancestors enter the United States (e.g., were they voluntary immigrants, involuntary through conquest, time of entry, etc.)? My mother grew up in a middle...

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Graduation Day

proud, and to me it seems like education is your number one priority and with out it who can you become? My grandparents were my biggest reason to keep pushing forward and accomplish all my hard work I put into my education. My grandparents get serious when it comes to school and they’ve always said they liked to see each and one of there grandchildren graduate. I grew up with my grandparents and we lived under the same roof at a point in time and I learned so much from them and I felt our bond got...

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Life Changing Moment

Life Changing Moment Ever since I can remember I spent almost ever y day at my Grandparents house. They live right down the road from my family and me, and that is how they got the title “Grandma and Grandpa down the road”. They lived in a small house three bedrooms, one bathroom, and a small living room with a fire place that can worm the coldest heart. And in their back yard stood a shed filled with old farm equipment and stray cats with their kittens that I would try to catch every day. They...

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Family Traditions

history and I am extremely grateful for that. I knew my maternal and paternal grandparents and a great grandmother. They constantly made sure that their grandchildren knew where and what they came from. This meaning they wanted us to be aware of how far we as black people had come and how much we have yet to accomplish. I heard all of the stories of segregation, protesting and going to jail from my father and grandparents but could not appreciate it for myself until I experienced racism firsthand...

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Comparing Families Today and Families 50 Years Ago

and hug him. Mother have light smile and all got to lunch desk and pray God for his gifts. They enjoy having lunch together they enjoy the noisy atmosphere .children were happy of being with parents and grandparents. At the weekend all the family members containing uncles, aunts, and grandparents will get together and prepare for a picnic. Children enjoy playing group games with parents and each other in a free, safe, and peaceful. Some nights all family collects in uncle or ante’s house and spends...

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Love Medicine Essay

North Dakota. Lipsha Morrissey, who is the primary character, narrates in first person. From the beginning, Lipsha was taken in from his grandma and grandpa Kashpaw and by the looks of it, Lipsha is passionately loyal to his grandparents, especially to his grandma. His grandparents live in a town at a senior citizen home. His grandma is more of a determined and motivated person rather than his grandpa is aggressive and unfaithful. Lipsha has a gift of being able to heal, which is the gift of the medicine...

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The 60's Not so Rockin'

The 1960s was a time of optimism and rebellion, but not for everyone. I interviewed my Grandparents Roberta (Copeland) Bradley and James Bradley, in order to see the 60s from both a man’s and a woman’s perspective. Before conducting the interview, I didn’t know much about the 1960s, I knew the bold points like civil rights, Cuban missile crisis, feminine movement and Vietnam. I learned most of my information through reading the chapters of my history book. Reading the textbook helped me know the...

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The Most Special Person in My Life

first two years of my life she took care of me while my mom worked. I was the first of the eight grandchildren so I have felt very close to my grandparents. I went on my first trip out of state with my grandpa and grandma, we went to Florida, when I was only two years old. Over the next few years I spent a lot of time with my grandparents. One day I saw a look in my grandmas eyes that I would never forget, the day my grandpa passed away. I was nine years old when she lost the...

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Turtle: the Grapes of Wrath and Ma

them? What emotional meaning to people do pets have?) 3. What opinions does Casy, the former preacher, have about sin and using “bad words”? (Include: How do you feel about “bad language” and its use? How do your family—parents, siblings, grandparents---feel about language?) 4. How do the tractors operate? What role does the bank play? What power do the small farmers have against the banks and tractors? 5. Of what importance is Muley in the story? What’s the difference between being the...

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Grandma's Cooking

favorite memories I have with my grandma, from back when I was a boy to just a mere few months ago. One of my fondest memories I share with my grandma is from my early childhood. I was an only child at the time, back in the days where I had my grandparents all to myself. I would stay at my grandparent’s farm for a week during the summer, as I did at least once every summer. On certain mornings, my grandma and I would make our signature 5 star pancakes from an elegantly fashioned, ever-so-coveted...

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Genogram paper

within my family. So I begin with my grandparents from both my mother and father’s side. My grandparents from my mother’s side both are in heaven. Interestingly enough they both passed on the 17th which is interesting; they were also a few years apart in age! I asked my mother if my grandparents had ancestors from places other than Dominican Republic; she stated my grandfather’s mother was Puerto Rican, and their parents migrated from Spain. Both of my grandparents had a lot of health issues. They both...

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that pops up while she’s on the internet then she won’t have any more computer issues. Moving right along. The next person I talked to was Ms. Lady’s husband and I will call him Granddad. He stated that his goal in life was to be a better Grandparent to his grandkids and to continue to prepare his wife to be stabilized. I asked Granddad did you mean that just in case God calls you home before her that the only burden that she will endure is losing you? He concurred with my statement and then...

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Physcology Paper

impression, but goes on throughout the course of the whole relationship. Social cognitive learning theorists have a combination of how people learn in their environment, but also how they react to others and sometime imitate them. This in my grandparents relationship even when they were in their 60’s they said they still learned from each other, of course they were probably completely different people when they first met compared to later on in their lives. From talks with my grandfather he...

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Trident Bhs 414 Case Module 1

not unusual for Lanesha’s Grandmother, Marietta, to be her primary caregiver. The percentage of grandparents who are primary caregivers for their grandchildren is higher for African Americans than for Latino or Caucasian children. Twelve percent of African American children live with their grandparents. In contrast, 5.8 percent of Latino and 3.6 percent of Caucasian children live with their grandparents. (Horky, n.d.). This is believed to have a great deal of influence that regardless of the situation...

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what makes a family

What makes a Family It was three o’clock in the morning on a cold spring night in 1988. My parents woke me up and told me it was time to get ready to go to the airport. We were leaving Russia to move to the United States. My grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins had moved to the United States a few years back. I was ecstatic to be once again reunited with my relatives especially with my cousin Yana who I was very close to. I jumped out of bed with so much excitement; I can almost see my heart...

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family health assessment

consisting of two grandparents, two parents and a child was conducted using those eleven patterns. Pattern of Health Perception and Health Management Health perception and values are focused on the individual’s perception of their health and their beliefs and values (Edelman, 2014). The health perception of the family is one of maintenance of their current health by annual checkups, immunizations as needed and eating healthy. Eating healthy is a focus in this family because both grandparents are diabetic...

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My Favorite Holiday Celebration

decorations outside and inside the house, the gifts, and the spread of food are what bring our family together on such a day. We take plenty of time to celebrate the Tet, and to celebrate and appreciate each other. To ensure a fun filled day our grandparents always spend countless hours ensuring that the house is as appealing as possible. II. OPINION ESSAY: Introduction Everyone has their own picture of an ideal husband whether it is someone that is exactly what they look for or some of the qualities...

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Home Is Where the Heart Is

play, and eat. I also like to just go out and sit and think about things and just get away from everything for a little bit. It is everything that you would think of. What home means to me is family time. Spending time with my parents and my grandparents is why I love home so much. It is filled with so much love. Love is an important thing to me especially when my family is involved. It also means that I can go anywhere on my parent’s land and I can have alone time to think about things and to...

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Camp fire story

Monster in the Bear Lake During spring, break Jack’s family decided to go to their grandparent’s house. His grandparents live in the small town in Utah that is surrounded by the trees and had a lake. The lake was called, Bear Lake. If you travel to Bear Lake in Utah on a quiet day, you just might catch a glimpse of the Bear Lake Monster. When his parents made plans Jack asked his father, “Hey dad, can I take some of my friends to come with us?” His father replied, “Yes, you can invite your...

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Christmas not, Christmas then

top. I could probably scarf down a whole pan of that stuff. There are only a few people in my family that like pumpkin pie so all of the leftover pie went to me. Every year we have Christmas lunch and presents at my grandparents house in Atwater California. My grandparents house is huge, they built it sometime before I was born. It is a three story house not including the attic, the first floor has a bathroom, living room, dinning room, and kitchen which has a door leading to the huge basement...

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Bio Psychosocial Assessment

was well dressed with her hair neatly combed. She wore a nice fragrance and appeared to be somewhat upbeat. Cynthia was raised by her paternal grandparents until the age of 16. Her grandmother passed and her aunt moved into her grandparent’s home to continue raising her in an environment she was familiar and comfortable with. Cynthia’s grandparents did not believe her parents had the financial or mental capability of raising her. Yet, Cynthia had a close relationship with her mother and continues...

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Cultural Autobiography

instead she worked 2 or 3 jobs at a time to support my sister and I. We did have great grandparents that adopted my mom, and without them my life would of been a lot more difficult growing up. They were both school teachers, and my mom was their only child. The most culture upbringing we had with them was probably church. My grandma was and to this day, a true Christian to the core. We grew up staying with my grandparents most of the time outside of school nights. I went to church every Sunday, and attended...

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The Scholarship Jacket

year. She describes how it looks like enthusiastically, already imagining winning it. Her older sister had won the jacket also so she was already expecting to win it. Martha’s parents didn’t have enough money to raise her so she was given to her grandparents at a very young age. She was not able to play any sports because of the fees they had to pay in order to play, so therefore she can not get a sports jacket. Martha really wanted a jacket so she saw the scholarship as the only way to get one. She...

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family exploration

home. My grandparents played a very big role in my life growing up, especially my grandfather. When my grandfather retired we would go to his house all the time, I loved my grandfather very much, I also loved my grandmother very much but I spent a lot of time with my grandfather as he was retired and my grandmother still worked. My grandfather would come and get my sisters and I and take us to his house and we loved going to my grandparent’s house as we were able to play in my grandparents big yard...

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Immigration Story

life. On his 16th birthday, his father gave him a building, setting his up for even more prosperity in life. If there’s one thing in my family that I’ve noticed it’s that irony seems to follow us. Oddly enough, it was only 16 years that my grandparents would have to remember their lush lifestyles because of the simple reason that they are Hindu. It was a muggy, rainy night towards the end of monsoons when the Muslims came. At the time Gandhi had achieved the separation of Britain rule over India...

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The haunted Capulin Tree

little brother to visit my grandparents every weekend. My grandparents lived north of the state of Mexico; it was the town of Atotonilco in the state of Hidalgo. The exact location was miles out of town into a rural area; this area is about at least 90 square miles in total land. What makes my grandparents’ home so important to me is that, this land is full with life. There are woods, small rocky hills, plain fields for cropping, creeks, and most importantly my grandparents’ farm. It was a paradise...

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A Cultural Artifact

my family interacts with each other and our relationship among us. This collogue emphases what life is really about to me. It highlights the most important events that have happened to me in my life so far. There are a lot of memories of my grandparents that are no longer living and when I am missing them I could go back and reflect upon the photos to bring back the memories we have made. Even though the moments passed me by, pictures keep the memory alive. Some of the photos have a positive...

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Family and Grandma

what a fantastic couple my grandparents were. They were married for 52 years before my grandpa passed away in 1992. They truly loved each other. They enjoyed there time together and it always showed. They still held hand when they walked together, they joked with each other, and truly enjoyed each others company. My grandpa would hug and kiss my grandma and my grandma would always smile. They did everything together; they were each others best friend. My grandparents are a great example of a...

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is technology ruining society

watching a movie for the first time. The only happy and cheerful memory of my childhood is this one. When I was little our main holidays where in Skegness. We would take our grandparents caravan as it was a caravan site, it was brilliant. It was the most exciting thing in my childhood. It would be me, my sister, my mum, my grandparents and my auntie Karen. My mum would drive in a separate car from me, my sister and grandparent’s. My sister and I would, play eye spy but I would cheat and change it every...

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My relationship with nature

are also cultural museums. Every brick and tile has its history; only people who live in Hutongs will understand the meaning of the city’s peace and tranquility. During my childhood, I lived with all my family members which included my parents, grandparents, uncle, aunts, great-aunts and my great-grandfather together in my childhood. The siheyuan was only one floor story so it was easy for me to be closed to nature. All of my happiest memory was the experience lived in this siheyuan. There was...

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and impressive achievement for this class, so please join me in giving our warmest congratulations to the class…. As a kid, I spent my summers with my grandparents on their ranch in Texas. I helped fix windmills, vaccinate cattle, and do other chores. We also watched soap operas every afternoon, especially "Days of our Lives." My grandparents belonged to a Caravan Club, a group of Airstream trailer owners who travel together around the U.S. and Canada. And every few summers, we'd join the caravan...

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Cross-Cultural Marriage

in a cross-cultural marriage. No matter how deeply this couple is in love with each other, differences will rise due to the variations in culture. Marrying someone with totally different culture will lead to leaving one’s country, inability of grandparents to communicate with grandchildren and leaving one’s traditions. Marrying someone with totally different culture forces one the spouses to live outside his/her country. By that he/she will live instead in his/her partner’s country. Living...

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anthropology interview

reason they came here because they didn’t want to live in Vietnam because the life over there was hard and deficient of all necessities. My uncle’s father who is my grand father had to work for extremely hard and got poorly paid. His parents, my grandparents, decided to come here so that my uncle and his siblings could have a better life, better education to archive their goals easier. According to what my uncle said, “ It was a difficult and tough time when I first come here, I didn’t know any English...

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been made up of the clothing items wore by their grandmother and grandfather. To Dee, these quilts represented artwork, and skillful craftsmanship that required hardwork and committment. She understood that the quilts contained memories of her grandparents, traditions and family values. She felt she deserved these quilts regardless if she contributed or upheld those same values and traditions. She was more concerned about owning and displaying these pieces of her family, something to remember them...

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Like Mother, Like Daughter

life to be perfect, as I guess all children usually do. But as the years went on, I slowly began to realize that my life was far from perfect. At eight years old, my parents split up and I was forced to move to the DFW Metropolis to live with my grandparents. Living there I began to realize that my mother wasn’t who I thought she was. She was hardly ever home, her and my grandmother were fighting continuously when I had always known of them to be the best of friends. The fighting escalated more and...

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