Essay on Grandfather

  • The Old Curiosity Shop Essay

    The book called The Old Curiosity Shop was written by Charles Dickens. The piece printed as a book in 1941.The plot follows the life of Nell Trent and her grandfather, who both reside in The Old Curiosity Shop in London. A fact about the book I found interesting is apparently Queen Victoria read the novel in 1841 and was said to have called it “very interesting and cleverly written.” That was probably the moment when Charles realized his book was amazing, when the queen reads it! The events in the

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  • The Battle Royal ( 1952 )

    was when the narrator was experiencing the last days of his grandfather at his deathbed. It was where the family have gotten together since his grandfather was “considered an example of desirable conduct” (Ellison 285). Another place that took place was the narrator 's school graduation. It is the place that he have delivered the words he think is the essence of progress. He wrote this speech as he have been inspired by his grandfather humble lifestyle. The last and most important place that took

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  • The Greatest Event That Shaped Me Into The Person That I Have Become Today

    into the person that I have become today. My grandfather was an amazing man, kind hearted and would give the shirt off his back for you. He was a truck driver and always on the road. He was strong and worked very hard throughout his life to support his family. He truly was a special person and anyone that was blessed to know him knew this. When he became sick, it was not only hard on our family but also himself. When I was the age of sixteen, my grandfather had passed away. This was one of the hardest

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  • The Tiger 's Wife Essay

    the fear that comes over the grandfather. He does not yet know that the deathless man, formerly known as Gavran Gailé is immortal, and questions how Gavran is still alive. As Gavran woke, the pleasant demeanor in which he spoke, as if he were talking to an old friend, shocked the grandfather. Garvan 's pleasant demeanor is essential in shaping the grandfather’s perception of death, as well as how he views the world around them. This first encounter startled the grandfather, but made him begin to question

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  • My Grandfather, Mohammad Yaqoob, A Great Man

    My grandfather, Mohammad Yaqoob, was a great man. He was dearly loved by his wife, five children, and 12 grandchildren. He was born to Ghulam Mohammad and Rakhi in a big village Chander Ke Rajputan, Pakistan. He had seven siblings; four brothers and three sisters. His childhood is best described as both humble and fascinating. He lived a life that was full of pride, joy, and happiness. He took pride in his career as a businessman. It all started at an early age of 14 for him. He was the second oldest

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  • pai discovery

    reinvents the Maori tribe’s creation myth to save the dying culture. The mystical myth in Whale Rider would be when she rode the whale. Pai is suppose to be the new chief in town, however, her grandfather, Koro, does not think a girl should be chief because he believes it will break tradition. Pai’s grandfather would always talk to the whales to get some help and advice from them, which are said to be their ancestors. The community was breaking apart and Koro was aware of it; that’s why he wanted help

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  • The Battle Of Royal By Ralph Ellison

    did his speech and he was awarded with a scholarship to the state college for Negros. Ellison though he was curse by his grandfather because on the grandfather deathbed his last words before he died was to "keep up the good fight". "Our life is a war and I have been a traitor all my born days", "live with your head in the lion’s mouth". He didn’t understand what his grandfather 's was saying at that moment. He went to the smoker to give his speech his goal was to win to win acceptance from the wealthy

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  • A Bird in the House by Margaret Laurence Essay

    in her Grandfather Connor, Scottish heritage in her Grandmother MacLeod, Irish heritage in her Uncle Dan, which ultimately influence Vanessa’s personal identity. Canada is of the major influences of Grandfather Connor’s identity. When Vanessa was eleven years old she was interested in pioneers and how they had build the nation she calls home. She shows this interest through her book called “Pillars of a Nation” and found out her grandfather was considered a pioneer. Vanessa’s Grandfather Connor

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  • Analysis of "The Raft" Essay

    death and the difference between good and evil. This analysis will focus on the main theme growing up, the narrator, and his relationship to the grandfather. “The Raft” is about a twelve-year-old boy, who visits his grandparents. The grandfather tells him a story that he has already heard several times, but this time the story is different. The grandfather used to be in the army and fought in the Second World War, and he tells his grandson about an episode, where he bombed naked Japanese on a raft

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  • Plot Synopsis : A Grandfather Living On A Small Mars Colony

    Plot Synopsis: A grandfather living on a small Mars colony will begin the story by telling his kids about how he was one of the first astronauts to begin colonizing Mars. In his story, he will talk about how they survived the journey over, how their rocket worked, the specific flight path, and other particulars related to their mission. The flight and landing will introduce conflict in the form of technical glitches or psychological issues. The denouement will end the story with a successful landing

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  • A Narrative Essay : Death

    but unfortunately everyone dies. It 's a depressing time, and a time to be thankful for everything you 've ever been blessed with. For my grandfather, death was knocking at his door two years after he was diagnosed with bone cancer. He had gone through treatment, but eventually it stopped working and the only thing anyone could do was wait. My grandfather was admitted to the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine on July 29, 2013. I got the phone call from my older sister, Amanda

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  • Masculinity and male relationship: Things Fall Apart, Who Will Stop The Dark

    serves as an opposite to being masculine as describe by his father. “Okonkwo was popularly called the Roaring Flame... How then could he have begotten a son like Nwoye, degenerate and effeminate? Perhaps he was not his son… But Nwoye resembled his grandfather, Unoka, who was Okonkwo's father…. How could he have begotten a woman for a son?”4. Okonkwo compares himself to fire, a symbol of masculinity. Okonkwo is extremely frustrated with Nwoye because he is not fire-like as him. He is so frustrated that

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  • Movie Review : Everything Is Illuminated By Liev Schreiber And The Apostle

    Johnathan 's grandfather has died, and he wishes to learn more about him. His grandmother gives him an old picture of his grandfather standing with an unknown woman. Johnathan decides to travel to Ukraine, the country that his grandfather was from before he came to America. Johnathan hires a translator named Alex to help guide him around Ukraine. Alex is Ukrainian and has a strong passion for American culture he especially loves things like rap and dancing. Alex brings his grandfather along to drive

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  • The Orphan Boy And The Elk Dogs

    that he was an out cast. So, Long Arrow wants to do something great. He tells his grandfather, "I want to do something to make you proud and show people that you were wise to adopt me. What can I do?" Long Arrow 's grandfather wearily tells him of the Elk Dogs & how all men who have went on the journey have not come back. Despite this fact, Long Arrow still wants to go so he can impress the village and his grandfather. Before starting the journey, Long arrow is purified in a steam bath. He 's taught

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  • My Grandmother For Her Citizenship Test

    The living room walls are white, but the red curtains adorning all of one wall and the overstuffed brown couch invites me in, with the large television blaring almost uselessly in the corner of the living room. My grandfather is sitting to my right, wrapped up in a blanket although he insists on having the air conditioning on, his skullcap carelessly thrown besides him. My grandmother is on my left, laying on her side, her foot rhythmically rubbing her opposite leg, the veins pronounced and standing

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  • Grandfather Essay

    Mustafa Ahmed 09/ 17/2011 Grandfather My grandfather to me is a very distinctive person in our society. He has had a very huge impact on my life and the life of many of my family members and friends in many different ways. He was very unique in his own ways, you might ask why? Well it’s because of the kind of person he is, any task that he would take on in life he would accomplish it with his maximum effort. He has worked very hard

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  • My : My Heavenly Angel

    My Heavenly Angel Since I was a little girl, I can remember every little detail about my grandfather. I looked up to him. He was my idol. He would always visit on holidays and birthdays. He always came bearing gifts. What little kid wouldn’t love that? He was constantly there for me and my other siblings. He was the one who gave me my first car. He did so many things for me. He helped me with so many things. He also taught me many things in life. He truly was the most caring and generous man, I

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  • My Family History : Time Flies, And Pieces Of Stories From A Family

    history is to record them in writing. There are too many stories to tell and want I am going to write about is the key part of my family history, which makes my family a family. The story is about my great-grandfather Zhiyun, my grandfather Liangai. Three Generations Before Us My great-grandfather Zhiyun was born in 1901 in Guangzhou, China. He received education of relatively higher quality than the average Chinese people had in his early ages. At the age of twenty, he was given the opportunity of

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  • My Great Grandfather, Palmer Reese And Great Grandmother

    My family has a long history of divorce and instead of being a cynic; I wanted to delve into the complexity of divorce throughout history in Canada. My great-grandfather, Palmer Reese and great-grandmother, Clara Sterna fell in love in Winnipeg, Manitoba during the late 1920’s; they married and had three girls, Ruby, Laura and Shirley Reese. However, in 1935 Palmer left his wife and children to seek out work in Ontario working on the roads, and found a new French Canadian partner. Although, they

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  • Life Among The Piutes : Their Wrongs And Claims

    Winnemucca learned English and how the whites behaved, and how they pitied her and her people. Winnemucca’s grandfather seemed ecstatic that his “white brothers” had arrived. He must have known that whites would arrive sooner or later. In the early days all things seemed to be peaceful but it would not stay this way. During following interactions with settlers and explores her grandfather was given the name of “Captain Truckee” by General Freemont. Winnemucca explains where this name came from. “The

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  • Descriptive Essay - Glances Never Give You The Whole Story

    or not just because they don’t appear to have the same qualities. If two people aren’t made up of the same DNA, it does not mean they cannot be considered family. Family can’t be determined from scrutiny under the lens of a microscope. My grandfather and I have an exceptional relationship. In the picture located on the left, I am shown at a young age sitting in his lap with my tiny arms clinging around his arm, while his other playfully attacks my leg with tickles. Our smiles are stretched wide

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  • whip poor will Essay

    whippoorwill is an imaginary representation of the poets long lost grandfather. The whippoorwill is active at night, when the subject of the poem is asleep, indicating that the memory of his grandfather is not needed at that time. When he hears the call “Wes-ley-Wells” each morning, he understands his responsibility of labor on the family farm. The speaker is carrying on the tradition with his work that was done long ago by his grandfather, Wesley Wells. Once the whippoorwill has woken the speaker in

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  • Overlooking Personality and Age Differences in Max Apple's “Roommates”

    Max Apple's “Roommates” tells the story of two unnamed men, a grandfather and his grandson, and the unusual circumstances that lead them to share the same house for over 30 years. The grandfather is described as an irate man, a lover of strife, who dedicated his life to perpetual arguments and complaints. The grandson, the author of the piece, never explicitly describes himself, but one can infer from the text that he is an affable man who has a pleasant character, both considerate and introverted

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  • A Memorable Experience in Photography Essay

    something my grandfather will never forget. The Bombing of Pearl Harbor. The photograph that brings back these memories is taken somewhere in Europe during World War II. It's a photograph that has the air full of scores of Japanese warplanes. They are flying over war stricken farmland. As an American citizen, this photograph brings a lot of emotions through me and would have brought greater emotions to my grandfather. I used this photograph because it brings back the memory of my grandfather telling

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  • Essay about Song of Solomon Milkman Character Analysis

    is very disconnected with the black oppression that the rest of his culture feels even though he himself is much like a slave to his father.  All that Milkman knows of his family's roots are the facts that they originated in Virginia and his grandfather was killed on his farm in Pennsylvania.  He knows nothing of his ancestor's struggles with oppression and slavery.  Therefore he does not understand or appreciate his African American heritage. When Milkman is in his thirties he does, however, learn

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  • Reflections and Interpretations on "Digging" Essay

    puts the characters in helps show their differences. The father and grandfather are men who worked outside digging, and it's described in lines 15 through 18 when it says, "By God, the old man could handle a spade. / Just like his old man. / My grandfather cut more turf in a day / Than any other man on Toner's bog." ("Digging" 15-18). In this setting the main character makes it clear that his father and grandfather were very hard workingmen and also took pride in their work. But

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  • Family Tree Assignment : My Family

    salyards Mooney my grandmother and John Gordon Ruthford my grandfather. Shawn has 3 kids, my cousins Cody, Brady, and Chase. Carrie has one child, Dakota. My grandmother wanted was a granddaughter but instead was blessed with 8 grandsons. My grandparents got divorced in the 1980s and my grandmother remarried to my step grandfather Joseph Mooney. I come from a lot of different nationalities most of them are the Nordic countries, My grandfather John on my moms side is Icelandic, my grandmother is Scottish

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  • I At Last Finished A Four Year

    studying. Following graduation, my grandfather, who traveled more than eight hundred miles from California to watch me cross the stage, gave me an heirloom that had experienced more than fifty years of its own history. More specifically, a ring. A ring that represents to me lessons involving history, acceptance and the near future to come, a transition from childhood to adulthood. Especially during a time of my life in which I needed it greatly. When my grandfather was just a mere child, his own father

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  • Queen of Knives - a Close Reading

    recalls how a magician vanishes his grandmother during a magic show. Upon closer analysis we will see that Gaiman actually implies that the grandmother has died causing the grandfather to go crazy from the death of his wife. In order for our narrator to cope with traumatic experience of losing a loved one and witnessing his grandfather lose his mind he blends the story with memories. The poem is set up as a flashback which further gives credibility to our narrator’s erroneous memory. My analysis will

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  • Myth, Culture, and Family in Whale Rider Essay

    Niki Caro’s acclaimed film, Whale Rider, is an aspiring story of a young Maori girl’s pursuit to prove herself to her grandfather and to undertake her destiny as the tribal leader. Her grandfather, Chief of Whangara has old-fashioned attitudes that blind him to his granddaughter’s potential as his successor. It is only when tragedy strikes that Pai can prove to her grandfather that her community’s link with the spiritual world of the Maori lives on. The emphasis on Maori culture and myth allow us

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  • My Birthday Of My Grandfather

    birthday to my grandfather. It was an unforgettable memory for me and my family. What was so special about this birthday party of an old man who has seen and celebrated more birthdays than most of us have? The reason why it was so memorable was because there was this one point in his life where he could have left my family and this beautiful world. I still remembered that day of May when my grandfather was diagnosed with the heart failure. I didn 't know how to face my grandfather anymore because

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  • Personal Statement : Professional Success

    personal growth and fulfilment you cannot be considered successful. The person I chose to interview is my grandfather, Buck Tung Cheung, who I will refer to as my grandfather for the duration of this assignment. My grandfather was born in a small rural village in China, and in 1951 immigrated to Canada determine to fulfill the “Canadian Dream”. When he first came to Canada, he worked for his grandfather in a restaurant called New China. After a couple of years, he took ownership of New China which he eventually

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  • My Own Chess Games At A Chess Game

    from interviewing my grandfather and uncle both experienced chess player, and my visitation. My first interview was with my grandfather. I chose to interview my grandfather because he is a very experienced chess player who has played his entire life. I knew that I would learn something new from my grandfather because of all the experience that my grandfather has behind him. And sure enough, I did learn something new. Not only did I learn about the history of how my grandfather became interested in

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  • The Makings Of A True Hero

    her visions regarding the well-being of France. These individuals are only a few examples of some well- known and socially accepted heroes throughout history. In my eyes, both my grandfather and my grandmother are both heroes. Neither one has ever given up when things in their lives came to tear them down. My grandfather has a very special story displaying his heroic character. My grandfather’s story begins in December with Christmas right around the corner. My aunt was traveling back from Boise

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  • My Debt to Grandfather Essay

    the man who, until yesterday, held the key that controlled its belongings, used the contents of this treasure chest not only as a teaching tool, but as a foundation with which to base the rearing of his children and grandchildren. Simply put, my grandfather taught all of his kids the meaning of life and how to be successful in this world by applying the various apparatuses whose home was the very place that I now had the key to open. No amount of experience or knowledge could prepare me for what

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  • My Grandmother From The Drive Of Great Grandma 's House

    my grandmother (far left) in the drive of great grandma’s house. Furthermore, my great grandfather worked at the Oil Well and he cut Christmas trees and painted houses. He never drove in his life; he would always walk to work. While, my great grandmother worked at the Oil City Hospital doing laundry for the nurses and she worked at a cigar shop called Bowers Store. She drove a Big Lincoln Town car and drove that car until she was 96, she then sold it to my uncle and he still has the car, which

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  • He Called Me Benny Boy

    He Called Me Benny Boy The life of my grandfather from start to finish was remarkable! He had many qualities that I admire and it took his entire life to perfect them. My grandfather was wise, disciplined, loyal, and dependable. He was an exceptional leader, and hard working. He was a man of integrity. When he gave you his word, he kept it. He was courageous and determined. He was a persistent man. Most of all he was a loving man. I wish I had half the qualities that he had. His life was a journey

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  • Compare the Ways the in Which the Writers of Flight and Compass and Torch Show Characters Coming to Terms with Growing Up.

    have been responsible for Lessing‘s opinions on marriage. Lessing is quoted saying "There is a whole generation of women and it was as if their lives came to a stop when they had children.”, 2012, [online]. The protagonist, the Grandfather, has similarities in his opinions to that of Lessing’s own. Which is that marriage is for when you are ready to give up on a life of your own. Compass and Torch, by Elizabeth Baines, is the story of a camping trip between a young boy and his

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  • The Scholarship Jacket Essay

    society. “The Scholarship Jacket” by Marta Salinas is about a young girl wanting to figure out why life sometimes seems harder for her just because of her race and where she stands in society. The main characters in this story are Martha, her grandfather, and the principal. They are some few minor characters, her two teachers. The story begins by telling us how she feels about the scholarship jacket and how it important it is for her to receive it this year, because it is her last year. She describes

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  • My Grandfather : My Paternal Grandfather

    The first person I chose to interview was my paternal grandfather. I felt that my grandfather had an interesting insight and perspective on death due to his age and culture. Typically in the Hindu faith, the eldest son takes care of the grandparents up until death which I have witness first hand. Other cultural expectations led my grandfather through intriguing and difficult experiences with death. His first experience of death was a rather drastic lost in his nuclear family. His father was a doctor

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  • Time Travel Is A Science Fictional Idea

    taught philosophy at the University of Princeton. David Lewis made important contributions in the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophical logic. One of David Lewis’s focuses was on the paradox titled “grandfather” which is an example of a time travel scenario that has a contradiction. My view on time travel is that I disagree with David Lewis and his thorough research of the possibility of time travel. I believe this because time travel in science fiction

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  • The 's Maternal Grandfather, Rasmus Ordahl, And Her Maternal Grandmother

    Rasmus & Torina Ordahl Ruth Blomquist’s maternal grandfather, Rasmus Ordahl, and her maternal grandmother, who presumably went by the name Torina Sather Andersdotter, sailed on the same ship from Bergin, Norway, probably in the early 1860s. Rasmus, born on March 25 1841, grew up in Bergin, where his family earned their living as contract laborers engaged in fishing. When his age permitted, he joined his relatives in the family trade and saved whatever he could of his earnings for passage to America

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  • My Family Background On Family

    children. Their oldest, Ethel, was born in 1920. Two years later, Jessie was born. My grandfather Billy was born on June 1, 1926. Two years after my grandfather was born, his brother Wayne was born. Their youngest son, Harry, was born nine years later. In 1946, William and Ruth divorced. In 1955, William married Jessie Diggins Walker. On October 27, 1987 William died. Ruth died on February 21, 1992. My grandfather was born during the Great Depression. Growing up, he remembers hunting to keep food

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  • Project On Richard Allen, My Grandfather

    I decided to do my culminating project on Richard Allen, my Grandfather. I chose him for many reasons. We both like technology, he has been in the Vietnam War, he has lots of old antique items, some new, and he has experienced segregation. He has suffered from strokes recently, and has had two major strokes in the last 5 years. These are all very important reasons why I chose to do my project on my grandfather. My grandfather was born in Malden, Massachusetts on June 16th, 1943 which was during

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  • Analysis Of The Movie ' The Film '

    the woman whose family helped save his grandfather during the World War II. Although he did not find this woman, but he learns more about his own history and the World War II. Jonathan also meets Alex, who learns more about his own family history than he ever expected to. Alex is his cousin and would also be his translator. Therefore, Jonathan was surprised to see that his translator hardly speaks English and his driver claimed to be blind. Alex grandfather refuses to drive the car unless he has

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  • I Have A Successful Business

    I have a great deal of admiration for my grandfather having a successful and reputable business for twenty-seven years before his retirement. Due to his success in owning his own business he is a person that not only I can learn from, but many others can as well. Each day can bring its own obstacles when owning your own business. You will find my grandfather’s advise on how to maneuver through or around the obstacles without giving up to create a successful business. As you read further on that his

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  • Graveyards with my Grandfather Essay

    father’s family, my grandparents, for the summer. They lived about three hours away, but I did not know them very well, and although I never particularly wanted to go, my mother said it was best, so I could get to know my father’s family. My grandfather, whom I called Papa, while his name was actually Sid, was the highlight of my visits. My mother always told me stories about him, and as the story goes, he worshipped me when I was a toddler. I was the first grandchild, the first niece, the first

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  • My Life Of My Grandfather

    Curiosity has been something that has always struck me as being closely tied to a career in medicine. My grandfather was a general practice physician who I witnessed growing old and weakening as the days passed. As a child he always enjoyed showing me many things he has learned from his medical practice and hobbies that he did on the side when he was not on the clock. I relished his company and looked forward to visiting him every time I had the chance to. Later as his health started to decline,

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  • My Great Grandfather 's Generation Revolutionized Agricultural Infrastructure With Self Education

    lifelong values, education pushed my family] towards opportunity and growth. Education is what transformed my great-grandfather’s small plot of land into a successful industrialized farm with the introduction of new engine technology, what allowed my grandfather to bring new infrastructure to his childhood village, Ichiputhur, as mayor, and what took my parents from India to North America in pursuit of superior universities. Education was the catalyst for change in my family, providing new opportunities

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  • Technology Has Improved Over My Grandfather 's Lifetime

    Technology is incorporated in a lot of people’s lives. As my grandfather mentions, most teenagers who sit down to have a family meal will have their phones by them. Since technology is extremely incorporated in our lives, it is completely normal for people to be holding two conversations at the same time. One of those conversations can be through texting and another conversation can be in person. Another important topic my grandfather and I discussed was equality. Although equality has gotten better

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