I can remember going to my
grandparent’s house when I was little and they telling me stories of their
summers. They told me about their grandparent’s farms that they owned in
Canada, they told stories of an entire mountain that they owned. My
grandfather told me that his grandparents were rich and that they owned
priceless artifacts, paintings, and huge amounts of land.
When his grandparents moved to the United States they kept all their
priceless artifacts in their home in Nova Scotia. They bought a home in
Jamaica Plain, and lived there during the winters. In the summer they
returned to Canada to open their farm that was kept running during the
winter by neighbors. After a while they had to give up their animals
because no one would care for them anymore.
One year they returned to their home and their house was looted; all
their priceless possessions were stolen. After a couple of years they
could not afford to pay for all their land so they had to sell all of it.
My grandmother inherited a small amount of land and a small home but she
could not afford to keep it. They never found out who the people were who
stole their possessions
Paths can be used for many diffrent
things.Going out for a nice quiet walk, or perhaps taking a short cut
somewhere. In these paths contain many diffrent things such as trees,
bushes, flowers, and animals.This path contains more than juust nature, it
contains America. At this place I spent twelve days noticing various
changes that took place.During this experience "I became a transparent
eyeball" I noticed some drastic changes in the appearence of the path.
In my small spot of American nature is a small wooded area with one
path in and out. On the side of the path is a small pond, not too big,
deep, or wide.
Whenevere I am walking through there are people taking walkswith their
dogsor with another person. People seem to enjoy walking there but they
don't appreciate it like I do,because they through their trash on the
ground. And no one ever picks it up. I feel that this spot is an American
one because of it's freedom. Anyone is allowed to visit this place. The
animals there are also American because of their origin, they are native
One change that I noticed throughout my entire observation was that the
leaves fell more and more each day. From the first day there were many
leaves on the trees, and gradually the leaves fell untill there were no
more. The leaves fell and completely covered the path and made it hard to
To me this change represents the arrival of a new fall season. When
leaves die and make the ground bright, and colorful.
John is a friend of
mine. He may seem like a regular kid,but when he gets excited to do
something he turns into a diffrent person. John calls up this kid Sean one
day, and asks if he wants to get something to eat, so Sean feeling hungary
says "yeah". Then John calls up Brendan, and he agrees to go out to eat.
John has not seen sean or Brendan in a while, and he is excited to
see them.When John picks them up he exclaims "WHATS UP BRUTHAA", nothing
says Sean and Brendan.They get into the car and John is so excited he
starts yelling but Sean, and Brendan can't make out what he is saying to
them, all they hear is "yabbadubbadooh guy" and some moumbling sounds.
Brendan then tells John to slow down his words, and to think before he
speaks, John then replies "shut up kid".
They can't decide where to eat so they finaly go to the drive thru
at McDonals's. John orders his food and then asks Sean and Brendan what
they want. Sean said "a double cheeseburger meal with a coke and barbeque
sauce", but John said something like"mmmerrrmaamerchessecoke".Sean and
Brendan start to laugh histerically, and then John starts to laughing and
they all leave without their food, all because John can't speak well.
Emily Dickinson lived from 1830 – 1886. She
was a private person, only a few people outside of her family knew her.
She wrote 1,775 poems and only seven poems were published during her
lifetime. Emily Dickinson’s, “Because I Could Not Stop For Death” is a
poem with no particular rhyme scheme. To Dickinson death is immortal;
there is no escape from death. This poem helps the reader understand the
meaning that she is trying to get across. That “Death” is convenient, and
that you can’t run or hide from death.
This poem shows how death can be convenient. She states that death can be
civil, and that death walks with you, without haste. “ We slowly drove- he
knew no haste, and I had put away, my labor and my leisure too, for his
civility.” This shows that death is lenient but inevitable. Death is apart
of living and everyone experiences death sooner or later.
This poem has no particular rhyme scheme, just like most of her poems she
uses imagery to get across her message. She uses imagery when she speaks
of the Carriage and the slow journey; she is speaking of death. Death is a
slow process that takes the course of a whole lifetime. When she speaks of
the schoolchildren and sunsets she was referring to life. And when she
speaks of the house it shows eternity.
Death is forever an eternity; there is no escape from it. Death is final;
there is no return. “ Since then-‘ tis Centuries- and yet feels shorter
than the Day, I first surmised the
Horses Heads were toward eternity.” This quote shows that death has been
around since before life existed, and that it will always be around. Death
does not act it’s age, death is old but still it gets around like it was
young, and that death has all the time it needs.
Emily Dickinson’s “ Because I Could Not Stop For Death” is one of
her many poems about death. She uses imagery as a major tool to show her
meaning that she is trying to get across.
Bowling is a game of skill; it involves little physical ability or
athletic ability. Some tools of the game include a hard wood floor, shaped
into a long lane, a smooth round bowling ball with three finger holes, and
ten pins lined up in a specific order. To me a sport is a game that has
these key elements: athleticism, an earned score, and the outcome of a
The history of bowling dates back all the way to the ancient
Egyptians. “The implements for such a game have been found in an Egyptian
tomb that’s more than 7,000 years old, and a sort of bowling has been
popular among Polynesian Islanders for at least several centuries.” “In
the 3rd century AD, every German peasant carried a Kegel, a club similar
to the Irish shillelagh, for protection. It became a customary test of
faith in many churches for the parishioner to set up his Kegel as a
target, representing the heathen, and then roll a stone in an attempt to
knock it down. If he succeeded, he was considered free of sin.” Bowling
has been modified differently by many different cultures over the years of
its existence. (www.hiskoksports.com/history/bowling)
The sport of bowling came over to America from the European settlers,
and the sport really took off in New York City. “German immigrants helped
to popularize the sport in the Midwest, especially in Chicago, Cincinnati,
Detroit, St. Louis, and Milwaukee. With inter-club and inter-league
bowling on the increase, equipment and rules had to be standardized
nationally.” During this period this sport really became Americanized, it
took on some small but numerous changes. These changes included the way it
was scored and the equipment used. (www.hickoksports.com/history/bowling)
Professional bowler Parker Bohn III just recently won his second
straight player of the year award. He won a high 83% of the votes from his
peers. Bohn says “Winning for a second time is more special because it
proves the first time was not a fluke,” “there are players of the year
every season, but few have done it more than once. That puts me in more of
an elite category. I’m honored that the membership at large voted me as
their player of the year again.” Professional bowlers are categorized into
their own section of greatness by their peers, who vote for the most
improved or most successful. (Parker Bohn III, www.bowlingindex.com)
Women didn’t begin to bowl until the late nineteenth century, but
they did not have their own league or association. “It was in 1917 that
the Women’s International Congress was born in St. Louis. Women leaders
from around the country participating in a tournament decided to form what
was then called the Women’s National Bowling Association.” Women bowled
before this for a recreational activity, not thinking about why they
couldn’t bowl professionally until the early 1900’s.
Tommy Jones an amateur bowler trying to make it a professional career
says, “this is one of the biggest accomplishments of my bowling career.
It’s an individual title and something that was earned. There are many
amateur bowlers trying to make it into the sport while it has become
popular. There is a lot of money to be made in professional bowling these
days, many people are now trying to win as much as they can while its