Analysis Of The Poem ' -maya Angelou ' By Glenda Kay Smith Essay

951 Words Apr 19th, 2016 4 Pages
“Hate has caused a lot of problems in this world, but hasn’t solved one yet.”-Maya Angelou. This is one of my grandmother’s, Glenda Kay Smith, favorite quotes. Glenda’s life began on January 25, 1945. She was born at her grandmother’s house in Wolfpit, North Carolina. Her father was away at France fighting during World War II. Glenda lived in Greensboro, North Carolina. When she was seven, her family moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Her neighborhood was filled with older duplexes and newer houses. There was one apartment complex in the neighborhood, and that is where my grandmother lived. Glenda’s father, John Smith, was a carpenter, and her mother, Alma Smith, was a overall maker. She had a sister, Mary Ann, and a brother, Kenneth “Butch.” Mary Ann was a pest and got Butch and Glenda in trouble. Butch enjoyed baseball, and he and my grandmother fought a lot. My grandmother, as a child, was bratty and talkative. She liked to play in the mud and enjoyed riding her bike. Her favorite foods were spaghetti, her mother’s chocolate cake, dumplings, green beans, vanilla ice cream, and stuffing. For fun, Glenda rode her bike, played baseball and hide and go seek, read, and listened to the radio. Her favorite toys were a boy doll called Tommy, marbles, her hula hoop, board games, and paper dolls. Tommy was the favorite out of all of them. Glenda’s childhood was both work and play. She had to dust the house, iron the sheets, dry dishes, and help take care of Mary Ann, who was about…

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