Descriptive Essay - Original Writing

1760 Words Nov 18th, 2016 8 Pages
It was a Sunday afternoon, just like any other, and I was heading to my grandparent’s house. I pulled into their driveway and excitedly jumped from my car and took the path to their backdoor that I always came through. I knocked the usual three knocks, “bang, bang, bang.” I heard their small dog Zack barking, so I knew they must be home. Seconds later, my mema answered the door, very happy to see me. She walked me to the living room where she and Grandpa always sit. It was then that I told my grandpa that I wanted to ask him some questions about how he met Mema. He jokingly replied, “Peyton, that’s been a long time. But I’ll try my best.” I laughed and told him with a smile, “That’s all I’m looking for.”
I knew most of this story, or so I thought. Little did I know that it was so much more than a man and woman being together for over fifty years. My interview started with Grandpa telling me that Mema was born on October 28, 1938, in Hastings, Minnesota, and he was born on September 18, 1939, in Cookeville, Tennessee. Considering this long distance, I asked myself how a farm boy from Cookeville, Tennessee got to Minnesota to meet the woman he would spend eternity with. “The Army, I was a Radar Technician stationed at Fort Snelling, Minnesota.” His answer was immediate as if he was giving me an account of an event that had just recently taken place. To fully understand what brought my grandpa to my mema, I would need more knowledge on what Fort…

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