I Am 37 Years Old Essay

1204 Words Sep 13th, 2016 5 Pages
My full name is Kendrah Rhiannon Marie Lopez, I am 37 years old, born on April 6, 1979, and happen to be a single mother of a 19-year-old son named Donovan. The person I exist to be today, definitely is a result of my culture, background, and family. Quite a bit can be said about myself from my name alone. My dad was the one who named me and I take a great deal of pride in it. Kendrah is a unique name which is not very common and even more uncommon to be spelled the way mine is. Rhiannon comes from the Fleetwood Mac song “Rhiannon,” because my parents grew up in the 60s and 70s and rock and roll was and remains their favorite genre. Being the oldest daughter in a Hispanic family, naturally I would be given the middle name Marie, same as most of my cousins. Lopez comes from the patriarch on my dad’s side, my grandfather, Marcelino Lopez. Family, language, food, religion, traditions, and beliefs all come together to make up my culture.
My family is extremely important to me and the person who I am today stems from them, especially from my grandparents on my dad’s side. My grandparents were originally from New Mexico, my grandpa Marcelino was born in a small town called Mora and my grandma Mary was born in an even smaller town called Anton Chico. I am not sure when my grandparents moved to Pueblo, but I do know that they lived in a small house on Elm Street in Bessemer as my grandpa worked as a steelworker for CF&I. In 1962, my grandparents purchased nine acres of…

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