I Am A Cold August Winter Night ' Cedar Rapids ' Iowa ' Essay

1707 Words Sep 13th, 2016 7 Pages
It was just another cold January winter night in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. On the fifth of January, I was introduced to the world, I was born on the coldest day of 1999, at a frigid -30 degrees. I’ve been blessed with the two greatest parents in the world that have been married for 19 years. My family was completed on May 24, 2001, when my little brother Mason was born. Mason and I were not given our names for any specific reason our parents just liked the names. James was my middle name that my parents had given me which came from my grandfather. Stahle is a german name, and in Germany, it was pronounced “Steal”, my ancestors came to the United States in the early 1800’s.
I grew up in a small town in Iowa called Solon on a farm, and so has my family, and ancestors for the past 155 years. I’ve grown up in the same house as every generation of Stahle’s since they have moved to the great state of Iowa from Germany. As I don’t recall any of my life from when I was born to around the age of five, the only memory I have is that I was potty trained and went to preschool. Although time seems to never slow down especially as you age. I remember the first day of elementary school and I was scared to death because didn’t know anyone, but that is when I had met my two best friends Grant and Justin. My friends and I had our first sleepover when we were in first grade, and I remember that they had to leave during the middle of the night because they thought there was something in the…

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