Essay on My Mother 's Side Of The Family

1125 Words May 6th, 2016 null Page
I have lived in Athens, Georgia my entire twenty-six years of life. I went to the same high school in Athens that my mother and father both attended and my parents know just about everyone in Athens in some way or another. Even though Athens is a college town, there are people that have lived here for generations and never ventured out. My mom’s side of the family is from rural Oconee County and full of farmers. My dad’s side of the family is from Jackson County and full of factory workers and farmers as well. Gaining a higher education has not been something my family values as much as others might, but my family is full of hard workers. My grandmothers’ are not sure where we migrated from because to them they have been living in and around the same counties for as long as they can remember. My mother attended Athens Tech and is now a cafeteria manager at the local high school and my father was in the marines before being a welder. He had been a welder for twenty or more years until this past year when his job had to cut a lot of their employees and so now he is working for Clarke County Schools as well doing field maintenance. Growing up my parents just wanted me to be happy and they did not care whether or not I attended college. After I graduated from high school I went to Athens Tech for Early Childhood Care and Education. I partied too much the first year and made mistakes so that plus taking a lot of classes I did not even need caused me to stay at Athens Tech for…

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