Short Essay About My Grandmother

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“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice” a well-known quote by Bob Marley. I have never quite understood the expression behind those words until I had a conversation with my grandmother. I was sitting at the kitchen table while my grandmother was in the kitchen cooking. Just being in her home reminds me of a summer breeze that 's filled with so much warmth. For those who don 't know my grandmother, she is a very nice person, but also private. My grandmother always bestow me with her words of wisdom every time I am there. Out of curiosity, I asked my grandmother a question. Which puzzled her when I asked what memories she had as a child. My grandmother had sat down at the kitchen table trying to recall her past …show more content…
It so happens she was born during World War II, but don’t remember any events that have taken place at the time. My grandmother parents are Lily Mae Madison and Henry Madison Sr. My grandmother was born at home with a midwife on eagle street in Franklin, Louisiana. She was the third oldest out of her six brothers and sisters. My grandmother said her father had worked at a sugar mill. When the war had ended her father would bring a rope for them to play with. My grandmother stated that the ropes were made different in her time and the rope was pretty strong. She also said her father would buy them flowers and marbles in different sizes. As a gift he bought her oldest sister, Billie a bike while my grandmother and the rest got skates. My grandmother said it was so difficult for her that she just gave up on skating. She also told me her father had a green thumb and the reason he started planting because his wife loves flowers. She said that they lived in a yellow duplex with a garden and planting everything except rice. She said her mother like shoes and clothing with nice quality. Her mother favorite store are Meyers and a baby store. My grandmother said she doesn 't remember the store name and in fact it don’t exist anymore. My grandmother stated that everything was segregated between whites and blacks. If a black person goes to a grocery store he or she must enter through the back …show more content…
My grandmother also said that both of the dogs were intelligent and they would send one of them to the grocery store with a basket and note. Everyone like their dog and ask her father is he selling them. Her father stated that he was not selling them. However, that didn’t prevent anyone from stealing both of their dogs. The thief was unidentified and not caught. To resume, her father would often buy her mother baby dolls which was very expensive. He know his wife loves dolls and collect them as a hobby. My grandmother doesn 't remember where he got the dolls from or store it came from. My grandmother said that her mother would bring them to church on Sunday and send them to Sunday school. My grandmother was telling me a funny story about what she and her youngest sister did in church. My grandmother said, "One day my youngest sister and I would eat all the tea cake my mother had made for the church. My mother got so mad and wonder who ate all the tea cake. So my sister and I blame it on our two oldest sisters so they would get in trouble instead of us. We were laughing and joking about it". On sunday night my grandmother said she would go out with her sisters to the movie cinema theater to watch Don Knotts and Andy Griffith as well as go to the basketball and football game. Where they would go to have a good time and enjoy

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