Thanksgiving Is The Last Normal Thanksgiving Essay

1085 Words Nov 5th, 2016 5 Pages
To most of us, thanksgiving is a time of year we all look forward too. A time we get to see family, eat and be thankful for everything we have. For others, however, it is still a happy time but certain, events have triggered the holiday to become a memory of what used to be. Although those of us try to stay thinking positive as shown in figure one, it may become difficult at times. As Anthony shares the story of his thanksgiving in 2012, he says, "[e]very thanksgiving me and my cousin would help my grandma... We ate breakfast, we watched the Thanksgiving game, we, we did everything that we normally would... That Thanksgiving was the last normal Thanksgiving" (Sandoval).
After Anthony 's family finished all their Thanksgiving traditions, he went home with the excuse that he was tired. When he arrived home, he was greeted by his uncle. Anthony states, "my uncle... came rushing up to my room, telling me he had to borrow some sweats, running shoes, and a hoody... I was a big fan of The Jabbawockeez, I had a lot of masks and he took one" (Sandoval). Anthony thought nothing of this. After all, he was just a young high schooler, who loved his uncle and trusted his uncle. This led him to believe the lie he had made up as an excuse to persuade Anthony to let him borrow the clothes
Later that night, when Anthony and his mother were home, they got a phone call. The one that nobody looks forward to or ever expects, the tragic midnight phone call. "Not really getting straight…

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