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Tatyana Allison
Re: 9/19 Discussion
Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:33pm
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During my childhood I was basically raised by my grandmother on her 7 acres of land deep in the country. This is what I chose to write about in my personal narrative. That land and those times meant so much to her and I. Even the fact that she had three horses and I could claim one as mine was great. Then she began getting sick and there was the fire that burned the whole house down and other surrounding things. I chose this event over all the others because this one had a large impact on my life. My grandmother was in the house when it had caught on fire and made it out in second before the house was totally engulfed by flames. When your house becomes front page of the local newspaper and is titled ďFighting the BeastĒ you know things were bad. My grandmother had spent weeks in the hospital after the fire due to complications. Even worse my family and I were now homeless and had to look for other places to stay. Since the event happened around the holidays I was forced to spend my Christmas in the local Holiday Inn. That in its own was a very significant moment in my life, being that my mother still tried to give me the things that I needed and wanted during a time that was rough for the entire family. We were basically forced to start our lives all over. The details about how my family dealt with all that we were faced with and came through this horrific moment are important to my thesis. Considering the fact that these women in my family were strong and did not want my other siblings and me to worry a great deal about what was happening. The event was life changing being that no one really knows what could have happened. My grandmother was in the house at the time of the fire but she made it out, most people would not understand the value of a life or being humble until a certain event happens and changes their whole outlook on life. This fire is what happened to my family and I, we lost everything but we did not lose our faith and that is what made it a lot easier for us to move on and rebuild.
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