My Only Mother

Last summer as I was looking through my family's chest of photo albums, I happened upon an interesting photograph. As I pulled out the last scrapbook and blew the dust away I noticed a picture forsaken at the bottom of the box, it was of my mother. This picture of her as a twenty-five-year-old woma

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The Perfect Role of a Mother

A mother is something that gives rise to or exercises protective care over something else. (Webster's Universal College Dictionary; 1997) A mother is not only the borer of a child but she is someone who takes care of someone else. In the story "The Night Santa Claus Cam

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Memories and Events in Christmas

"Hurry up!" Annie said to her mom as she went barreling down the stairs. "I'm coming." Ms. Mary Weston called back to her daughter. She was almost ready to go Christmas shopping when she remembered that she had forgotten to get her gloves out of her coat pocket.

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Pain of Losing A Mother To Cancer

Martin Podgorski or English II Book Report You Shouldn't Have to Say Good-bye --Patricia Hermes- The Book is set in New York. It is a book about a young girl losing her mother to cancer. The theme is to never let a death in your life ruin the rest. I thought the book was really

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Breakfast Time with the Family

Mom was in the kitchen cooking a Christmas Eve breakfast when I woke up. Through the aroma's I could make out the smell of fried bacon, buttermilk biscuits, and Moravian sugar cake. As I drifted into the kitchen, still half asleep, Mom turned and smiled as I did the same.

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My Personal Perspective on God's Faith

Growing up I did not have much to do with God and the church. My mother and father were Lutheran, but I cannot remember going to church even once. My parents divorced when I was three and my mother met my stepfather when I was five. His family is Catholic, and when

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My Little Prayer to God

Saying a little prayer to God at every beginning and end of each traveling journey is part of a daily routine that I always do for the past three years. Some of my friends think that I'm being too religious for having this devout attitude. None of them know that there

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The Spirit of Christmas

Christmas is a time when we are surrounded by plenty of reminders. The lights on the houses, the big red bows in department store windows, and the bright reds and greens all over the restaurants make it very difficult to forget that it is the holiday season. This year, however, the reminders that I

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Why He Was or Was Not Saved

The way Langston Hughes said he was saved but he wasn't really saved kind of gives the whole plot away at the beginning. But he said it like this to grab his readers' attention and make them keep reading on to fully understand why he was or was not saved. This indeed did catch my eye. I have also ha

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The novel Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

In the novel Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, the author presents a ten year-old boy whose life is described day by day. It consists of the playground, the school, and his family matters. The story is told from the boy's point of view, where at the end of the novel his status is so different from the beginnin

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Different Ways of Celebrating Christmas

Weihnachten Growing up, I had never given much thought to how Christmas was celebrated in other areas of the world, but working at a German company for the past five years, I have come to realize that Germans and Americans have different ways of

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The Emergency Room by Kev Caldwell

As my mom left in the ambulance I thought to myself, "Why don't they put the sirens on?" They did not realize how much pain she was going through. I came home from school after having what seemed like a regular day when I heard my mother scream. I found my mom on her bed. Crying she stuttered "I

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Christmas Spirit in Spain

Christmas in Spain is a very joyous and religious time of year. You will see that a Spanish Christmas has a lot of American influence but also has much of their own heritage in it. In small towns and villages it is more traditional and distinctly Spanish. It is in the bigger cities that you wi

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The Close Call

It was Christmas Eve, supposedly a joyous occasion. The snowflakes fell to the ground continuously like the last seeds of a dandelion blowing in the wind leaving the dead flower. It had been snowing for three days and I've been at the fire department for 20 hours waiting for t

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A Scene on the Set

Teenage sex, Selfish nes and sorrow, all releated. Teen - greek for Meloncolly. Teen is harest of any decade, as your bones grow, they do hurt. Not physicaly, but you know. And its time for crudemess, denyal and destuction. And there is nothing that i thought i havnt said before, be true to your a

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Christmas Time Season

As I slowly awaken from a deep sleep, cool air hits my squinting eyes and I have the feeling that this is not a normal day. I close my eyes again and ponder for less than a spilt second then realize that SANTA CAME LAST NIGHT!!! I throw back the covers, ignoring the cold that would have k

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" My First Christmas "

The music in the background buzzed through the dimly lit bar as Sharon gently caressed the smooth glass as she stared fuzzily into her fifth glass of whiskey. It had not been her intention when she walked into the Crocodile to become tipsy, it was more something that had just happened while

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Babes in Toyland At Lacordaire Academy

Babes in Toyland was recently preformed at Lacordaire Academy by K.T. productions in Montclair New Jersey. It is a seasonal play for Christmas, which includes toys, which come to life. The play was consistent with the original version with only minor adjustments here and there.

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Christmas in Germany

There are many different ways to celebrate Christmas in the world. I picked Germany and France & Canada (as one b/c the info I got was on both). In France, they use Christmas trees just like we do. It's used as a symbol of showing what creation has to offer: light and the movement of angels, t

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A Gridlock on Christmas Eve

All I can do is ask myself every year "why do I wait?" Every year I tend to wait to do all my Christmas shopping until the night before. I do not know why I do it, but I do. Christmas Eve of 2001 was the worst I have ever been through. It is Christmas Eve 2001; I am walking out to my ca

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Life Reflection

On Friday December 6th I went to the doctor. During this visit, I was told that I was seven weeks pregnant. Words could not describe the elation and anticipation I was feeling at the reported news. Excitedly, before leaving the doctor's office I had informed my husband and entire family. I felt

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A Christmas Carol in London

1). This story takes place in London, England. The time is winter and it starts the day before Christmas, also known as Christmas Eve. The settings of the book include Scrooge's Counting House, Scrooge's Home, Bob Cratchit's home, assorted places throughout Scrooges childhood like the schoolhouse an

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The First Centuries of Christianity

At the beginning of the winter, when the days were short, the Teutons thought heavily of their sun God Odin. They asked for its assistance for defeating winter and winter death. They also tried to reconcile the Winterdaemonen by dancing around the fires, hummin

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The Christmas Holiday

It's Christmas time again, the time of hopes, joys, and forgiveness. It's the time that I always have the good feeling inside me. Every year at this moment, I like to be alone by myself to think. I think about many things that consider important to me. They're including my past, my presence, and my

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What is It Like to Be a Rich Man?

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. This is when I walk around practicaly eating my way through the day. There is food everywhere and people are so cheery and daydreamers that they do not stop and look at the pretty, washed dogs to feed, over the

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