• Sugar Cane Plantations Great Grand
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    Sugar Cane Plantations In 1913 my Great Grandfather Man Kum Paik immigrated to Hawaii to work in the infamous sugar cane plantations. He first arrived in Koloa, Kauai. My Great Grandmother came over two years later. They moved to the Big Island where my Great Grandfather worked in the Plantation fields in the Paala plant. After having his first child he moved the family over to Hilo because the school that was around Paala only went up to the sixth grade. He wanted his children to be educated at...
  • William Faulkner Great Grandfather
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    The Southern Grown Faulkner William Cuthbert Falkner was born on September 25, 1897 in New Albany, Mississippi. He was the eldest of four brothers from Murry and Maud Butler Falkner (later in his life he restored the "u" to the family name). As a child William always had a strong interest in the arts. He enjoyed painting, writing poetry and other forms of art. During his elementary years William excelled and skipped the second grade (Helmster). However during his early teens he began to waiver ...
  • Finland Family Great Grenman
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    Genetic Journey When I was fifteen, my mother hauled along two of my friends and I, to a reunion in Phillips, Wisconsin. The whole way to the reunion I was thinking about how thankful I was to have friends with me, to help me escape from the cheek pulling and "cutesy-woot sing", I would receive from the relatives. At the reunion the adults talked among themselves and the children played together. If at this time I would have realized how important my ancestors were, maybe I would have chose to l...
  • Native American Family Great Tribe
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    The experiment calls for us to trace our ancestry in any manner possible and trace where we as an ethnicity came from. I decided to concentrate on my mothers's ide of the family because it is more interesting and something other members in my family have already started to investigate. I choose not to concentrate on my fathers's ide because being Mexican is the general term people associate me with. I wanted to elaborate on the other part of my culture, being Native American. From the stories my...
  • Successful Future Great Life One
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    My great-grandfather moved to this country from Thailand. His lineage situation is a bit confusing considering he is of mixed blood. In those days racism was on a uphill slope, especially in such countries as Taiwan and China, and Japan, that would have been considered blasphemous and it still is today. Today we live in a more enlightened time, being of Taiwanese and Jamaican blood he and his parents were abandoned by his family and outcast among their neighbors. He frequently had to cover his f...
  • Great Italian Grandfather Family
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    Personal Statement Unlike many other kids at the age of seven I had already begun to face the subject of diversity. I learned at a young age that kids can be cruel. It is hard to recall exactly how many nights I prayed that I would wake up with golden blonde hair and bright blue eyes. I was too young to understand my deep-rooted family history, and why I looked different from many of the other kids at my elementary school. Several years later as a seventh grader, I was still struggling with my a...
  • Holes Green Lake
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    Holes The book Holes is about kids that do bad things and they get send to a detention center, Camp Green Lake. Camp Green Lake was once a very large lake, the largest lake in Texas. That was over a hundred years ago. Now its just a flat dry land. During the summer the temperature hovers around ninety-five degrees. Stanley Yelnats was sent to Camp Green Lake when he stole shoes. Everyone in Stanleys family blamed it on his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig- stealing- great- great-grandfather when every ...
  • Family History Great Grandfather
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    Walter M. Hayden My great-grandfather was a combatant in World War II and a very courageous man. He was born Walter M. Hayden on January 22 nd, 1920 in a small town in Nebo, North Carolina. He was a very intelligent, handsome man. He was honorably discharged from the military service of the United States of America in October of 1945. He and my great-grandmother, Willie Mae Green, conceived only one child within their forty-six year union. My grandmother Margaret Green didn't meet her father un...
  • Great Grandfather Poem Espada Stanza
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    Poem Analyzed: Niggerlips, by Martin Espada Upon simply glancing at the title of the poem, intrigue immediately draws the prospective reader into reading it - and in my case, analyzing it. Fortunately for me, I was not disappointed with my selection. This poem illuminates the hardships and mental anguish suffered by black people - more specifically, the author, his father, and great-grandfather - at the hands of whites. Martin Espada first describes being called "niggerlips" in high school by hi...
  • William Faulkner Stories Family Time
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    Biographical Influences Essay Of William Faulkner Essay, Biographical Influences Essay Of William Faulkner Biographical Influences Essay William Faulkner was a quite man who rarely spoke to anyone. Although he did not graduate High School, Faulkner had an innate ability to remember even the slightest detail of things he heard. The past has always played a role in the telling of most of his stories. However, before we can understand his style of writing, it is important to understand what influen...