Monday, September 21, 2009

Our grandparents

I asked the students to imagine their grandparents or parents as children. What did they do? What did they dream of? What kind of children were they?




Picking taters
I remember those day when
my grandad had made us work
in his field we were picking
tater, and cabbages it was
hot I think it was during
the summer.
I think he made us
do it because had to
do it so I didn’t say
no mumbojumbo
- Joshua


My Grandmammy!
When Betty was little she probably
talked on the phone all times of
night.
She didn’t have a boyfriend
because they always use to
fight.
She probably had a bad attitude.
and to the teachers she would
be rude.
She probably didn’t participate
in p.e.
trying to be fast
and got a “F” in class!
She probably gave her
parents a hard time.
that’s why it’s so hard
to make this rhyme.
- Deraje


Kid dad
My Dad as a kid:
He was a skinny little boy
He looked like a basketball player
He helped work on any automobile with his
dad
He didn’t’ play pool a lot
Now he is 41 years old
- Zack


G-ma world
When my Grandma
was a child she was
the most silliest girl,
she loved to have fun
and jump rope they say
she knew every jump
rope song. She really
wasn’t all into the boys
she got her education
before she worried about
boys. She had a lot of brothers
& sisters. They use to fight
each other all the time, and
then be back talking in
5 mins. At the moment
my grandma she’s a little
cranky but can still be
silly at times I love my grandma
- Harkia


to my Grandma
When my Grandma was little she wanted to work for old people.
and she kept on calling her mom so she can do it right
so when she was 15 she bought a car and drove to
work. and when she got to work she jumped out of her
car she had a big smile. and when she walked in everybody
said hello. But she was kind of scared to walk in the eating
room buy everybody stared at her but she stared back. So they
took her to the first room 1909 but the old lady was
sleeping with her covers over her head. So she
tapped on her about like 5 times but she didn’t wake
up so she went home and fell asleep.
- Shayla


My Grandmom as a girl
This all started at St.
Augustine where my grandmom
live when she was a little girl.
I image her in a nice yellow
dress with flowers and skipping
down the street with her
friends playing hopscotch,
double dunking, or maybe
playing ball, then I can
image her mom calling
her for dinner and running
because it smells so good.
after that image her eating
fried chicken with the mash potatoes
and gravy with a small side
of mac-n-cheese with a nice
glass of milk then when the
day is gone I image her changing
in her white night gown
in her own room sound
asleep dreaming to be a singer.
- Jessica


My granddaddy lived in South Carolina
and met my grandmother in Jacksonville
at a party. Now today he lives
in St. Augustine on the west side with
half of my family around there.
- Marlon


My cousin was once a
little boy who struggle
with school when he was
a little boy but now he
is in college with ab honor
roll on ever report card.
He made to college by
stop hanging around
the wrong crowd and
he didn’t want to go
anywhere unless his
work was done his
friends thought down on
him but he come out
an winner.
- Charles


When my grandfather was little he
was a construction worker he plumbed he
said that he had to plumb because
his mom and dad told him to I think
that it was hard work because
what do you think do you think
it would be hard if you had to
do that well I think it would be
hard. I think my Grandfather
was a good man. He just was.
- Zachary


When my Great Grandpa was
little he always wanted to
join the army he
liked to play with his toy
trains. He always does his
homework.
- Ryan


When my grandmom was little
she love to make potatoes.
She love to eat potatoes.
she love to cut them up
and boil the. When she went
to school she love to make
friends. One day she went
to school and the friends she
made were not her friend
anymore. So she was very
sad so se was crying. So
they picked on her. So
she ran home and ran to
her room. So when she grew up
she work at the Greater she
love to work there. She had
people work with her. They
helped my grandma cut up the
potatoes so she paid them
20 dollars every week. They
put the potatoes in a big
white bag that had a horse
on it the horse was brown.
- Kayla


When my grandma was a little girl
she was sweet and nice to everyone
she knew and she always said she
wanted to work at a barbershop
she always dreamed of being a
professional hair person she said to
her mom can you teach me how to
do hair. I would love to learn how.
- Brianna


My grandma was once a gal
When my grandma was
young she said that she used
to fight little boys at school
and on the road, my grandma
is funny all my aunties my
grandma sisters are very nice at
some points but they are all
loud at any time of the day
my family is on a rollercoaster
ride that won’t stop
- Bryanna


My grandma was a hair dresser
she was always doing a perfect
job at doing someone’s hair
when I was little she
braided my hair and made
me look perfect and dressed
up, like I said that’s my
grandma and she was
doing people’s hair perfect.
- Deashon


My Dad
I imagine my dad playing
Monopoly twenty four seven and
going to KFC getting and
stealing coleslaw when he
was about my age I also
imagine him staying up late
partying and playing games
and his mom getting on to
him and him waking up on
Saturday going to the bus
stop wondering where the
bus is I imagine
- Logan


My Grandpa
I imagine my grandpa sitting on a
horse wearing black jeans and a long-sleeve
shirt and boots
I imagine my grandpa climbing lots
of trees
I imagine my grandpa at school
with all his friends playing on
the playground.
I imagine my grandpa hunting and
exploring new things.
- Amber

My Grandma
I imagine my grandma in a
beautiful red dress with flowers
in her hair playing with the
gentle cows in the flowery field.
- Amber


My granddaddy
When my granddaddy was 5 he was
a person who would always would
clean and mow his lawn and cut
trees for his dad and mother every
day at 3:00pm to 12:00am until his
mother told him to stop for a break, he
always said he had a 4 minute break
then he went back to business
for another 5 hours of the day
- Maleek

2 comments:

mike said...

I could talk about my grandparents for weeks on end
I won the lottery see, I knew my grandma and grandpa on my mom and dad's side and two great grandmother's and Uncle Sam who was married to my Great grandmother on my dad's side but we called him that instead of great grandpa because that's how family is. Complicated. My grandpa Reagan only had three fingers on his left hand because of an accident he had at a Saw mill. He wrote bluegrass song called Atomic Love while he was a guard at Oak Ridge where they built the bomb that would drop from Enola Gay. I have that record. The label is pink and it was recorded in Memphis TN. His wife Colene had a glass eye. I'm not sure why. She died when I was eighteen. She loved to play scrabble. She would read all of the words as one big sentence and laugh her great laugh. I think of her every time that I play that game and lots of other times too. I wrote a song for her a few years back on April 12th the day she died. My Grandpa Mitchell was an auctioneer. I wrote a song for him too. I wore a belt of his last week to a breakfast I was invited to about character. He was a character all right. In pictures of him from when he was young and when I was his same age we look almost identical. His wife Ruth. Joey's great grandmother is still alive. I try and write her weekly. She misses my grandpa badly even though it's been 4 years. They were married for 65.
My great Grandma Sells was a hoot. She was onery and we watch ice skating on ABC saturday sports. She said it was trick photography when they spun so fast. My granny Storie was a big ole southern great grandma that dipped snuff and spit it in a can. She made fried chicken that I'd fight the President for. She watch her stories on a TV that had fuzzy reception at best. Last night Windy and I slept under a patchwork quilt she made that's probably 40 years old. Uncle Sam was a sweet old man that always sat in the same chair. I never felt the complications that kept me from calling him great grandpa. I wish I'd have known to call him that anyway.

mike said...

I could talk about my grandparents for weeks on end
I won the lottery see, I knew my grandma and grandpa on my mom and dad's side and two great grandmother's and Uncle Sam who was married to my Great grandmother on my dad's side but we called him that instead of great grandpa because that's how family is. Complicated. My grandpa Reagan only had three fingers on his left hand because of an accident he had at a Saw mill. He wrote bluegrass song called Atomic Love while he was a guard at Oak Ridge where they built the bomb that would drop from Enola Gay. I have that record. The label is pink and it was recorded in Memphis TN. His wife Colene had a glass eye. I'm not sure why. She died when I was eighteen. She loved to play scrabble. She would read all of the words as one big sentence and laugh her great laugh. I think of her every time that I play that game and lots of other times too. I wrote a song for her a few years back on April 12th the day she died. My Grandpa Mitchell was an auctioneer. I wrote a song for him too. I wore a belt of his last week to a breakfast I was invited to about character. He was a character all right. In pictures of him from when he was young and when I was his same age we look almost identical. His wife Ruth. Joey's great grandmother is still alive. I try and write her weekly. She misses my grandpa badly even though it's been 4 years. They were married for 65.
My great Grandma Sells was a hoot. She was onery and we watch ice skating on ABC saturday sports. She said it was trick photography when they spun so fast. My granny Storie was a big ole southern great grandma that dipped snuff and spit it in a can. She made fried chicken that I'd fight the President for. She watch her stories on a TV that had fuzzy reception at best. Last night Windy and I slept under a patchwork quilt she made that's probably 40 years old. Uncle Sam was a sweet old man that always sat in the same chair. I never felt the complications that kept me from calling him great grandpa. I wish I'd have known to call him that anyway.