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The Dining Porch; Another Comfort Island Gem - The dining porch, where Martha joined us for dinner in August 1962, was another gem like the beach and front porch. Each of these embellishments contributed to making the Comfort Island setting something extra special. A ten-foot wide veranda surrounds most of the house. The front porch wraps around both sides of the building. The side facing the pump house and main channel runs the length of the structure and even extends around the back of the house and the master bedroom. On the Keewaydin side the porch borders the living room and dining room....   [tags: personal narrative] 1211 words
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From Front Porch to Backseat: The History of Dating - Belongingness is an emotion that everyone longs to feel throughout the course of their lives. Starting in adolescence, we as humans are naturally attracted to others in a romantic way. Girls in junior high start wearing make-up and dressing nice in order to impress the boys and get their attention. During this time, both girls and boys want a boyfriend or girlfriend, and are interested in this idea of “dating.” As boys and girls progress into high school, dating becomes even more of the thing to do....   [tags: Beth Bailey] 1208 words
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The Lady Her Porch And Her Chair - The Lady,Her Porch, and Her Chair Once there lived an old lady named Clair Higgins. Every summer day she would sit out on her porch in her rocking chair drinking lemonade and reading a book. She looked like a nice person, but rumor had it that she was a mean old lady. Some people say that she killed her husband, others say that her husband ran away from her. It was so hard to believe though. Clair didn't look anything like a mean person. She looked so gentle and kind. She hair fair skin and rosy cheeks....   [tags: essays research papers] 545 words
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Significance of the Porch in Hurston’s Novels, Seraph on the Suwanee and Their Eyes Were Watching G - Significance of the Porch in Hurston’s Novels, Seraph on the Suwanee and Their Eyes Were Watching God “She took to inviting other women friends to drop in and they all expressed envy of her porch. It built Avray up and made her feel more inside of things. It was a kind of throne room, and out there, Avray felt that she could measure arms and cope. Just looking around gave her courage. Out there, Avray had the courage to visit the graveyard of years and dig up dates and examine them cheerfully.” (Seraph on the Suwanee 234) “It was the time for sitting on porches beside the road....   [tags: Their Eyes Watching God Seraph Suwanee] 541 words
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Comfort Island’s Irreplaceable Gem - Moving Mom and Betsy to the island was a simple event because most of their luggage was already at the island. We took their remaining bags the day they checked-out. Betsy took over the second floor bedroom at the end of the hall across from the bathroom. A large window looked out at the baseball diamond and the Papworth’s property. Two narrower windows looked out at the shipping channel over the same porch that ran in front of Deb’s room. Mom and Dad stayed in the room with the upstairs fireplace and a covered porch facing Alexandria Bay, but Mom’s true niche was the front porch....   [tags: personal narrative] 825 words
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The Indianapolis Museum of Art: Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee by Ludolf Backhuysen - I visited the Indianapolis Museum of Art on the 13th of April. It was a very lovely visit and I was able to view many different pieces of artwork. The four that I have chosen to analyze are Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee by Ludolf Backhuysen, At the End of the Porch by John Sharman, Still Life by Abbott Henderson Thayer, and The Canal—Morning Effect by Richard Buckner Gruelle. Through viewing and analyzing these pieces I have come to the conclusion that artwork is more than just a picture....   [tags: artwork, paintings, portraits]
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Analyzing Chilrdren: Child Observation - Children are some of the most interesting creatures on Earth. At any moment they may do something that makes you laugh. The next moment they may do something that makes you want to crawl under your seat in embarrassment. That’s what drew me to them. I’m around adults all day and all night since starting college. I wanted to sit and observe God’s most precious creation in action. My mother-in-law’s home was the most obvious choice for my observation. She keeps several children, including my sixteen month old son, in her home daycare business....   [tags: Child Development] 759 words
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The House in Peru - ... Once I open the door to the front porch I will find myself in an upper area that included all the accessories for the shop, after walking down another two big steps, you would find yourself in the living room where I would remember playing with Graisy. After I entered the living room I would go through a door, to find myself in a hallway, the first door was the kitchen, a door down to my right would be Graisy’s room and to my left my grandparent’s room. After you keep walking down the hallway, you will find yourself with a big open area that had no roof, the open area included a door to the bathroom, and a huge sink where we would get water from and also shower Graisy....   [tags: grandparents, memories, rooms] 618 words
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Where Will We Sleep in this Big Old House? - ... I remember Dad saying, “I always liked sleeping there. The ship lights reflecting off the water had a magical quality that made me imagine traveling to far away enchanted places.” I decided to give the room a trial run. Like Dad, I developed a special affection for this cozy nook that lent itself to an intimate view of freighters sliding by to the beat of powerful engines, as they thumped their way up or down the channel. I was in awe of the vigilant pilots who were able to negotiate this precarious section of the river in darkness....   [tags: personal narrative] 719 words
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The Election of 1896 and William McKinley - The election of 1896 was between William McKinley and William Jennings Bryan. William McKinley was the republican candidate for president and William Jennings Bryan was the democratic candidate. Both candidates had different campaign styles and different supporters. Big businessmen supported McKinley and most common men supported Bryan. William McKinley’s campaign style was a front porch campaign while Bryan had a moving campaign. Mark Hanna played an important role as William McKinley’s campaign manager....   [tags: Presidential Election, American History]
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The House On the Hill - As the autumn mist drifted up the river, the pungent, stale aroma of the flooded Missouri River soured the night. A thick wall of mosquitoes covered the rocky winding trail leading to the old house at the top of the hill. The combination of the odor from the river and the loud buzzing of the biting little pests surrounding my head enhanced my dread of meeting face to face the nemesis of my childhood fear. I alone would have to face my fear and request an act of kindness and goodwill from a couple who had never received kindness or support from our community or myself....   [tags: Personal Memories] 2201 words
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The Sri Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara - The Sri Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara was produced from cast in-situ reinforced concrete and stone panels that were designed to be load bearing such as the external skin of the cavity wall. Each stone panel rests above one another, bonding with epoxy resin to ensure a weather tight fitting is present while being tied back to the concrete structure with stainless steel ties. To ensure Part L requirements are covered, a 100mm cavity filled with high-performance insulation between the stone and concrete is present....   [tags: Architecture, India]
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Keeping Up with Our Mansion - Regular maintenance makes taking care of a mansion difficult but manageable. We had let our maintenance program slide after Dad died. We did replace the boathouse dock nearest the beach in time for the 1883 centennial celebration with funds we received from selling the Consuelo, but we not only had to go to court to gain possession of Comfort Island, we also inherited no funds that would have assisted our maintenance efforts. New York State has the distinction of levying the highest overall taxes in the country, and the local tax collectors have a predisposition to fleece the islanders who receive no services in return....   [tags: personal narrative] 1638 words
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Summers With My Grandparents - I remember as a young child about 9 years old always given the privilege to visit my grand parents in Rutherfordton, North Carolina in the summers. I loved my grandparents with all my heart since they were the only set I had ever known. My father had left my brother and I at a young age and his parents had seemed to have left as he did. Every now and then they would resurface but never really had any part in my life. My mother’s parents were known to all of us as “Maw-maw and Paw-Paw”. With me being from the North all the Yankees addressed their grandparents as “Grandma and Grandpa”....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 1051 words
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Erechtheion and Its Caryatids - Located opposite the Parthenon, the Erechtheion is one of the most distinctive buildings standing on the Athenian Acropolis constructed between 421 and 406 BC. The Erechtheion replaced the Old Temple of Acropolis, which was destroyed by the Persians in 480 BC. The asymmetrical building was built of Pentelic marble, with friezes of black Elusinian limestone to take applied white marble relief sculpture. ( "Erechtheum (Erechtheion)" ) Since the complex temple sits on a slopping site, it has an irregular floor plan which consists of four chambers with multiple functions....   [tags: Acropolis, Athens, ancient Greece]
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Home Sweet Home - I always thought that I would grow up living in the city, go off to college and then move back into the city. Until, I ran into a man that opened my world into a whole new life. A place that you can go and get away from the real world, a place that is so quiet and peaceful you can hear a pin drop. When I stepped onto the land and into the beautiful house that my boyfriend lives in, I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life here. A city girl meets a country boy that shows her that there is more to life than just being able to run down the street to the grocery store or the mall....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 550 words
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Comparing Wealth in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston - Wealth has both a good and a bad side. It can change the life of a person for the better or worse, and that is clearly shown in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. Wealth effects the lives of the characters of Their Eyes Were Watching God very differently than the characters of The Great Gatsby. Janie’s wealth came about, mainly, from her failed relationships. Gatsby, on the other hand, earned his wealth, despite it being through questionable means....   [tags: relationships, outcome, financial support]
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Coming of Age Theme in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Patrick Rothfuss, author of award winning novel, The Name of the Wind, once noted, “When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.” Such is the case for Scout Finch, Harper Lee’s protagonist in To Kill a Mockingbird. In the exposition of the novel, Scout is an immature and nonchalant six-year old who believes her neighbor, Boo Radley, is a malevolent phantom....   [tags: bob, innocence, shadows] 599 words
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The Emergence of Appalachian Stereotypes in 19th Century Literature and Illustration - In the world of Appalachia, stereotypes are abundant. There are stories told of mountaineers as lazy, bewildered, backward, and yet happy and complacent people. Mountain women are seen as diligent, strong, hard willed, and overall sturdy and weathered, bearing the burden of their male counterparts. These ideas of mountain life did not come out of thin air; they are the direct product of sensational nineteenth century media including print journalism and illustrative art that has continuously mislead and wrongfully represented the people of Appalachia....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Racism, Injustice, and Discrimination in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird - According to Shackleford, “The novel portrays a young girl's love for her father and brother and the experience of childhood during the Great Depression in a racist, segregated society, which uses superficial and materialistic values to judge outsiders, including the powerful character Boo Radley” (Shackelford). The main character relates closely with her father because he is the superior role model in her life. Having her mother die when she was very young caused her Dad to become a single parent, which caused him to hire help to assist him with the children....   [tags: literary and story analysis]
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Parenting Advice in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - Atticus states in the book To Kill a Mockingbird that “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”(30) There is a meaning and reason behind everything Atticus states to the kids, but this is among one of the most important quotes, mostly towards Scout. What is his meaning and why will this help them. Why offer this to the kids why tell them a riddle, well it is simple. He continues to offer this advice to the kids whether they decide to followed or just simply disregarded what their father has stated quite simply for them....   [tags: judge, understanding, differences]
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An Answer to Turmoil: Stoicism in Ancient Rome - Ancient Greece is the birthplace of philosophy, specifically the city state of Athens. The father of philosophy, Socrates, was born here. The two greats that succeeded him, Plato and Aristotle taught here. The philosophies that these three men created are well-known, but another School of Thought was born in Athens as well. This philosophy is lesser known in modern times, but just as influential: Stoicism. During the third century in Ancient Greece three major schools of philosophy were born -- Epicureanism, Skepticism, and Stoicism....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Philosophy, Athens, Socrates]
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Community Service: The Joy of Giving - "This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in." - Theodore Roosevelt As Secretary of the Debate Club of my high school, I was assigned the job of picking a community service project for the Club to participate in. Our school was having a “service day” and different classes and clubs were picking various projects around the community to do on this day. Some groups were going to play with kids at Safe Place, while others were serving food at the Soup Kitchen, and still others were volunteering to pick up trash around neighborhoods....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 786 words
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The Role of Worship in the Everyday Lives of the People - The Role of Worship in the Everyday Lives of the People Looking back at some of the earliest years of God's chosen people, we can see that worship played quite a significant role in the everyday lives of the people. Until the temple in Jerusalem was built, there was no real establishment or unification of the people since their captivity to Egypt. Solomon, one of Israel's first few kings, built the Temple of Jerusalem. Solomon's Temple was believed to be the dwelling place of God. The Temple was a very complex structure, and because of its destruction there is no abundance of information upon its exact design....   [tags: Papers] 1501 words
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A Review of Three Articles on Domestic Violence - One of the most overlooked forms of violence in today’s society is domestic violence. Domestic violence is most likely to occur behind closed doors, which is one of the main reasons why domestic violence is not given that much attention. In most cases domestic violence is the silent, ugly side of dating and people do not like to talk about it. Due to the fact that domestic violence is becoming more common over the years warrants more and more research to help with the ongoing problem. Why do men in the United States resort to domestic violence....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays] 874 words
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Information & Importance of Homes - Houses are fascinating for some people; others just look at them as a roof and shelter from the weather. Each house can be unique and intriguing with its exterior paint colors, or the type of trim used, maybe it is the roofline for that house or the curving chimney on that house. Each house is or was someone’s home at one point and as different as people are, so too are their homes. Some might not see beauty in a new home, but they have a form and style that is unique to their era. Some people will only view a house as a place to sleep and have a roof over their head while others will take the house directly to heart and make it a place of love, laughter, and living life with family....   [tags: Rural, Suburban, Urban ] 1096 words
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The Cigar Strike of 1937 - Digging a bit more into the past of the war between cigar companies and their need for better treatment, an article popped up describing some events that happened well before the 1937 strike. During the 1900s, specifically in 1916 there was a Cigar company called Wayne Cigar Manufacturing Company who paid their workers under what they felt they deserved. Besieged by 3,ooo rioters, in the sight of a mob estimated at 15,000 persons, a handful of village police defended the Hamtramck branch of Wayne Cigar Manufacturing company plant at Geimer and Whitney avenues Thursday night for two hours, until the arrival of reinforcements from Detroit and the action of Fire Chief Martin Bishop of Hamtram...   [tags: Detroit history, labor rights]
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Narrative Essays: Hanging Out - Hanging Out That Saturday morning was sunny and bright as Kimberly stepped outside for a morning walk. She didn't run every day, and this day was one of those days. She always enjoyed the early morning as everything is fresh and the air smelled like forest leaves. She took a sip of coffee from her travel mug and headed out. It was her time to think and plan her day. But planning her day that day proved difficult as she couldn’t get what’s been happening in the Oakwood Forest out of her mind. But until Honeysuckle goes into labor there was not much for her or anyone to do....   [tags: running, troll, morning] 2265 words
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Learning From Grandfather (Grandpa) - Learning From Grandfather My brother and I are playing on the porch steps, and are being watched intently by my grandmother. She gently rocks on the old cream colored swing, which proclaims of its lack of oil with every movement of its chains. The green indoor-outdoor carpeting that covers the steps too shows its age, with concrete poking through the edges. It scratches my legs as I sit and build things with my legos, but I have gotten used to the feeling. Today isn’t too hot, but the cool breeze that blows through is a welcome change....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays] 1383 words
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2068 Prime - 2068 Prime: John was sitting on his porch drinking a tall glass of ice water. He watched his neighbor’s lawn mower as it traversed around its yard in a preset pattern that John had somehow committed to memory over time. He swirled his glass, clattering the cubes of ice. He could not believe another meeting with the dean went so badly. Tenure was a blood sport at top-class universities. It could be intensely competitive and brutal and Michigan was no exception. Tenure offered both financial and academic security and even though John had ratcheted up his research and teaching as much as he felt was humanly possible, there was still an obstacle- the TIA net theories....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 2433 words
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Child And Parent Behavior Observation - Child And Parent Behavior Observation      I am almost always surrounded by the interactions between children and their parents. I hear it at my work, I hear it in restaurants, but most of all I hear it at my house. My mother owns a daycare and every night I hear parents being hit by a barrage of questions. When children are being picked up they always have a couple of questions for their parents. Children are always asking about the meal for the night or whether they can go over to a friend?s house or have some body over....   [tags: Sociology Child Psychology Essays] 532 words
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To Kill A Mocking Bird : Children Are What They Learn (grade 10 Essay - Children are often influenced by adults in their life. Children often receive advice and encouragement from their parents or adult figures. In Haper Lee's novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch helps, his daughter, Scout deal with situations, causing her to become a mature, open-minded individual. Scout learns about courage when Atticus sends her and Jem to read to Mrs. Dubose everyday. Scout learns to fight with her heads instead of her fists when Atticus is defending Tom Robinson. Scout finally learns what Atticus means when he says that you can't understand a person until you walk around in their skin....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Changing Effects of One as told in Children on Their Birthdays - The Changing Effects of One as told in Children on Their Birthdays In Truman Capote’s “Children on Their Birthdays,” the reader is allowed to see the ability one person has to effect a community. Through the character of Miss Bobbit, Capote shows all of the different effects, both positive and negative, that a young girl was able to have on an entire town. Through the effects of Miss Bobbit, the reader sees how a small shakeup in what is expected to be normal can benefit something for the better....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1028 words
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Janie’s Perfect Marriage in Their Eyes Were Watching God - Janie’s Perfect Marriage in Their Eyes Were Watching God Human beings are not isolated individuals. We do not wander through a landscape of trees and dunes alone, reveling in our own thoughts. Rather, we need relationships with other human beings to give us a sense of support and guidance. We are social beings, who need talk and company almost as much as we need food and sleep. We need others so much, that we have developed a custom that will insure company: marriage. Marriage assures each of us of company and association, even if it is not always positive and helpful....   [tags: Their Eyes Were Watching God Essays] 776 words
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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston - Sam Watson sat on the porch watching and listening to the people who came by. His beloved wife Phoeby was out with her best friend Janie having a drink at the local bar at Eatonville, at least that’s what he thought until Janie came strolling by the porch alone,without her boyfriend Teacake. Where’s Phoeby. he asked her. I have no idea I haven’t talked to her today she responded. Well that’s a strange thing because she told me that she was having a drink with you down at the bar, she left about an hour ago said Sam....   [tags: essays research papers] 893 words
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - It’s interesting to see the ways different authors depict how a character matures. In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mocking Bird we can easily see how she chose to do it. The novel is set in Alabama in the 1930’s, while black vs. white racism was a big issue and problem for many. Atticus is the father of Scout and Jem, young children who witness the discrimination first hand when their father, a white man, defends a black man in court. Lee does a great job developing the characters; especially the narrator, Jean Louise Finch (Scout)....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 1068 words
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Grandfather’s Love (Grandpa's Love) - My Grandfather’s Love As we neared the house I could see the front yard emerge amidst the hurricane-twisted pines that stood like sentinels guarding a castle. Pulling into the yard, I noticed that the grass looked like one of my great-grandmother's patchwork quilts. Old, but new in a way, shaded with varying hues of greens and browns seeming to be sewn together with sporadically mounted ant hills adjacent to a wondering dog's paw prints. We pulled into the driveway slowly as not to disturb dust that lay sleeping on the broken concrete....   [tags: Personal Narrative Profile Essays] 829 words
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Book Review of Jane Langton's The Time Bike - Jane Langton wrote a very interesting book. It goes with the other five fantasies of the Halls family, The Time Bike. The name of this book intrigues many people. It is about a kid named Eddy Hall. He gets a bike that he always wanted for his birthday, after it is stolen, he gets a package from India, and it was a box big enough for a bike. In Concord, Massachusetts, Eddy Hall, an eighth grader, on his birthday got a new bike. He left it on his front porch through the night. Next morning the bike had vanished, this disappointed Eddy because he knew that his aunt and uncle could not afford to buy another bike....   [tags: Book Review] 572 words
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