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I looked up to my great-grandmother. She lived until she was 93. But I say 92 because that last year was a tough one, especially for my mom, who would take care of her every day. When she died, it was at a great expense to my family and I. She was amazing. She was sweat, she was kind, she was generous, and she was everything that a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother could be. I never really got to know her as much as my mother did. But I would still see her almost every day and sometimes even stay there if my mom had to go out someplace. My mom still tells me stories about her when my mom was a child. My mother would be there all day; in the morning before school and in the afternoon after school until her mother came home from work. These stories that my mom would tell me about my great-grandmother always make me laugh. The stories about my great-grandma screaming while in the garden then chopping the snake with her hoe, the ones about how she had her whole yard as a garden growing everything from carrots to kale and the ones about canning everything she could for the winter. In my great-grandparents yard there is also a well. They used their own well for water and everything! It's so cool! It is amazing of how that that long ago people had to rely that much on only what they had and what they could afford. Learning the story of my great-grandmother means a great deal to me. I now know not to take things for granted because people did survive without the things that we have now. People back then DID actually survive by 20 cent bread and anything they grew in their gardens and I truly respect that. Even though there is no event in particular that changed my life, just by my great-grandmother being there and being her normal strong yet loving self. Her death made me realize how easy it was to be herself and no one could change her, how she was able to go through all she did in that last year without complaining about anything that she had to go through. Being only 16 and a junior in high school, I have a long way to go in school too. One thing that my great-grandmother taught me was to never give up even when you think that you can't get back up. The biggest lesson that I learned from her was to always be grateful for what I have and to always be who I am. These lessons will always stay with me and have made me who I am today. My great-grandmother's great strength will always make me think of what I should be; she IS the type of woman that someone should look up to. I gladly look up to her and will miss her greatly.
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Life Lessons from My Great Grandmother
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Life Lessons From My Great Grandmother

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              I looked up to my great-grandmother. She lived until she was 93. But I say 92 because that last year was a tough one, especially for my mom, who would take care of her every day. When she died, it was at a great expense to my family and I. She was amazing. She was sweat, she was kind, she was generous, and she was everything that a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother could be. I never really got to know her as much as my mother did. But I would still see her almost every day and sometimes even stay there if my mom had to go out someplace.
             
             
              My mom still tells me stories about her when my mom was a child. My mother would be there all day; in the morning before school and in the afternoon after school until her mother came home from work. These stories that my mom would tell me about my great-grandmother always make me laugh. The stories about my great-grandma screaming while in the garden then chopping the snake with her hoe, the ones about how she had her whole yard as a garden growing everything from carrots to kale and the ones about canning everything she could for the winter. In my great-grandparents yard there is also a well. They used their own well for water and everything! It's so cool! It is amazing of how that that long ago people had to rely that much on only what they had and what they could afford.
             
              Learning the story of my great-grandmother means a great deal to me. I now know not to take things for granted because people did survive without the things that we have now. People back then DID actually survive by 20 cent bread and anything they grew in their gardens and I truly respect that. Even though there is no event in particular that changed my life, just by my great-grandmother being there and being her normal strong yet loving self. Her death made me realize how easy it was to be herself and no one could change her, how she was able to go through all she did in that last year without complaining about anything that she had to go through.
             
              Being only 16 and a junior in high school, I have a long way to go in school too. One thing that my great-grandmother taught me was to never give up even when you think that you can't get back up. The biggest lesson that I learned from her was to always be grateful for what I have and to always be who I am. These lessons will always stay with me and have made me who I am today. My great-grandmother's great strength will always make me think of what I should be; she IS the type of woman that someone should look up to. I gladly look up to her and will miss her greatly.
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