Saturday, March 15, 2014

SATURDAY!!!! March 15 call for slices - Slice of Life 2014

YO!  MIDDLE SCHOOL!  
I hope you are living out loud on this Saturday!
Let me hear ya! 
Slice away!
M.E.
(don't forget your link...to your post, not your whole blog!)

For those of you who are visiting and looking at our slices, please make sure you pay attention to the first two.  I need to give deepest apologies to two students who have been having difficulty posting. I told them I would add their work TWO days ago...and I forgot!  Please make sure you give "Dear Cowy" and "A New Day" a good look over and hopefully some good feedback.  And again, my apologies to their authors.  

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  1. A New Day

    All I could think about on the car ride home was the past two and a half weeks.

    It all started one evening and I was in my bedroom listen to music and cleaning. I heard my mom's phone ringing, so I took it to her because I didn't recognize the phone number. So while I was on my way back upstairs I heard it was my aunt Mary. While I was up in my bedroom my phone was in between songs and I heard light sobs coming from from our back porch, and at that moment I realize it was coming to an end. We packed my dad's suitcase and left about 5 minutes later. After my dad left I spent a good amount of time up in my bedroom. An hour later I went into my parents room and found my mom in her closet packing up her clothes, so I started packing up my clothes. My mom said that we were leaving the next morning, so I had to pack up everything I wanted to take.

    The next morning we left our house and went to the school to drop off all my assignments that were due and left for a long silent car ride. We weren't totally sure where we were going and when we would stop, we just kept driving. Four hours into the car ride we got a call from my dad, my dad already found our temporary living space for while we were there, because we knew a ton of people were coming there.

    We got there around the afternoon hours. My Aunt Melissa was at the house and she picked up me and Jack. We went to pick up my other cousins from school. Took them to dance. While I was at her dance class I saw a bunch of old faces. Everyone asked the same question, why are you in town, and the answer to everyone was the same.

    After that day I am not sure what else went on. Lots of tears, lots of family, lots of food from friends, lots of flowers, and not a lot of sleep. All I know is that not one single day went by without having pizza and wings from the local pizzeria.

    I knew it started to get serious when almost everyone came into town to see my family.

    One afternoon, My parents didn't want to sit around all day, so we went on a walk down my the river. My dad asked if I wanted to go spend some time with Grandma, and I just shook my head. I thought it would get stuff off my mind.

    About three or four days later I woke up and that is when I realized it was over. Everything that I ever knew came to an end, forever. Forever in my mind. My life life changed that second.

    The day of the funeral was very long. We all got dressed up and went. I saw everyone that I knew there from all over the country. I didn't cry... Until my cousin sitting next to me cried, then I wept for her. When it was the time for the Grandchilden to go up and put flowers on her, I couldn't look. When I said my final goodbye, I wasn't ready to yet. I just wanted one more day, one more year, anything, but now.

    After the funeral we went to a restaurant, and just had a good time! We saw old friends, new friends, old family, new family, everyone!

    The next day my mom left to go to New Jersey for a meeting and the rest of my family stayed. We also went to the races that night to see my cousin race. While he was on his last lap he had a horrible crash. Half of my family was running to the car up in flames, the other half of us was crying. Everyone thought that he was dead even the paramedics. They got him out of the car and gave him CPR. He started to breath again. The race went on after that, but he wasn't aloud to drive. We didn't want to say another goodbye this week.

    After the race we went into the pits to see him. Everyone crowded around to make sure he was ok. He was ok, but the car came to an end.

    A couple days later we got in the car and went home, back to Ohio. It was nice to be home, after two and a half weeks. I really miss my Grandma, but sometimes we have to let stuff go that is very close to us, just so that new things come into our lives.

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    1. K.M. Thanks for the comment :~)>

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    2. So sorry for your loss, dear one. This is beautiful piece that I feel has allowed you to discover a few things. It reminds me of what we talked about this week when we looked at the quote that says, "A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise."
      Proud of you for sharing such a personal story.
      Keep up the good work!
      M.E.

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  2. Dear Cowy,

    Hi Coyy, it's Jay. I just want to say, your a trooper. We've gone through rough and tough together, and I want you to know that that means a lot to me. I know you've gone through the washer with bleach, your head stuck in a door, and left inf the truck for a whole week. And I know you still love me anyway, and I'm thankful for that and I"m glad my mom could fix you up. I just want you to know that I love you. Thanks for being a great friend. Bye.
    Sincerely, Jay
    (My cow stuffed animal)

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    1. What a wonderful slice! I wonder how many others could write similar letters to their childhood stuffed friends! I know my son would be writing to Mr. Bear and my daughter would be writing to "Blue Baby". We didn't have super original names!
      Keep up the good work!
      M.E.

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  3. This is my slice about Mr. Rop G. Biv! http://picklesa.blogspot.com/2014/03/1331-slice-of-life-challenge.html

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  4. This is my slice about my weekend
    http://umbash99.blogspot.com/2014/03/slice-of-life-15.html

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  5. This is my slice about how my slice of life is doing so far:

    http://sliceoflifefun.blogspot.com/2014/03/slice-of-life-so-far.html

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  6. This is my slice about friends

    http://908766555.blogspot.com/2014/03/friends-my-friends-like-to-help-me-when.html#comment-form

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  7. This is my slice about my new tight jeans
    http://maddes25.blogspot.com/2014/03/slice-of-life-15-of-31-jeans-why-do-you.html#comment-form

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