Tag Archives: Childhood memories

Finding and Getting to Know Your Childhood

What were you like as a child or teen? Be honest. Were you the super-organized person you are today? Did you do everything you were told? Chances are, the answer is no. It takes a long time (25 years!) for … Continue reading

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Notable moments

Much of rap music is about struggle, did you have a rough childhood. I did have a rough childhood. I come from a real strong family—a lot of aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents—we had dinner, we had school clothes. We … Continue reading

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Jingling Us Out of Trouble

My sister, mother and I were driving with “Gam,” our surrogate grandmother, when our 1990 Accord conked out at an intersection in Santa Ana. Seven years old, I sat crying in the back seat, thinking, “We’re going to die right … Continue reading

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Not Expendable

“It only kills old people anyway,” the young doctor said to my 72-year-old grandmother. Miffed, she recounted this interaction to me over the phone. “I could have a good 20 years left!” My grandmother mails me homemade quilts. She cares … Continue reading

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Day Out

Comical Explanation

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