Plot summary[ edit ] On Christmas Eve, around Pip, an orphan who is about seven years old, encounters an escaped convict in the village churchyard, while visiting the graves of his parents and siblings. Pip now lives with his abusive elder sister and her kind husband Joe Gargery, a blacksmith.
This is the place I would have to go to before and after school. There was a smell of coffee in the air at all times. It seemed as if all my grandmother did was make coffee. I can remember sitting in a chair watching her do hair.
The smell of burning hair would linger in the house for days. The house had one of those older heaters that used firewood. The house was old.
My grandmother lived in this house most of her life. The house was white with black trimming, but most of the paint was chipped away. On the back porch there was always fire wood.
No matter if it was winter, spring, summer, or fall, there was always firewood on the porch. I would get so excited and would always volunteer to poke the fire. In the summer, we would play at the pond behind the house.
It looked more like a swamp than a pond. The pond was black as night and home to the snakes, tadpoles, frogs, and fish. We would go to the pond to catch the tadpoles and fish.
At night we ran around and catch fireflies. In the summer I also help my grandma plant peas, collards greens, and corn in the garden.
The corn grew up like a forest. I can remember running through the corn field and playing hide and seek. After all the fun I had, picking the vegetables and shelling peas was not my favorite moment. On Sundays, Grandmother had prepared a big Sunday dinner. Everyone was expected to come to her house after church.
The men would be in the den watching television while the women cooked. They cooked chicken, collard greens, macaroni, and sweet potato pie. If family came from out of town, the food supply would seem endless. Afterward, everyone went home knowing that they were full and happy.
It seemed so empty because no one lives there now, since she move in with her daughter. Some of the windows are broken, and the house is run down.
The once illustrious garden is now a patch of dirt. The wonderful pond is now dried up. I closed my eyes and imagine the family sitting at the table, enjoying Sunday dinner. Choose Type of service.Lesson Plans - All Lessons ¿Que'Ttiempo Hace Allí?
(Authored by Rosalind Mathews.) Subject(s): Foreign Language (Grade 3 - Grade 5) Description: Students complete a chart by using Spanish to obtain weather information on cities around the world and report . Nov 22, · The sweet scent of fresh sage and caramelized onions and the faint burble of turkey stock on the stove signify family, and warmth and home.
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Borscht (English: / ˈ b ɔːr ʃ, ˈ b ɔːr ʃ t / (listen)) is a sour soup commonly consumed in Eastern Europe and across Russia. The variety most often associated with the name in English is of Ukrainian origin, and includes beetroots as one of the main ingredients, which gives the dish its distinctive red color.
It shares the name, however, with a wide selection of sour-tasting soups.