Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mom: Gone for 6 years and Counting

It has been 6 years since Mom died and I still can't believe it. I miss her every day and this year is the first anniversary of her death that I haven't been in Bismarck for it. This is a little something I wrote when I was in the sixth grade. We had the assignment to interview someone and I chose to interview Mom.

Karen McGee Atwood
By Elizabeth K Atwood
Written in the 6th Grade
Karen McGee Atwood was born on April 29, 1954, in Salt Lake
City, UT. She grew up in Brigham City, UT. “Between when I was
growing up and when I graduated from high school we lived in five houses,” she said. Karen went to Central Elementary, the only Junior High, and Box Elder High. They were the only schools went up to graduating from high school. Some subjects she had were French, PE, Math, English, and History, to name just a few. Her favorite subject wasMath, I asked why and she said, “I just did.”
It was the year 1965 when she was my age. “The thing I remember most was being teased at school,” she said. When she was my age the person who was president was Lyndon Baines Johnson. The most significant event that occurred during her childhood was when President Kennedy was killed. She admired her mother most because of the way she treated other people.
Karen did different things, she once mopped the kitchen floor, and
cleaned her room. Her favorite singer was Barry Manilow. A Wrinkle in Time was her favorite book. Her favorite hobby was reading. The kinds of things she enjoyed doing most were reading and cooking. She wore clothes.
Karen wanted to be a teacher when she grew up. She pursued the
career bookkeeping after high school. She is a Newspaper Carrier today.
What she dislikes most about her job is not getting enough sleep. “I like getting the papers to customers,” she said. She is married and has five children. Rebecca is 17, Clarence is 15, Rachel is 14, Elizabeth is 11, and Sara is 9.
Her plans for the future are to get out of debt. “Study hard, do your
schoolwork,” she said was the best advice she could give me.

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