Scarborough 1 Kirsten Scarborough 9/24/12 English 109 Personal Experience An unusual friendship "Shoot 'em Pa, shoot 'em!" My grandpa took me turkey hunting one early spring morning; it was just about sunrise as we heard rustling in a patch of bushes just to our left. Seconds later, we realized it was a pack of hogs heading straight toward us; that’s when he shot in the distance several times to scare them off. Another adventure we had together was traveling to Georgia one fall hunting season. We had been in the truck for nearly five hours without stopping, and I was the only one wanting to stop for a stretch break. After several minutes of begging and flashing my best frown, my grandpa finally gave in and stopped at the next rest area. My grandpa always made sure his grandchildren were taken care of and put his family first. Although there is so much that can be learned from them, today’s society tends to generally dismiss the elderly. They feel as if the elderly are a bother, and do not want to worry with the care take of them. In reality the younger generations would not be as knowledgeable if it weren’t for the teachings of the elderly. For example, I would not know many of the things that I know now if it weren’t for the guidance of my grandfather. He was one of my best friend’s and biggest supporters; he was a great role model, and his death is something that I will never forget. James Benjamin Scarborough was not only a great grandfather, but a great friend too. When I needed someone to talk to, a shoulder to cry on, or to hear valuable advice, I always went straight to my grandpa, or as we called him, pa. I think this is one of the reasons losing him was
2 so hard. After his death, I felt like I had no one to talk to about it, or about how it made me feel; I felt alone with nowhere to turn. My grandpa also developed my love for the outdoors. In my family, every grandchild had to learn and conquer the tasks of both hunting and fishing. From the time I could walk I
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