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agreed to take Shannon with him on it to go see her friend, but she had to sit on the back of the fender of the bike. One time she was riding on the back of the bike and there was a bull dog that had gotten lose and was chasing them on the bike and it was trying to bite at her feet, but they ended up getting away. Ever sense then she was deathly afraid of bulldog’s even to this day Shannon is still scared of them. Shannon could recall a time where her and her friend who lived about three or four blocks away made plans to play dolls the next day. When Shannon got up the next day she got her baby doll, baby clothes and put it all in her baby buggy. She can remember pushing that baby buggy all the way to her house, but back then you weren’t scared to let your 9-year-old walk four blocks away by themselves. When she arrived at her friend’s house there was a white sign on the door. Someone in the house must have gotten measles because they had quarantined the house, and no one was aloud in the house. But back then only for serious life threating things did they go see the doctor. Shannon could also recall when she was younger every Saturday she would get her hair washed and curled. Shannon told me that back then they didn’t have curling irons like they do now but that they would tear rags then wrap the hair around the rag. Shannon hated it because she had to sit still for so long because she had a lot of hair and it was really long and she had to sleep in it.
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Shannon was twelve years old when she experiences something that would change her life and who she was as a person for the rest of her life. In fifth grade Shannon moved from her small little town of Grafton West Virginia because the railroad left that area, which took a lot of jobs and families with it. Shannon’s aunt and Uncle had already moved to a place called New Brighton township in Pennsylvania. So, when her father couldn’t find work they decided to move to Pennsylvania as well. Their family moved there shortly before Christmas so they waited till after Christmas break to start school. Shannon before she started in this new school was considered a confident and outgoing young girl, but on her first day in fifth grade at the new school changed that. Her father brought her and her little brother Jimmy to school and she can remember the principle taking both of them to their classrooms and her classroom was upstairs. The principle introduced Shannon to the teacher and the teacher told the class that she was a new student and instructed her to tell the class her name, so she did. But when she said her name the whole class laughed at her, Shannon didn’t know why. But later she figured out why because after class her teacher tried to explain it and it was because she had a southern accent. Shannon said that it devastated her and that afterward she sat at her desk and didn’t talk to anyone, it took her a very long time before she made her first friend there. Most of
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