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Your Grandpa died this morningI was suddenly paralyzed by unexpected regret None of my questions would ever be answered Worst of all I would never be able to understand what he didA few days later I found myself alone at his funeral My family was on one side of the room his on the other I didnt know what to say I did not want to make the situation worseAt a young age I knew there was something different about my fathers side of the family My mom would put me in my nicest clothes twice a year and we would drive three hours to visit them They would open the door stuff us with food and we would all leave as fast as we could I normally wouldnt see or talk to them until the next gatheringReasons for the cold family atmosphere started to straggle out as I matured My father was adopted and never quite fit in to the family This also explained why he was the only one out of the six children to come out of my grandpa physically and mentally abusing him without turning to drugs and alcoholism I continued to notice more and more about how different things were around my grandparents Our families became increasingly distant as the years went on I would hear my dad and him arguing every once in a while but I was told I wasnt old enough to understand I was never old enough to understand Three years past and the only contact my grandparents and I had was a Christmas card My dad finally told me that my grandparents had disowned us from the family That is all he would tell me I wasnt old enough to know more but I knew there was a reason My dad continuously told me that my grandparents
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