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The divorce of my parents on my fourteenth birthday The death of my grandmother my closest relative When these tragedies occurred I acted as though nothing was wrong like that was how it was supposed to be During our countries Gilded Age the immigrants who came from all across the seas thought the United States was perfect As we and many others have learned the proverb All that glitters is not gold holds true in many circumstances It was my fourteenth birthday my dad had just come home from being in Kansas For my birthday he bought me a fourteen-carat gold necklace and a T-shirt with a dog on it After my family ate dinner and dessert my mom and dad despersed to their bedroom The house was silent I went into their bedroom to see what they were doing I always did I asked what was up and my dad with tears in his eyes told me my mother wanted a divorce from him My heart shattered I said Oh and disappeared into m bedoom In the dark abyss of loneliness I cried The next day and all through their divorce my parents would ask how I felt All I would say was Fine and walk away I was far from being fine I can not wait until we get there an Irish woman once said to her husband on their way to America A few months later the woman states that she wishes she could go back to the old country The woman thought they would come into instant wealth and live in a glorious country Alas it was
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