Memory (Susan Ault)

(The following is a selection from Journeys: An Anthology of Adult Student Writing 2012 produced by The Minnesota Literacy Council.  Susan Ault shared this book and uses it in her work with adult English language learners through the Hopkins Schools.  Her students also contribute to the annual editions of this anthology.)

My favorite holiday is Christmas Day because I’m from a poor family, and when I was growing up my parents couldn’t buy me what I wanted.  They bought me what they could.  I remember when I was ten years old I wanted a bicycle with all my heart.  And they couldn’t buy it for me, but now I appreciate what they did for me.  Now I can buy what my daughter wants for Christmas and that makes me very happy.  And that’s why Christmas Day is my favorite day.

            Memoir by Carlos who currently lives in Brooklyn Park
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