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December 17, 2007

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Melita Carvey

Melita is a student at the Captain William Spry Library Adult Learning Program, where she meets with her tutor Stella once a week.

Older and Wiser

by Melita Carvey

When I was a little girl I was very active and always getting into trouble. I didn’t care and I did not listen in school. Then something very sad happened to me. My grandmother died when I was nine or ten years old. My grandmother was very special to me. She had looked after me since I was a baby.

So now things are different. I had to go and live with my mom and dad. I really missed my grandmother and I had to adjust to my new environment. Suddenly I had to grow up. I became more responsible. I babysat my nephews and nieces. I helped my older sister. It was a turning point in my life.

Now I am much older. I have learned to take care of myself by eating healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. I believe in helping others when I can. I am more positive, I am even more responsible and I am happy with my life. I am also at peace with myself.

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