This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

A Day At The Beach Essay

1525 words - 7 pages

The sun’s rays glisten across the water as my family and I lie on the golden sands of the beach to relax. Seagulls and other families are scattered around us along the length of the beach. My mom, my sister, and I lie next to each other, listening to the waves crashing against the ocean bank.
I remember the day the horrible news arrived. I stood in the kitchen waiting for my father to arrive home from work.
Once he arrived, he and Mother sat me down and hesitated, “Your mom has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Several things around here will be changing. They will be changing very fast due to the aggressive treatment she will be going through.”
Tears filled my eyes as I wondered, Why is ...view middle of the document...

Then Mother spoke quickly, “They can stay; I want them to be here.”
We all gathered around her bed feeling so happy just to see her and to know she will be getting better soon. My brother and I took turns refilling her ice packs or watching movies with her while she had to stay in bed. We treasured every minute of our time with her.
When my brother and my father returned to the shore we sat on the large quilt my mother had brought to enjoy some snacks and play a card game under the shade of the umbrella. The seagulls gathered around us like vultures wanting road kill, but there was already a fox that had reached it first. The image of circling vultures called to mind my mother’s chemotherapy treatments. The treatments were horrifying. She would leave early in the morning. Usually before anyone of us children were awake and travel to the chemo center. She would sit there for hours as the medicine entered her body. She never complained once about the pain or the struggles of everyday life that she had to endure. When she would come home she would go straight to bed because the medicine seemed to suck the energy out of her. My siblings and I would do all the chores for that day and take care of the animals. When Father would call to ask how Mother was and to say that he was on his way home we would begin to make dinner. When Father arrived home, we would tell Mother that dinner was ready and sit down and have a family meal together.
The seagulls soon disperse because we have consumed all of the food. My parents continue to sit on the blanket as my sister and I began to build a sandcastle. We brought just enough tools to create the most wonderful sandcastle! We fill bucket after bucket of sand and began to lay out the foundation when my brother joins us. He, the architect of the family, began to show us the proper way to build our castle. He was so fascinating to watch as he would measure so much sand out and then place it on the level surface he had made with the shovel. We heard a whistle from the far left and saw a volleyball game that must have just started. All of the players were females and there was one in particular that caught my eye. She has long, auburn hair that sways with her every move, just as my mother’s did before her chemotherapy. Mother had hair that was long, curly, and was kissed with an auburn glow. Then one day it suddenly began to fall out in chunks. She was devastated. She began to cry and called my father on the phone and said, “Tonight will be the night that it has to go.”
When my father got home, he set up a chair outside on our porch and got his clippers. Mother sat in the chair with an old towel around her shoulders as Father shaved her hair to a short inch. Her eyes were swelled with tears and they began to run down her face. Father began to tear up as he shaved away one of her prides.
Mother wept, “It’s gone.”
My siblings and I gathered around her and held...

Find Another Essay On A Day at the Beach

A Day At The Laundry Essay

778 words - 3 pages As I carefully unloaded my bags from the car, I quickly overlooked the crowd of people that were already there before me. Noticing that it was not too busy a smile crawled its way onto my face. With the aide of one of the many utility carts, I placed my bags into them along with my supplies and proceeded into the laundry mat. Yes, it’s that day that we all hate to face, laundry day. Having presorted my dirty clothes at home into their

A Review: The Beach

1975 words - 8 pages protagonist.Bangkok's backpackers' quarter, the Khao San Road, is where the novel begins in 'a decompression chamber for those about to leave or enter Thailand, a halfway house between East and West' (p. ).At a guesthouse on the outskirts of Bangkok, a disturbed, suicidal Vietnam veteran, called Daffy Duck (more Warner Bros. characters to follow!) gives a young, British traveller named Richard a map to paradise, a secret beach on an inaccessible island

A Day At the Fair - Personal Narrative

1733 words - 7 pages A Day At the Fair - Personal Narrative It is Thursday, August 24th, the opening day of the Minnesota State Fair. I am here with my family, a friend and his mom, and one of my sister’s friends. It seems so long since last year’s fair. I always look forward to the state fair, even though it’s pretty much the same every year. We park at the same man’s house every year. His house is right behind the mini-donut stand on midway parkway

A crazy wild day at the Races

715 words - 3 pages One of the most exciting experiences I've ever had was my first time to watch Nascar at Texas Motor Speedway. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon as I entered the dusty, old, bumpy parking lot, driving through a sea of people, looking furiously for a parking space. Traveling through the brisk air was the mouthwatering scents of smoked turkey legs, barbecue chicken, and grilled hamburgers forming an intoxicating and tantalizing aroma. In front of

A Day at Sequel

684 words - 3 pages or haste. A day at Sequel is begun with a neutral level of respect from, me, to the residents. It then turns into a warzone of inappropriate behaviors, and ends with sighs and words of encouragement for the residents to have a more positive day tomorrow. A day at Sequel gives insight as to why its motto is “Never Give Up.” “Good morning gentlemen, to those whose ears are open, it is that time.” These are the first that are spoken by me, to 38

A Day at Work

1021 words - 4 pages A piercing sound grew louder as I slowly gained consciousness. Realising where it was coming from, I glanced at the stupid phone responsible for awakening me. Who the hell was phoning me at this time in the morning? Picking up the ringing object, I glanced at the clock hanging on the cream wall. 8:40am. Shit, I was late. Work started at 9am. I sighed. Whoever was making me even later better have a damn good reason. I hit the answer button. "Yo

Sounds, Sights and Feelings At the Beach

649 words - 3 pages was. Your son begins to laugh hysterically at you and jumps up and grabs the ball and kicks it off in the distance.The damaged castle is no longer a problem, the comical relief from the beach ball hitting you in the face has changed the expressions and feelings your son has.Times like this is what makes the beach such a special place to me. No matter how bad of a day at work you had, how many arguments you have had with your significant other, all the stress of your daily life is forgotten when you?re at the beach. Sit back enjoy the gentle breeze, the cool mist from the ocean, the laughter heard in the background and smile, because you?re at the beach.

Susanna at the Beach by Herbert Gold

1957 words - 8 pages Susanna at the Beach, by Herbert Gold, presents a tale of the virtues characters admire strictly contrasting with the vices for which characters are consumed. The characterization of the main character, Susanna, is portrayed as embodying seven “heavenly virtues” including chastity, temperance, diligence, patience, kindness, humility, and charity. While the other characters in the story personify the seven “deadly sins” including lust, gluttony

Description / Observation Paper "A Day at the Races" Creative Writting

600 words - 2 pages Description / Observation Paper"A Day at the Races"Pulling up in my mom's Corolla, I parked the car way out in the back of the parking field. My adrenaline was already pumping. Even from where I was at, I could hear the roar like the yell of a lion. I put on my shades and got out of the car. Walking with a cool stride, I glided over to the main event. What I saw next was extravagant. It reminded me of fire ants hurrying to do their work. Drivers

One Day at a Time

708 words - 3 pages those in need, both friends and strangers. My grandmothers unwavering support of those she loved was most apparent with her grandchildren. Whenever my siblings or I were in a bind or were becoming overwhelmed my grandmother always gave the same piece of advice, one day at a time. It was not until I was eighteen years old that I started to apply this phrase to my own life. I was eighteen years old and in my first year away at school. I could not

The Beach, Makeshift Docking, and Evenings at Comfort Island

1287 words - 6 pages long time to go even as far as the mile to town. Someone had pulled the Comfort up on shore and removed the motor long before my first summer at Comfort Island. Each day I was gaining a greater appreciation of what happens to things left to the elements for long periods of time. The beach was another treasured feature of what made the Comfort Island location so special. Natural sand beaches are rare in the 1000 Islands region. This particular

Similar Essays

A Day At The Beach Essay

1143 words - 5 pages Although most transcripts indicate that the typical student hibernates from May twenty-second to September seventh, I don't. For four summers, I have worked at the beach, carrying chairs, and food for the residents of the Village of Atlantic Beach sometimes being called a "chair girl." Indeed, it has been hard, but it has also been the best one of the best experiences of my life. Personally, I prefer "beach attendant," as opposed

A Day At The Beach (A Story About A Soldier In Training Before A War, The War Is Not Specified Unabling The Reader To Use Their Imagination) (Writing To Entertain)

892 words - 4 pages allwildlife; the glistening fish visible from the beach. The last of the day's warm sunlight wasshining, calmly beautiful, on our backs."Fire!" All our guns opened up. The gunnery officer had us charging, full pace, overthe sand-dunes. Those sand-dunes! If I was a blind man I reckon I could still feel my way over them to our exact positions again."Fire!" As I shot my rifle my stomach rumbled; it was almost tea time. Then up andcharging over the sand

The Beach: A New Day Essay

735 words - 3 pages towels of sunbathing tourists, cooking their white flesh, absorbing the suns rays to the max. No longer was the beach deserted, it was crowded, the sea full of people playing, the shore was being trampled on and there wasn’t one quiet spot to sit at. Trying to cool down I walk around in search for the once cool, light and refreshing breeze but it had somehow managed to vanish and the beach now feels like a hot

A Day At The Mall Essay

877 words - 4 pages A Day at the Mall Happy people walking, stepping, running, grabbing, chewing and talking wherever you turn. Upstairs downstairs, front and back people are constantly grabbing and letting loose of items. Twenty percent, fifty percent red signs all over the place. The mall is definitely the place to be after a stressful day at school. It makes no difference what mood one is in when approaching the mall because once the entrance door closes behind