Charlotte Carson Essay

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The Biography of Charlotte Carson
March 1, 1900, at the Macdonald Hospital, was the day and place Charlotte Carson, first entered into this world. Five minutes after Charlotte’s birth her twin sister, Mary, came along and soon they were sharing everything. Fortunately Charlotte was born into a kind, loving family that included a brother Clyde who was 5 at the time and two caring parents Eleanor and Roy Carson. Growing up they were not the wealthiest family around, but they certainly were slightly above middle class. However that changed when her Grandfather, who happened to be a highly decorated British solider, unfortunately died honourably fighting in the Boer War. Although she didn’t ...view middle of the document...

Although I was sad about my father’s injury it was what lead me to wanting to pursue a career in nursing. When 1918 came around my brother finally returned home, and my mom did something crazy- she adopted a child. But she didn’t adopt an orphaned Canadian boy, but instead an orphaned Japanese boy Daisuke Cho. Although people often gave us weird stares, we welcomed Daisuke as family member and loved him dearly.
The years following the war had started off slow but quickly turned into a wild party 24/7. I was in my twenties and was studying to become doctor, not a nurse, at university. Between classes I would party, and buy things and most importantly dance. Though in 1921 I met George Parks who not only worked alongside my brother in the Navy, he also was a great man who founded a charity for homeless people/families that weren’t doing so well. After I met George he changed my perspective on everything. No longer was I encouraging people to buy things and party, but I was trying to help people realize that we were going way to crazy and spending money that wasn’t there! I did my best to help people pay off their debts and encourage them to save their money. Some listened and some didn’t but I kept on trying, and sooner or later people saw that I was right. Though before everything turned upside down George fell in love and married in 1927 and had our first children, twins Clara and Rosa in 1929.
My brother on the other hand loved to spend his money and even took a risky bet investing in the stock market. At first it payed off but when the stock market crashed in 1929 he lost everything. Luckily that year my parents moved out of our old family home, and bought a house in the country, thus I inherited our luxurious childhood home. So my brother came and lived with my family and me in Toronto and even saw the birth of our two sons Richard and John in 1931 and 1932.
During the great depression George and I opened up a soup kitchen and a charity for people who were in need our serious help. My daughters, at Christmas time, wouldn’t open their presents but instead knock on all the neighbourhood kids doors and hand them out. Even Clyde wanted to help out by travelling to the Prairies (aka the Dustbowl) and giving water and food supplies to farmers who had nothing. In this terrible time period I hoped my family made a difference and gave people hope that the...

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