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Marcus McDuffieWRT 121Dr. Elizabeth LarsenJuly 7, 2003la sustantivo coloquial adverbio el ventana femeninoPresent day. South Philly. 534 Johnston Street. Just go ahead and knock on the door. It is cool we will let you in.Knock! Knock! A black man about six feet tall opens the door and says, "What's crackin' dogg."(You don't know what that means so you nod your head and ask for "Big Wolf" The man invites you in and calls for Big Wolf.Big Wolf comes down the stairs wearing a football jersey and a pair of dark blue shorts. The logo on the shirt says 49ers, his favorite team. He too is about six feet tall, caramel complexion, tone, athletic build. He has dark brown eyes covered slightly buy glasses and a very big Afro on his head."Welcome to my crib, it's off tha chains fo show" Big Wolf says. You take a look around. It' is very small. The living room, dinning room and kitchen are really one room. The carpet is an earthy brown. There is wood paneling on all the walls. A very polished wooden table is in the dining room. Somebody in this house is a carpenter. "Yes, it looks pretty nice" You reply. Very nice furniture, big screen TV, DVD player, VCR, stereo, new computer, it is very pleasant, in fact, so pleasant that you check the address, 534 Johnston street.You start to think, "This doesn't sound like the place that Big Wolf said grew up in." and "Is this the right family?" Big Wolf knows what you are pondering. He says, "You have the right address and this is the same family, however that furniture was a fold up chair and a few pieces of wood, and that Big Screen TV was 13 inches. That is it nothing else. If you want to see where I grew up, come with me, I'm going to take you back into the past." And just like that, you and Big Wolf go back in time to his house in 1997.Now you are up stairs in a room. It is a very small room, a lot smaller than yours is. Big Wolf tells you that this is where he and his three brothers sleep. A look of shock comes over you face. He asks, "What's wrong" and you say, "That's impossible, there's only one bed, one dresser and one closet". A weird feeling comes over Big Wolf. This is the reason he did not have to much company when he was young. He replies, "We had taken turns rotating between the floor and the bed, we didn't need separate dressers and closets because we shared clothes". Your face is over come by a look of pity. He try's to change the mood to a more positive tone and says, "At least we had a window.", pointing to a window in the corner of the room that was letting in a little ray of sun into the dark muggy room.It works for you; however, it makes Big Wolf feel worse. An image pops in to his head of him, when he was a child, looking out of the window at the other kids and thinking aloud, "I wish I had what they had." What the had were new Air Jordan's, expensive clothes, and the newest toys. It made Big Wolf jealous because he had nothing. Yes, all the families in his neighborhood were relatively poor, but...

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