When I Was Young Essay

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It happened when I was young, just a child of ten years old. I experienced the first loss of a loved one. No, itwasn’t a death in the family. Aunt Tallydid not die a sudden death. It wasn’t my beloved pet dog trotting off to doggy heaven. None of the above. But it felt like a death, just the same. My first loss of a loved one was when my best friend in the whole world was no longer in my life. Boom! Gone in the blink of an eye! Well, it seemed like a sudden death to me! My best friend, Ellen, was at school with me on a Friday; same as usual, and by Monday, she had moved to the other side of the United States of America, never to be seen again. Her father had received a job offer that he ...view middle of the document...

Someone was always playing tricks on others, and one always had to pinch someone as the ran by, or else they argued about who got to sit in the front seat of the car, or at home, who got to sit by Mom. But there were all of those fun times, playing games outside or board games, or baking cookies and when we were just outside enjoying our freedom, the world felt fine. My friend, Ellen, knew all about my crazy family, and she was still my best friend in the whole world. So you see, I was devastated by here sudden departure. I felt like my other half was missing. Sometimes I would forget she was gone and pick up the telephone to call her, only to realize she was gone. I remember crying for my loss, and wondering how I would ever be happy again. My best buddy was gone. In the time that followed, Itried really hard to stay close by writing letters. But at that young age, the person who has moved on has other things to think about besides being torn from a life they were comfortable in. Ellen now faced trying to help her mom get settled in their new place. She had to go to a different school, and being the new kid on the block, trying to get to know a whole new group of school kids and teachers sure kept her busy. We wrote about school plays, after school sports, homework, school projects, and about the holidays that came and went. So many things to do! It was no small...

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