A Few Things I Would Include in My Autobiography

English L10 Essay

Just for the record, I thought I might want to include these three stories in my autobiography….

It was Saturday, April 28 2012. I was 11 years old as I left through the front doors of the Christian Heritage Homeschool Conference in Redmond Washington. It was the second time my family and I had attended after moving here, and we looked forward to attending it every year with vigorous anticipation. That particular year I had especially enjoyed it because I had heard some very encouraging messages from many different speakers.  I was moved by the ideas they had, truths that I would hold on to, to help me through life, in the years to come.

I closed my eyes, being very still, hardly breathing. As I opened my eyes I lifted the barrel of my gun through the bushes, leveling it towards my enemies. Two men, one standing, one kneeling, had their guns aimed at my friend, ready to shoot him. I wouldn’t let that happen, I shot at the kneeling man, I didn’t miss, he was to close to miss. The other man ran over to my left, I couldn’t see him any more, but I knew he was circling around. I dashed out of the thicket to my right, joining my friend behind some trees, we looked ahead, waiting for our enemy to make his move. It came in a volley of rounds, right where my head had just been. That  was close… too close. I peered around the tree very slowly, I looked in the direction that the rounds had come from. There! He was behind another tree, fifty feet from our spot. I looked at my friend, he looked at me, we ran. I ran to the left, he ran to the right, as we tried to surround him. He jumped out, shooting at my friend, then he turned towards me. I fired, he fired, time itself seemed to stop. I felt a sharp pain hit me in the thigh, I screamed and fell, but before my face hit the ground I saw that my shot had been true, my enemy took the shot in his face! We all laughed, Green Team coming out on top again! We loved paint balling, especially when we won. It was my 9th birthday, and I had a blast!

We took off, on a huge runway, in a tiny plane. My grandpa was the pilot, and I had been given the honor of being copilot! As I opened my window, my ball cap  flew of my head into the back seat, I closed the window, put my headset on and sat along for the ride. When we had reached our desired altitude, my grandpa asked me if I wanted to take over for a few minutes. I couldn’t believe my ears! Me flying a plane…dream come true! As I took the wheel my grandpa said not to spin her upside down, I was bummed a little, but I still took a couple of nice dives, and a few hard turns! I was flying!

So there you have it. A few stories in my life that I will never forget, stories that made me who I am, and I thank God for every second of it!

~K.T.Graham

Shoe Tying Lessons at a Local Restaurant

One night at a local restaurant, as a awaited my drink I noticed a rather peculiar looking chap sitting at the next table across from me. The man was staring at his shoes with a depressing face. So I leaned over and took a look at his shoes, curious as to why he was glaring at them. I could find nothing wrong with them, except for the fact that they where untied. I leaned back, for my drink had arrived, as I took a long drink the thought hit me that that the man must not know how to tie his shoes, for as he stood up to leave, he took one step and completely fell over onto the table next to him, and broke it in half!

Once the fellow was back on his feet, I decided to help him tie his shoes. I don’t know why I did it, I just felt that the man needed a friend who would help him through anything, no matter how stupid, or simple. I took him outside, asked him what his name was. Jeff he said, I told him my name was Korbin, and that I wanted to show him how to tie his shoes. “Alright’ I said, ‘first you want to grab both laces, yeah, like that. Then you take one of them cross  it with the other one, like this. Take it and tuck it under and through, and pull tight. Now this is when it gets exciting! Okay, so take one of the laces and  make a loop. Yes! Then take the lace thats not a loop and wrap it around the loop. Take it by the middle and tuck it not through the loop, but through the gap that you made wrapping it around the loop. Pull both the loops that you have made, keeping the ends of the loops from pulling out. Pull the ends a little then pull the loop tight again. Great job!”

The man was so happy that he jumped with joy! Then he triped on his other untied shoe, landing flat on his face! “Better tie that one,” I said “Or you might break your neck!” He leaned over and tied his other shoe pretty well, for a first timer.” He thanked me, and offered to buy me my next drink. I told him that a favor is just that, a favor. And that no cost was necessary. I left the restaurant that day, with a smile on my face, and a skip in my step! I never saw Jeff again, but I am sure that he has his shoes tied on tight!

~K.T.Graham