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Change The definition of change is to "become different or undergo alteration."� ( People go through many different changes over the course of their life, but the most evident change is going from being a kid, to being older and more mature. Things and places also change from time to time. In my life, I can think of a time and place when I was the happiest, but like everything else, it changed too.

When I was about ten years old, I lived in the small town of Hewitt, TX with my mother and step-father. We in lived one of the townhouses named "The Majestic."� Right across the street were some apartments, and there where some houses down the street, I always had a lot of kids to play with. Everyday after school, we would play different games, ranging from wall-ball to finding crayfish in the creek. There was never a dull moment in my area..

My cousins lived in the same townhouses as I did, which made us grow as close as brothers and sisters. Across the street was a vacant field filled with concrete tunnels, which we appropriately called "The Tunnels."� The field also had trails and tall grass to run through. To a ten year old, it was the greatest place on earth.

One of my fondest memories is that of an old barn and house that was down the street. Now this barn was not just any old barn - it was haunted. The story of the barn goes something like this: four people lived in the house next to the barn: a man, his wife, and their two children. The eldest child, a boy, was about sixteen years old, and the youngest, a girl, was around ten years old. Now as time passed the man...