Master of Zoul Looks back In Time, a childhood memory...

Essay by Master of ZoulHigh School, 11th gradeA+, November 1996

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During second period math class, the PA comes on. I hear 'David Higgins

to the office for an early dismissal, Please'. Being as I was only in

the second grade, I rushed to the office, only to see my God Mother

waiting for me. She tells me that we have to go pick up my other two

brothers at pre-school. I asked her why, but, she only responded with

'I'll explain later'. So I followed her to the car and hopped in. We

rushed to Mitzpah, where the pre-school my brothers were in was. We

picked up my two younger brothers and rushed to my God Mothers home in


My God Mother then explained that my father would not be home for a

while, being as he was rushing to Cooper Hospital to see my mother. At

this point in time, being of such a young age, I started to block out a

lot of what she was telling us all.

I only remember a little bit of that

period of time because of my memory block.

When my father had come home from the hospital, he told us all that our

mother had been envlolved in a serious car accident, and that sh

wouldn't be home for a few weeks. I don't remember very much after that,

except for the fact that the period of time my mother was in the

hospital fell on her birthday. So, all of the family, except me, sat

down next to the stereo. My father plugged in a microphone, popped in a

blank cassestte and hit record. Each one of the children started to sing

'Happy Birthday', then ended with a personal message. My father then

recorded his message. I was in so much shock and horror that I didn't...