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Everyone's senior year is full of the same things, the homecoming dance, the football games, preparing for college, and a fire?

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Everyone's senior year is full of the same things, the homecoming dance, the football games, preparing for college, and a fire? You may think that a fire is an unusual thing to list, but it is something that is a reality for senior year. On September 22, 2005 my family's memories and everything that I've loved was swept up in a cloud of smoke rising above my home. No matter how hard I tried to believe it wasn't true, I knew from then on, everything would be different. It is homecoming week, and today is decade day. Since my friends and I are seniors, we are the 1980's. I got my outfit from Goodwill about a week ago. Only $5.00 for the whole outfit! I was a little late to school today because my ride was sick so my mom is taking me. ...read more.

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I could hear him crying. I ran as fast as I could outside to open the window to the bedroom, hoping the cat could somehow see the light to escape. I got back in the house to try to call 911 but the phones were already dead. There was no time to get a fire extinguisher because the fire and smoke was so advanced through the house. Because our homes down a long driveway in the woods I had to run to the top of the driveway. Surprisingly, none of our neighbors were home. Barefoot and crying, I run up my street hoping to find anyone to help me. A black truck stopped and a man asked if I was ok. I told him the situation in a panicked out of breath voice. He called the fire department and my mom at work. ...read more.

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Everything we treasured was gone. My mothers baby grand piano, my father's grandfather clock, all gone. My homecoming was the next day and I had nothing. Although my parents encouraged me to stay home the next day, I told them that I wouldn't miss my homecoming parade and dance that next night. After a tear-filled day at school, and a parade to lift my spirits, it was time to go "home". I found out that my sister went shopping all day to find another homecoming dress that looked like my old one. It made my night perfect. Most people my age never have to go through something like this. Although people were being exceptionally generous to us, nothing was the same, nothing was really our own. Going through something of this measure can really change a person and teaches you not to take anything for granted. My new life will hopefully start soon at college in the fall. Who knows what the future may hold, but I know I'll be ready. ...read more.

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