Maxine ClarkCollege Writing Seminar    Visual Narrative Essay   A Little Pith and Vinegar      for the Melting Pot
Like most Britishkids, my onlyknowledge of Americawas drawn frommovies and televisionprograms. We had threechannels to cho...
Rainy Sundays oftenfound us watching dustyold Westerns. Seeingall of that sand, thecanyons and earth tonesmade my tongue d...
My imagination wentwild at the prospect ofa new life in America.What I didn’t take intoaccount was all thatwe would leave ...
Cousins
My paternalgrandparents didn’ttake the news well. Iwas particularly sad toleave them because theylavished gifts on us, lik...
Nana and Grandad
My father insisted that wenot smile in our passportpictures. I couldn’t help it! Hehad to keep feeding more andmore money ...
When I said goodbye to myhamster Christmas, she bit myfingertip. I couldn’t believe myown hamster had rejected me.I left m...
Cokey   Christmas
My brother and I wereinvited up into the cockpitand given honoraryBritish Airways Junior JetClub passbooks to enterour fut...
On the drive fromthe airport, Icontinued to retchwhile taking in thesights of Route Oneout the sidewindow. Past theHilltop...
Within mere hours ofarrival, I realized we couldvery well starve to death.We were offered Dr. Pepperor Ginger Ale to drink...
                              +       =
Letting go was hard and Imissed England for along time. I felt like Iwas always drawingcomparisons betweenEnglish and Amer...
On September 23, 1994 inConcord, NH I was sworn inas an American citizen, whenin actuality, becoming anAmerican has been a...
My husband and I weremarried in the Rose Gardenat Lynch Park in Beverly on abeautiful June day in 1999.We’ve been to Engla...
We bought our home in thesame neighborhood myfamily moved to back in1978.
My old house19 Deerhurst, Stanshawe      Estate in Yate
Our comparatively palatial estate in     Beverly
Our daughter was born inDecember 2003, and ateight years old, she isnow attending the sameschool I did when I washer age.
I finally feel like this iswhere I belong.
M. clark creative writing seminar visual narrative essay presentation second draft
M. clark creative writing seminar visual narrative essay presentation second draft
M. clark creative writing seminar visual narrative essay presentation second draft
M. clark creative writing seminar visual narrative essay presentation second draft
M. clark creative writing seminar visual narrative essay presentation second draft
M. clark creative writing seminar visual narrative essay presentation second draft
M. clark creative writing seminar visual narrative essay presentation second draft
M. clark creative writing seminar visual narrative essay presentation second draft
M. clark creative writing seminar visual narrative essay presentation second draft
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  1. 1. Maxine ClarkCollege Writing Seminar Visual Narrative Essay A Little Pith and Vinegar for the Melting Pot
  2. 2. Like most Britishkids, my onlyknowledge of Americawas drawn frommovies and televisionprograms. We had threechannels to choosefrom: BBC1, BBC2 and ITV.
  3. 3. Rainy Sundays oftenfound us watching dustyold Westerns. Seeingall of that sand, thecanyons and earth tonesmade my tongue dry uplike clay.
  4. 4. My imagination wentwild at the prospect ofa new life in America.What I didn’t take intoaccount was all thatwe would leave behind.
  5. 5. Cousins
  6. 6. My paternalgrandparents didn’ttake the news well. Iwas particularly sad toleave them because theylavished gifts on us, likethis fan and castanetsfrom one of their tripsto Spain.
  7. 7. Nana and Grandad
  8. 8. My father insisted that wenot smile in our passportpictures. I couldn’t help it! Hehad to keep feeding more andmore money into the coinslot. He was not pleased.I was primed for a perfectlydespondent shot.
  9. 9. When I said goodbye to myhamster Christmas, she bit myfingertip. I couldn’t believe myown hamster had rejected me.I left my toy dog Cokey in ourold house for the new peopleand immediately regretted it.The day was off to a bad start.
  10. 10. Cokey Christmas
  11. 11. My brother and I wereinvited up into the cockpitand given honoraryBritish Airways Junior JetClub passbooks to enterour future BritishAirways trips. Of whichthere would be none.
  12. 12. On the drive fromthe airport, Icontinued to retchwhile taking in thesights of Route Oneout the sidewindow. Past theHilltop with itsplastic cows grazingthe side of thehighway . . .
  13. 13. Within mere hours ofarrival, I realized we couldvery well starve to death.We were offered Dr. Pepperor Ginger Ale to drink butthey were “too spicy” forour bland palates.
  14. 14.     + =
  15. 15. Letting go was hard and Imissed England for along time. I felt like Iwas always drawingcomparisons betweenEnglish and Americanculture and choosingsides.
  16. 16. On September 23, 1994 inConcord, NH I was sworn inas an American citizen, whenin actuality, becoming anAmerican has been a gradualprocess occuring over thecourse of my life here.
  17. 17. My husband and I weremarried in the Rose Gardenat Lynch Park in Beverly on abeautiful June day in 1999.We’ve been to Englandtogether. Twice.We’ve also been to DisneyWorld. Four times.
  18. 18. We bought our home in thesame neighborhood myfamily moved to back in1978.
  19. 19. My old house19 Deerhurst, Stanshawe Estate in Yate
  20. 20. Our comparatively palatial estate in Beverly
  21. 21. Our daughter was born inDecember 2003, and ateight years old, she isnow attending the sameschool I did when I washer age.
  22. 22. I finally feel like this iswhere I belong.

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