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The Family Background

The Family Background

  • Submitted By: bwill115
  • Date Submitted: 01/30/2009 9:02 AM
  • Category: Biographies
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January 20, 2009 To: Lisa Dunham Owers From: Brian Louis Williams Subject: Background The family I was born into could be considered your average American family, two loving parents with a daughter and a son. Being raised in Pensacola Florida instilled much knowledge in me about the ocean, the beach, and fishing, traits that I would carry with me for the rest of my life. My dad, a commercial fisherman, worked at a naval station and did fishing charters on the weekends. My mom was a registered nurse at a surgery center at a very prestigious hospital. My sister came along a year and a half after I was born. We lived happily for several years until the fighting began with my parents. A divorce soon followed, and shortly after that we relocated to another state further up the east coast. The town we moved to was located on the central coast of North Carolina, a small fishing village with a good educationalsystem. This is where I spent most of my time growing into a teenager. I picked up sports like hockey, baseball, soccer, and surfing. My middle school soccer team even won the divisional championships my eighth grade year. The one thing that always stuck with me was surfing. I fell in love with the fact that there were no scheduled practices, no coaches to yell at you, and best of all no competitions. I could surf when I wanted to, where I wanted to, and how I wanted to. It became my source of serenity and my favorite hobby. The Separation of a Family Once mom got fired from her job,the family went into a crisis. We could no longer stay in North Carolina because the lack of employment oppurtunities. This was the toughest time in my life not only because she was fired, but because she was a using addict who desperately needed help to get sober. Over the next six months I lived with my Dad while my mom went through intensive rehabilitation and out-patient therapy. This ordeal led my sister and I down to Florida along with our sober mom, but away from my loving...

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