Friday, April 17, 2015

inspiration essay

Each person has someone who inspires them. It could be a movie star, singer, or family member.  Mine happens to be my dad.
Mike Noffke grew up in the big metropolis of Ewing, Nebraska.  He had one brother and two sisters. When he was growing up he was passionate about his grandpa, Frank Noffke, because he loved to fish with him.  He had a lot of exciting adventures with his younger brother Tom. They would go down to the South Fork River and fish. They would also go hunting and played all kinds of sports.  Tom’s life ended tragically when he was killed in a car wreak. Tom was  going home from a softball practice and died when the car he was in ran off the road and hit a tree. That made my dad and his family very sad.  Dad still misses his brother Tom. He has lots of pictures of him that he has shown me.
My dad still loves to fish and hunt. We do it together on some weekends. He usually takes me fishing at different lakes and rivers. Sometimes we just get in his car and drive. We usually just throw the fish back in the water when we are done.
My dad’s first job when he was 15 or 16 years old was detasseling  corn. He would get up early in the morning and walk the corn fields with his friends.  The work was hard and the corn was tall.  His second job was at Carhart Lumber Yard. His third  job was at  Holz Lumber Yard in O’Neill . Fourth he worked at a tractor supply place in Bay City, Texas. Today he work for Krotter’s here in O’Neill.

My dad inspires me because he work’s hard and he’s fun to be around.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Imagine running into a movie star while visiting Hollywood, seeing the miles and miles of beach, where the oceans goes on forever; this is California. There are many more things interesting about California; such as having nice weather, seeing famous people and sight seeing.
  California has a moderate temperature and varying amounts of rain fall. In the deserts the temperature can get very hot. California does have mountains where the temperature can get very cold in the winter time. Thunderstorms occur a lot in California.
Hollywood is the motion picture capitol of the world. This is where the famous people live as well. There are 150.000 people that live in Hollywood alone. The Hollywood walk of Fame is where the stars names are in bronze stars on the sidewalk, and you can see the stars of stars like; Drake, Rob Derek, and Tony Hawk. Drake is my favorite rapper, and he sings great! He lives in California. Also, Rob Derek and Tony Hawk they are professional skateboarders who also live in California. 
California is also full of great places to go and sight see. There is the Redwood Forest, the Hollywood sign, and the beach. One of the best places to go surfing is Big Surf. It is 100 miles of coastline south of Los Angeles. Sometimes there are even surfing competitions, where some of the best surfers in the world compete for prize money and recognition. But one of the biggest attractions to California is still, and always will be the famous Hollywood Sign. Everyone who comes to Hollywood can see the sign on the hill.

I suggest you go to California.  Enjoy Hollywood, the warm temperatures, and the many activities.  If you see a movie star ask for his or her autograph.  You may come home a very happy person.

Bibliography
Climate of California, http:// www.wrcc.dri.edu/narratives/CALIFORNIA.com
Facts About The Hollywood Sign, http://hollywoodsign.org/fast-facts/
America the Beautiful California, by R. Conrad Stein, Children’s Press, Chicago, 1988