The Valpo Core Reader


Rachel Seip

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Narrative Essay

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"Oh the fox went out on the town one night, prayed to the moon to give him light, he had many a mile to go that night before he reach the town oh... " This folksong echoed through our old Chevy as my dad drove along the winding country road. I was getting excited because my favorite part of the song was coming up. "And the little ones chewed on the bones oh, bones oh " sang my dad, as I pretended to be a "little one" and chanted "mmn good, mmn good" as well as I could in time with the music. We were on our way to the Care and Counseling center where my dad was training to become a counselor. Every Tuesday for almost a year I went there with him, because babysitters were expensive for us those days and because my mom had to work.