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A Big Family Wedding

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Poor Personal Narrative

This model describes the writers experience at a family wedding.

Title: A Big Family Wedding

Level: Grade 9, Grade 10

Mode: Narrative Writing

Form: Personal Narrative

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A Big Family Wedding

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A Big Family Wedding

Last summer I had to go to my cousin’s wedding. My family is enormous. On one side alone I’ve got 15 cousins. I can’t even remember most of their names. It was Felicia who was getting married. She just graduated from college. The first one from that side of the family. Now she’s married.

Most of the cousins had something to do for the wedding. The littlest kid’s got to sit around and look cute in frilly dresses but us older kids actually had to do stuff. The boys got to be ushers. Kevin and Todd and Donnie and me we are the oldest boys so we got to show everybody to their seats. It was a big deal. I had to rent a tuxedo. My mom was so proud. She took lots of pictures.

At the rehearsal dinner some lady showed us how to act. We were supposed to meet people in the back of the church and then lead them up to a seat. We had to ask bride or groom? So we knew which side to put them on. I didn’t think I had to ask because I thought I knew everybody. We are a close family. I practiced by taking my mom to her seat. I asked bride or groom. She started to cry. “Someday you’ll be the groom,” she said. Donnie really gave me a hard time over that.

The wedding was fine. We got everybody to theyre seats. My mother cried and so did my sister Anna but she’s only a baby. After the wedding we got to eat cake and dance and drink punch. I had a good time. I know that there will be lots of weddings in the future so we can all get together again.


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