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Belva Gaines

I interviewed Belva Gaines. Belva is my Grandmother. She is 60 years old and from Seattle.

1.  What’s something you were afraid of as a child ?

When I was in high school, I was paranoid to walk down the street at nighttime close to the bushes.

2.  What’s something difficult you had to do?

I took a bookkeeping class in college because I like numbers.  But then I realized it was too hard and I quit.

3.  What’s an embarrassing moment that happened to you?

My daughter posted an embarrassing picture on Facebook that was a throw back Thursday.

4. Who is someone you’ve lost? What are some of your memories of that person?

My Uncle Elbert Peabody.  He spoiled me a lot and always gave me what I wanted.

5. What’s something that shaped your outlook on life?

Getting a divorce.

6. What were your teachers like in school ?

Caring.  Actually very caring, and they wanted me to succeed.

7. Who was your best childhood friend? How was your relationship with this person?

Gayla Barromore.  We were friends from elementary all the way to high school.  We always had fun with each other until she moved away to California.

8. How did you see yourself as an adult  when you were young?

I had so much fun as a child I never thought of it.

9. What’s your earliest memory?

When I was 5 years old, I was sitting at the street corner.  My brother lied to my parents that I almost got hit by a car, so I got whooped.

10. What’s your favorite things to do in the spring time?  Winter or fall? Summer ?

I like going to parades, dancing, going to a lot of events, and going to parks.

About The Author

My name is akea gaines. I am a sophomore at rainier beach high school. My interest is working , photography and arts and music.

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