Unit 3 Final Draft

Alex Dean

Pavletic

Engl 0100

12/2/2013

  The subject that is not really that forbidden to me is the death of my grandfather. I, along with countless other people, loved my grandfather very much. He was a great man and always very joyful. I could always tell there was something different about him more than any other man that I knew. His death only happened about three months ago. I am not uncomfortable talking about it, but it is a very emotional subject. This is also true for my whole family. My grandfather died on August 4, 2013. My family was on the way home from the beach when we got word that he had had a stroke. He lived through the night but died the next morning at 10:12 am. My grandfather was the pastor at my church for almost 20 years. He basically started my church. Today, I am going to interview my mother and get her thoughts on this subject.

Q: So how did Papaw impact your life when he was there on earth with us?

A: Not only did he exemplify a life of selflessness, he lived out his faith in Christ.  As I watched his life over the last 35 years, I saw how he loved people and considered others before himself.  He showed me what it was to be a true follower of Jesus Christ.  Not a day goes by that

I don’t think of Bro. Dean and his influence in my life and my faith.
Q: Have you been extremely upset about this?  

A: Naturally, I was very sad at his passing and miss him every day.  However, I know that he is in heaven with Christ and those who have

gone before him.  That is my comfort, along with the fact that I know that I will see him again.  
 
 
Q: How has his death impacted your life?

A: His death reminds me that I should live every day as if it was my last.  This means loving and caring for people and sharing Jesus with

those around us.  This was how Bro. Dean lived his life.  
Q: Tell me some of the things that he did to impact other peoples lives that either knew him or knew of him.  

A: Because of how he loved people, people loved him.  Our family has had so many people share with us how he ministered to them in

ways we never knew.  Of course he helped people through pastoral counseling, praying and all the ways in which a pastor ministers to
people.  What we heard so much of at his death was how he helped people in their everyday lives:  fixing things that were broken at their
house, helping them financially, or helping bring peace to a difficult situation.  He went where people were and showed Christ’s love.
Q: Everybody loved Bro. Jimmy Dean didn’t they?  

A: I’m sure he had people who disagreed with him through the years as a pastor, but even those people still loved and respected him.  

Q: When you think of what great things Jimmy Dean has done, what is the first thing that comes to mind?  

A: He was my pastor for 25 years and baptized me when I was 10 years old.  He also baptized all four of my children.  

Q:What is your most memorable story that you have about Bro. Jimmy Dean?

A: When I was a teenager, I was at their house visiting with them while they were getting ready to leave for a trip.  I was with my

husband, my boyfriend at the time, in the master bedroom helping him pack.  Bro. Dean did not realize I was there and came walking in in
his boxers on his way to the bathroom to take a shower!  At the time, we were both embarrassed, but laughed about it many times
through the years.  
 
 My grandfather lead a lot of people to salvation in his lifetime. His life meant so much to the people that knew him. He was a well known
preacher all over the state of Alabama. I loved my grandfather, and I cannot wait to see him again in Heaven. He baptized me when I was eight years old. I will always cherish that because he was my granfather and a great man of God. Being a pastor was not just his job. It was his life. It was something that God called him to do. He was a great man, and I can only dream of being as good a man as he was.

Rough Draft 3

Alex Dean

Dr. Pavletic

ENGL 0100-B

15 November 2013

    The subject that is not really that forbidden to me is the death of my grandfather. He was a great man,

always joyful. I could always tell there was something different about him than any other man that I

knew. It only happened about 3 months ago. I am not really that uncomfortable talking about it. But it is

very emotional conversation to not only me, but also to my whole family. My Grand Father died on

August 4th, 2013. My family was on the way home from the beach when my papaw had a stroke. He

lived through the night but died the next morning at 10:12am. My grand father was the pastor at my

church for almost 20 years, he basically started my church. Today I am going to interview My mom, and

get her take on this subject.

Q: So how has papaw impacted your life when he was there on earth with us?

Not only did he exemplify a life of selflessness, he lived out his faith in Christ.  As I watched his life over

the last 35 years, I saw how he loved people and considered others before himself.  He showed me what

it was to be a true follower of Jesus Christ.  Not a day goes by that I don’t think of Bro. Dean and his

influence in my life and my faith.

Q: Have you been extremely upset about this?  Naturally, I was very sad at his passing and miss him

every day.  However, I know that he is in heaven with Christ and those who have gone before him.  That

is my comfort, along with the fact that I know that I will see him again. 

Q: How has His Death Impacted your life?  His death reminds me that I should live every day as if it was

my last.  This means loving and caring for people and sharing Jesus with those around us.  This was how

Bro. Dean lived his life. 

Q: Tell me some of the things that he has done to impact some of the other peoples lives that either

knew him or knew of him.  Because of how he loved people, people loved him.  Our family has had so

many people share with us how he ministered to them in ways we never knew.  Of course he helped

people through pastoral counseling, praying and all the ways in which a pastor ministers to people. 

What we heard so much of at his death was how he helped people in their everyday lives:  fixing things

that were broken at their house, helping them financially, or helping bring peace to a difficult situation. 

He went where people were and showed Christ’s love.

Q: Everybody loved Bro. Jimmy Dean didn’t they?  I’m sure he had people who disagreed with him

through the years as a pastor, but even those people still loved and respected him. 

Q: When you think of what great things Jimmy Dean has done, what is the first thing that comes to

mind?  He was my pastor for 25 years and baptized me when I was 10 years old.  He also baptized all

four of my children. 

Q:What is your most memorable story that you have about Bro.Jimmy Dean?

When I was a teenager, I was at their house visiting with them while they were getting ready to leave for

a trip.  I was with my husband, my boyfriend at the time, in the master bedroom helping him pack.  Bro.

Dean did not realize I was there and came walking in in his boxers on his way to the bathroom to take a

shower!  At the time, we were both embarrassed, but laughed about it many times through the years.  

A better Leader

I honestly think that someone that is loved makes a better leader than someone who is feared. I only think this because if someone is feared, the people will hesitate to ask important question that might be vital to what the goal is. But if someone is loved, the people will have no problem talking to that person about what the goal is. It will be easy for the people to ask questions and to talk about it. loving is a better example of a leader because loving comes with kindness and kindness is key to everyone getting along. I also think that hatred comes with people fearing you. Most of the time people fear you because of what they have heard, or what you have done to become feared.

A Note to Myself

The only piece of advice that I have for myself, that I wish that I could start over, is to work hard. Always work hard at whatever you do. Be the best that I could be at whatever it may be. Whether its sports, working, or even school. I wish that I could have worked harder and become better about my studies especially. I work hard now, but I feel like its almost too late to. Sports, I wish that I could have practiced more, and actually tried to get some type of baseball scholarship at any school that I could. I would have loved to go to The University of Alabama to play baseball, or even be a student. I guess if I have to go back and tell myself something at all, it would be to just work hard at whatever I do, because it will pay off in the end. 

My Field of Expertise

I don’t really know my field of expertise, But I feel that I am very very skilled in memorizing sport stats. I know college football just as well as anybody else that loves it. I feel that I can enlighten anybody that need to know a particular stat, score, or information about a particular player. I would eventually love to become a sports analyst or an announcer at either college football, or Major League baseball. I love all sports, and try to pay attention at all things going on in the sports world, even including golf, as boring as it may be. I love paying attention to all scores of any game. One day, I will reach my goal to be on ESPN, whether its on the television, or a writer. I want that so badly. Its a dream job of mine.

Sin Far- Leaves From The Mental Portfolio Of An Eurasian

This was an interesting piece. I enjoyed it though. It was sad at how even the Chinese had to deal with racism as the African Americans. It’s sad how this country did that. “Please teacher!” “Yes Annie.” “May I change seat?” “No, you may not!” The little girl sobs. “Why should I have to sit beside a _______” happily, my sister does not seem to hear, and before long, the two little girls become great friends I have many such experiences.”
This quote sticks out to me because this one little girl wanted to change seats because she didn’t want to sit next to a Chinese girl, they soon became great friends.

Switchfoot- Dare You to Move

“I Dare You to Move” by Switchfoot is one of my favorite songs ever. “Between who you are and who you could be between how it is and how it should be, I dare you to move” this quote always sticks out to me, I think how I am as a person and I should be as a Christian. I should be living my life as an example of Christ everyday. every time that I hear this song I think of how we all stumble upon hard times in life and how God dares us to move to get back on our feet. Switchfoot is my all time favorite band. The currently have eight albums and are working on their ninth, it comes out this January. http://youtu.be/iOTcr9wKC-o