Autobiographical Essay Example
My name is Cooper Lee Smith. I was born on October 4, 2003 at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Mississippi. I have lived in Wesson, Mississippi my whole life. I have attended Wesson Attendance Center since Kindergarten. I am an only child, and I like it that way. I am writing about a time my mom, Elizabeth Smith, almost stepped on a snake and why I still remember that day.
It happened when I was in the first grade in the fall of 2010. My parents were still married then and we used to walk or ride the four wheeler to a pond on our property. The pond was way back in the woods. I loved to fish, and still do. My mom always enjoyed fishing too, so she happily went along.
When we got to the pond, I ran ahead of my parents. I sped across the pond dam and up a big hill that had many trees, and many leaves on the ground. It was a beautiful fall day. Not cold yet, but not steaming hot. Perfect weather for my mom to be wearing shorts and flip flops. Maybe not the perfect environment, however.
My mom finally caught up to me and we were walking together up the big, leaf covered hill. All of a sudden she screamed and pushed me to the side. I believe she and I both jumped several feet into the air. There was a snake right in front of us! My dad yelled from behind us, “Don’t move!” We stayed very still while my dad grabbed a stick and killed the snake.
My mom was visibly shaken. I told her it was ok. The snake was dead, and I was ok. She looked at me and said, “But I have on flip flops”. I guess it is more likely to get snake bit when you aren’t wearing real shoes. I simply looked at her and said “that’s why I wear Red-Wings”.
I have graduated from Red-Wings and moved on up to Ariats now. I still only wear my boots 99% of the time, even if flip flops may be more appropriate. All because of a lesson I learned that day with my mom. Expect the unexpected and be prepared for anything to happen. You never know what may venture into your path or what you may step on, or in.