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Characters Brief Bio Sheet

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    Character Bio Sheets

    1. Kim Age: 9 2. Ana Age: 82

    Ethnicity: Vietnamese Ethnicity: Rumanian

Grown in Garden: Lima Beans Grown in Garden: Nothing

Lessons Learned: Lessons Learned:

    ; It is important to remember/honor members ; Don’t jump to conclusions.

    of our families who have died. ; Mind your own business.

    ; Great things can come from small

    beginnings. (Mighty oaks grow from tiny His/Her story: acorns. ; No TV, watched people in other apartments through

     His/Her Story: 48 windows across from her

    ; Moved to Cleveland in 1919 with parents from ; Anniversary of her father’s death Groza Rumania, 4 years old ; Altar in apartment (candles and incense, bowls of ; Neighborhood used to be all Rumanian rice and meat, father’s picture) o Like a cheap hotel ; Mother and sister cried because missed father o People leave when they can afford ; Kim took lima beans, thermos of water, and spoon something better and went to vacant lot o Rumanians left, Slovaks and Italians ; Early April, very cold, wind turned cheeks to marble move in ; Lived in Cleveland o Then Negros move in ; From Vietnam, not used to cold weather o Gibb Street like border between blacks ; Lot filled with old tires, old couch, trash bags, rusty and whites

    refrigerator, rats ; Ana moved to Cleveland Heights for 18 years ; Hid behind refrigerator to keep plants safe ; Moved back to Cleveland to take care of elderly ; Dug 6 holes and planted bean seeds parents

    ; Kim’s father ; Neighborhood changing even more

    o Died 8 months before Kim was born o Whites moved out, factories and steel

    o Was a farmer in Vietnam mills close

    o Had no memories of Kim o Buildings boarded up

    o Kim had no memories of him o Men drinking in empty lot

    o Kim wanted his spirit to recognize her as o Police sirens, murders

    his daughter o Many new immigrants from new countries,

    o His spirit would see her patience and hard Mexico, Cambodia, others

    work, and how well her plants did ; Sees Kim in vacant lot burying something, looks ; Kim grew lima beans in school last year, so knew suspicious, burying drugs or gun or money

    what to do ; Ana = suspicious nature bcs typed parole reports ; Put beans in holes, patted down soil, watered with for 20 yrs

    thermos ; Thought of calling police but wanted to solve case ; Vowed that beans would thrive herself

     ; Kim looked up at window, Ana feared that Kim had

    seen her watching ; Decided to dig up Kim’s treasure before she had a

    chance to move it o Went to vacant lot with butterknife

    o Dug up three beans o Realized that she had been wrong about

    Kim o Felt guilty as if she had read Kim’s diary

     and ripped out a page by accident

    o Reburied seeds as gently as sleeping babies

    ; Kim returned next day and watered beans ; Ana bought a pair of binoculars

    3. Wendell Age: 45-55 4. Gonzalo Age:

    Ethnicity: Caucasian American Ethnicity:

Grown in Garden: Unknown Grown in Garden:

Lessons Learned: Lessons Learned:

    ; It is better to use your time to work on things

    that you can change, rather than wasting

     your time complaining about those things

    that you cannot change. His/Her story:

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    ____________________________________ ; Hates phone calls bcs got terrible news that way

    o Son shot to death in street ____________________________________ o Wife died in car crash

    ; Ana called early AM and woke him ____________________________________ o Come quick

    ____________________________________ o Feared she would be dead

    o Ran upstairs ____________________________________ ; Ana showed him plants through window

    o Flopped on ground, needed water ____________________________________ o Beans planted too early

    ; Grew up on farm in Kentucky ____________________________________ ; Ana twisted ankle, told W to water plants

     ____________________________________ ; School janitor, did not like to be bossed around ; Goes down to vacant lot ____________________________________ o Beans have leaves shaped like spades in

    deck of cards ____________________________________ o Did not freeze bcs sunlight bounced off

    refrigerator back onto soil ____________________________________ o Scraped ring of dirt around plant to catch

    water ____________________________________

    o Watered plant

    ____________________________________ ; Kim comes to vacant lot and sees W

    o Afraid at first ____________________________________ o Surprised that W was helping her plants

    o W smiled and left, never spoke ____________________________________ ; W went back to vacant lot later that evening

    o Checked on beans, looking fine ____________________________________ o Kim had made rings of dirt around rest of

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    ; Thought of Bible saying, “And a little child shall lead ____________________________________ them.”

    ; Learned lesson from Kim (Work on things that you ____________________________________ can change instead of complaining about things

    that you cannot change) ____________________________________ ; Picked out a spot for his own garden, dragged off

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    5. Tio Juan Age: 6. Leona Age:

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7. Sam Age: 8. Virgil Age:

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9. Sae Young Age: 10. Curtis Age:

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11. Royce Age: 12. Nora Age:

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13. Mr. Myles Age: 14. Maricela Age:

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15. Amir Age: 16. Florence Age:

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