Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Journal Two from Clay

Good morning my name is Clay Gerfen. I'm a 7th generation farmer majoring in agriculture business. My favorite hobbies are diesel mechanics and farming. I go to classes Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The days I'm not in class I can be found working at the family farm. We raise cattle, pigs, sheep, and chickens. Other than livestock we also raise crops, mostly corn, but we do raise soybeans, wheat, and hay.

With reading A Long Way Gone the idea that I feel stood out is civil war. The author talks about his memories of the civil war coming to his town and of being a boy soldier. I feel the writing is best when he is giving us a flash back or backstory on the war or before the war.


  1. I liked the author's details on the war. It gives me a vivid image of the different people affected by the war.

  2. What part of the flashback do you think had the most impact on emotions to the story? I agree that the memories/flashbacks were a very strong point in the reading.


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