4th Grade Essay Contest Winner for March: Sebbastion Robledo
Each month the Newsletter features one of the essays from the Fourth Grade Pioneer Essay Contest sponsored annually by the Cotton Mission Chapter Sons of Utah Pioneers. This month’s essay is by Sebbastion Robledo about his ancestor Liandro Robledo Jr. :
About My Grandpa
LIANDRO ROBLEDO JR.
Liandro Robledo Jr. was born in El Paso Texas in the year of 1943. I didn’t get to meet my grandpa because he passed away in 2004 due to health issues. However, I know about him because my family is around to tell me a lot of neat things about him. He dropped out of school when he was in the eighth grade so that he could help his mom and dad feed has nine other siblings. He rode his bike every day to work in the cotton fields.
My grandpa was a brave man. My grandpa drove in the tank when he was in the army. Him and his two brothers went to the Vietnam War. My grandpa had to eat grasshoppers, other bugs and some other animals during the war when there was nothing else to eat. My grandpa also had to walk next to a tank while in war. He walked through the rice fields with tall grass. The tall grass had poisonous snakes and beetles and other things like that. My grandpa was also very smart. My grandpa was a mechanic but instead of training to be one he learn to do it all by himself. He also knew how to take an engine apart. He would put all the screws in a bucket and then put the engine back together.
He knew how to drive many different kinds of machinery like semi’s, tractors, and hay combines. He also knew how to grow corn, hay, grain, potatoes, and alfalfa.
My grandpa Llandro once told a story about a police officer that pulled my grandpa over. The policeman went to go check his drivers license in the computer, the officerthen came back and opened the door and kneeled to my grandpa and said it was an honor to meet someone like him. This was because my grandpa had a great title within the Vietnam War.
My grandpa was married 35 years. My grandpa had five children. He taught his children to respect others the way they want to be treated and he taught them to always be honest. After my grandfather got married he built a farm in Fillmore and it had 20 acres of land. My dad and some of his brothers grew up on that farm in Fillmore. All of these things show how my grandpa was a very smart, hard-working man.