The person who influenced my life the most is my mother. Margaret Ann (Tinnin) Williams was born 16 March 1943 in French Camp Californian. My mother gave me my core values and beliefs. Her parents are Roy Donald Tinnin and Clara Velma (McMurray) Tinnin. Her father served in the United States Navy during World War II. Her mother worked in the Post Office Lathrop California. The values she learned from childhood are the same values she taught her children. Do not lie. Do not cheat. Do not steal. Think before you speak. Show respect for yourself and others. These are some of the values she taught me and my siblings. The values she taught us are the same values the Army has.
One of the things she always told us is to ‘think
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I also learned taking anything from a store without paying is disrespectfully toward the storeowner. We walked back to the store. I had to tell the storeowner what I had done. I had to return the candy and apologize for what I had done. I learned about what stealing was. I learned how to pay for things. I learned about respecting other people’s property and show respect towards others. My mom taught us very early not to lie, to have integrity. She taught us we would be in more trouble for lying then for tell the truth. The best thing to do is to tell the truth. If we did something, wrong then, admit to it. Not to lie about what happened. Face the consequences, learn from our mistakes, and move forward. Have personnel courage by taking responsibility for our actions. To do what is right even when no one is looking.
My mom taught us to help others. When visiting our grandparents and great grandparents to help them without being told to. My great-grandmother would need help with the housework. Great-grandfather would need help with the yard. Grandma and grandpa always have something for us to do around the yard or house. She taught us that when you see something that needs to be done just to it. Do not wait for someone to tell you to do it.
My mom is positive about life. My mom has always been supportive of my military career. She has taught me to be positive about life. My mom taught me to look for the