Eat plenty of meat; drink lots of beer; listen to spanish music; don’t speak english a home; marry young; go to church; pray every day; and every moment you can say a rosary; feed your man; take care of the kids; don’t go out at night; tienes la cara de nopal– y te crees muy americana; tend your garden; this is how you make tamales; this is how you iron a shirt; dress nicely for the lord; go out to dances; don’t date guys who aren’t mexican; don’t talk back to your parents; this is how you braid; don’t wear your hair down– it’ll get dirty; dress modestly; don’t wear anything too revealing; respect your elders; don’t talk to adults unless they address you; gansitos instead of twinkies; this is how you make tamales; don’t rub the dough o.n dry leaves; soak the corn husk leaves into water overnight– that’ll make it easier to spread; this is how you walk properly; stand up straight; push your chest out; suck your belly in; wake up early; go to bed early;
- It made me feel as if people were saying these to me all over what to do, and what to be.
- She had many different phrases to add, and say. Yet, I couldn’t think of any to include. She made so many to the point that her actual paragraph became her. An actual representation of her life through text.
- It took a lot of thinking to bring up what I have been told growing up. Mostly because I have tried to hard to suppress
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