I am a single Black women who raised my two daughters by hard work as a man on the field all day, breaking ice to get water for washing doing the best so Maggie and Dee can be proud of me. I wish to be recompensed for all the obstacles that I have overcome so my family can have enough to eat and wear.
One of the most traumatic situations occurred to Maggie. Sometimes I can still hear the flames and feel Maggie’s arms sticking to me, her hair smoking and her dress falling off her in little black papery flakes. This heartbreak event makes her to be conservative, shy, insecure about her personality and acceptance in society. She prefers to stay at home as women used to do with their husbands. The man goes to work in order to have an income in the house when the woman is in charge of the house’s duty and taking care of the children.
Dee is totally different she wanted nice things like, a yellow, organdy dress to wear to her graduation from high school. At sixteen she had a style of her own -and knew what style was. She is more opened. She wants to travel around the world representing her race as a high heritage without knowing or appreciating the origin of her race how black people struggle in order to have the education that she is having right now.
I only had the opportunity to be slave who has sold like an object without any value. I got up early every single day to work in the cotton fields with the sun rays burning my skin. Now I am happy that this torment ended and finally I can enjoy my old and memorable house. Where only Maggie know the significant of all these walls, how our family fought to keep the house alive.
Now, I want to send my two only daughter outside to the society I know is going to be painful for Maggie having these scars in her skin but she as to be a strong woman who believe in herself more than other people’s opinion. Dee I know that after finishing your education is going to be enough time, so you had learned the real value of life.
After all, I am going to be proud I believe that one day both of you are going to be a change for the country creating equality.
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