With my mom Dominga, there have really been a lot of great moments, but the best story with my mom is when I would go out with her to the park on Sundays to eat ice cream, or go out with her in the summer to
I am interested in your oral history with your mom Dominga in Tlaxcala because I can feel the love between you and your mom. As the same immigrant like you. I’m lucky that all my family members with me. But I still can feel, the emotion in your words that you really missing your home and your mom. These really touch my heart.
One thing I learned from the oral history that stood out for me is: “As if there is a car that is interfering with the rules that we have to follow then, only use mouth covers and do not wash hands but rather where I have not heard much, thank God.” I think this is sad because we have to do everything we can to keep us out of this virus, for us also for our families, friends. We must do things and we must not do things. To keep everyone safe and get through this crazy pandemic.
Your oral history project connects to my own experience. During COVID, I and my family did a good job. For example, we only go out if we need food and only one person can go. We use alcohol to clean everything, especially like door handles. Some times my sister and my mom will dance and make us laugh. So we literally do what we can do to keep us safe and happy. Thanks for your work on this project. I look forward to seeing what you write next because your writing is very beautiful. How you describe your mom? How you miss her? How you love her? These are very beautiful words and I know I shouldn’t say that in summer. But your project makes my heart warm. And I wish you and your family will be great and happy.
Your relationship with your mother seems to be filled with love and devotion. It sounds like she is very special to you. I think you are very brave to have come to this country without your mom and dad. I hope they keep their mask on and I hope you all can be together again very soon. Thank you for sharing your story with us.
Dear Family: Edwin.
I am Edwin, your story is very good, it has many interesting things that you went through to get to the states, for everything that happened to the dangers, ”because these are done if you say you don’t like schools, you don’t like the country.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “The most familiar thing I have wit…[Read more]
I am Edwin Your story is somewhat surprising because of everything you’ve been through to be now where you are and you don’t feel like following, “Your story is very convincing and for everything you’ve been through we all deserve opportunities” /
When you talk about the journey that you undertook, mine is something similar, only that…[Read more]
I am Kerly, and I read your story entitled “When I almost fell,” because I find it very interesting and very fun to read these types of stories since in that type of stories we can know a little about the writer’s fun life.
One sentence he wrote that stands out to me is: “Then we arrived at the abandoned house and my friend Ernesto takes out some beers called dos Equis lager.” I think this is wrong because you have to be big to be able to drink beer.
Another sentence that caught my attention was: “But I had never tried beers, but I said,” well I do not think anything will happen.” This stood out for me because for you it was the first time taking alcohol and for that reason, you didn’t have to accept drinking because you’re not old enough yet and because you didn’t have permission from your parents, but you decided to drink.
I think it is your first time writing a part of your life and it is very good because that way you let more people know what happened to you in your life. I thought you might be interested in this because it is a very funny story and very interesting.
Thank you for writing this story I hope to see what you write next because it is very interesting to read that kind of story because they are so funny.
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