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    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

    The story with my mom Dominga in Tlaxcala

    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...

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    • Dear Edwin,
      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.

    • Dear Edwin,
      I got emotional about your story “The story with my mom Dominga in Tlaxcala” because as an immigrant I know how you feel even though now I know that I am not the only one feeling that way. As much as you I really miss my family, I moved to California with my family almost 2 years ago but I don’t see my parents that much, they are always working and focusing on their own business. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “the interaction between my mom and me is by phone or by facetime of WhatsApp only thus we have been in communication.” I think this is an assertive way to describe how we communicate with our family when we are immigrants in a foreign country because we are just seeing them on the screen without having the possibility to touch or hug them. Another sentence that I really felt was “the best story with my mom is when I would go out with her to the park on Sundays to eat ice cream.” This stood out for me because I used to do exactly the same with my mom and dad in Venezuela before moving here and now it is basically impossible because they sadly got divorced. Moments never come back but the memories stay and I have a lot of beautiful memories while eating ice cream with my parents every Sunday. Have you seen this https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnrampton/2018/05/01/manipulate-time-with-these-powerful-20-time-management-tips/?sh=20a6e24157ab I thought you might be interested in this because by reading this article you can distribute better your time and you would have more time to spend talking to your mom over the phone. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I felt identified with what you wrote. I hope some day you can see her again please let us know!

  • Edwin commented on the post, Pablo's Life

    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

  • Edwin commented on the post, Pablo's Life

    Dear Edwin:
    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

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    It was a common afternoon like any other day, a normal school day at least. 

    While I was outside waiting for the school entrance time, I watched many students in red uniforms entering the building.

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    Cuando casi me caigo

    It was a common afternoon like any other day, a normal school day at least.  While I was outside waiting for the school entrance time, I watched many students in red uniforms entering the building. A few minutes before entering school,...

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    • Dear Edwin,

      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.

      From: Kerly Dutan

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