A Story About a Mexican American Family

Topics: Clothing, Dry cleaning Pages: 2 (756 words) Published: December 19, 2010
Mario and Maria live in a small town in west Texas where the work to take care of their six children. They are a family that migrated from Saint Patrick deep in Mexico where it was very hard to find work, much less feed six hungry children. As a family they decided it would be better to find a way to America as many of their family member before them had decided. In order for them to come to America it would take a lot of money and could be very dangerous. Somehow they found a way to get out of Mexico. The Journey was a very long and tedious one across the river with the children, this way just the beginning of their new life in America. In their first few months in America Mario and his family was living with his cousin Jose, Mario and Maria and the children that were hold enough went to work in the cotton fields hoeing cotton for a small wage. They did this for work from the early morning till dusk. It was very hot out in the fields and they would drink lots of water. Maria would wake early in the morning and make a meal of mole a breakfast soup for everyone to eat before they started the day. She would also make frijoles (pinto beans) in to burritos with some bacon mixed in to give them flavor; this would be lunch for the day in the fields. After a long week in the fields the family would go to town and get new clothes to go out to the fiesta or the dance. They would take their children with them to enjoy the day with them. They might later go home and make a nice meal with fresh tortillas and salsa. The men would go out and clean up the yard and fix things around the house. The women would do the house work and make sure the clothes were washed and pressed for the next work week. On Sunday the family would get dressed up to go to church at the Catholics church, After church they would meet with close family and friends for a BBQ or go to the Flea market to see what they could find for the children or the house. At the flea market they would look for...
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