La Infancia De Mi Abuelita
I walked into my grandma's room and she was about to take a selfie and post it on Facebook but I interrupted her by asking “Abuelita te puedo preguntar unas preguntas sobre tu infancia ?” “Lo necesito para la escuela”. (Translation:”Grandma can I ask you some questions about your childhood?”) “I need it for school” She then smiled and said “Por supuesto mijo” in a calm voice (Translation;”Of coarse my child”) “Pero lo podemos hacer mañana?” (Translation:”But can we do it tomorrow?”) “Sí, pero después qué salgo de la escuela
THE NEXT DAY….
I walked into the house after school and I sat down on the couch with my Grandma with the sunlight hitting me on my eyes.
Question #1:How was life after you dropped out of High School?
Answer:”It was very hard because everywhere I went there was always people saying words in spanish that I did not understand and it also happened when I tried to apply for a job”
Follow Up:”And what jobs did you apply for?”
Answer:”I tried to get a job as a waiter at a mexican restaurant’’
Question #2:”Can you tell me anything about your parents like what they looked like?”
Answer:”My parents were always nice until me and my brothers made him mad. My parents were pretty short but I barely got to see my father so I don't have a lot of description about him he was always hard working and he was always so serious he had a scratchy voice and it was also deep. My mother was always working around the house and she would always wear an apron that was Green White and Red my mom's voice was very soft. She would also make us a lot of food and I would always ask for more and especially when it was soup with meatballs but every time I would ask for more, she would always say no or else you will end up like one of those meatballs”
Follow Up:”What was your favorite childhood memory with your Father?”
Answer:”Once me and my dad were lighting up fireworks and then one firework did not really go High Enough and it started falling towards us and we both ran away from it and once it hit the ground it exploded and all the chickens went running away
Question #3:”What was your most favorite childhood memory’’
Answer:”I think it would definitely be when me and my brother Emanuel started to make one of the chickens very angry that it would chase us. I started to get chased by the chicken first and I survived the peckings. Then it was my Brother Emanuels turn he started to poke him and grab her chicks and it finally started to chase him but this time the chicken was very very angry and it started to ruin even faster and my brother also did but since there was many holes on the ground he tripped and fell and the chicken got on top of him and the chicken started to peck him and all I did was start laughing”
Follow Up:”Haha and did anything happen to that chicken?”
Answer:”Ah yes we had it for dinner that chicken sure was delicious”
Question #4:”So what did you think about mexico?’’
Answer:”I thought that mexico was very nice and calm. Also they had a bunch of food that I really liked and there was also a lot of dancing but at night it was pretty dangerous because there was a lot of people robbing and mugging at night”
Follow Up:”And were you ever robbed or mugged?’’
Answer:”No thank god I didn't though or was even close to”
Question #5:”So what was it like to work at a young age?”
Answer:”It was very hard because I didn't really know that much stuff and so i ended up working in the fields”
Follow Up:”What did you do in the fields?”
Answer:”Usually pick strawberries and cotton”
I told her Thank you for doing the Interview with me and I walked away.