In Attire

My object is called cadena, it is a necklace.  The chain is made of gold and has a cross in the middle.  It was made in Guatemala. I wear it on Sundays because it is important for my family. I keep it in my closet because my grandmother gave it to me before I came to the United States and I don’t want it to be lost. I was very close to my grandmother and it makes me think about her and the good times we had together.  In Guatemala many people wear accessories that represent the church.  I am happy to have this cadena because when I feel lonely I look at the chain and I know my grandmother is thinking of me. 

Place(s): Guatemala, United States
Year: 2018

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Relationship:  Im/migrant who arrived as a child Im/migrant who arrived as a child