Coffee mug

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
My mother's NYC mug
My mother's NYC mug

From the time my mother was a teenager, she was always in to traveling. At one point in her life she had even wanted to become a flight attendant where she would be able to travel all the time. Being from Barbados, it was hard to find jobs due to the island being so small. She had visited the States before but had never thought of living there. What really sealed the deal for her was a coffee mug that contained the map of New York on it. She had enjoyed New York the first time she went, and found it fascinating that there were all of these different types of jobs that could be done in New York also the many skyscrapers that she wouldn't have seen in Barbados. Her aunt who lived in New York gave it to her as a souvenir. The millions of job opportunities in New York and her love for adventure made her pack her bags and fly off to New York. There she finished up the necessary education needed and she now does work in the secretary field.

Year: 1980

– Aaliyah Adams

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