In Fun
Relationship: Child of im/migrant

This is a 1994 Integra that my grandmother once owned. My grandparents left Trinidad, leaving their jewelry shop, home, friends, and family behind. They came to the United States to start a new life with their children (my mother and her siblings). Once they arrived in the United States, they had family members to help them find their way. After a few years in the states, my grandma wanted to buy a car for my grandpa and her. The best car that they were able to find was a 1994 Integra. They loved the car so much that they had kept it for my mother and her siblings to drive as their first car. My two aunts, uncle, and my mother enjoyed driving it around. A few years after I was born, my mother and my uncle both bought Integras and then we moved to Florida. They eventually sold them, but my grandmother kept hers, and even drove it all the way to Florida and back once we moved back to New York. The car stayed in the family until they were finally ready to let it go. Multiple buyers called to purchase the car, but my grandma had a hard time giving the car away. She decided to pass it onto my older brother as his first car, just as it had been my mother's first car. Once I got my drivers license, I also had the vehicle passed down to me and my brother, and we shared the car. This Integra was the first car that all my family members on my mother's side first drove. To my family, this isn’t just a car; it is memories on wheels. 

Place(s): New York

– Anthony

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant