El Molcajete. The molcajete is a Mexican traditional stone tool bowl-shaped used to prepare salsas. It is my mother that I am reminded of when I see this tool. Traditionally where I am from in Mexico, while the men are at work (farm work) the women are home doing housework and preparing the meal for her husband and family. The molcajete is were they prepare and serve the salsa in during dinner.  My family and I come from the countryside where work is usually on a field and we work from dusk to dawn. We come from a small town in Mexico. My father came to the U. S at a very young age hoping to make money for him and his family back at home. My mother was a young adult when she came to the U.S. It was where in New York when they met. Both my parents worked very hard and sacrificed most of their life working to get where they are and make a better living for me. Coming to the U.S is something big for a foreign person. It starts off with hoping to achiever the American Dream. The truth is the American Dream is something hard to achieve and one does not get money off the streets. Being in the U.S in a place such as NY requires hard work and sacrifice. This is why people from other countries come to the U.S. They want to make a better living for themselves, their family back at home, and a better living for the family they form here in this country that requires hard work to make a living The United States of America. 

Place(s): Mexico

– Danny

Relationship:  Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more Great-grandchild of im/migrant or more