My Dad and Me

Relationship: Im/migrant
My Dad and Me When I Was a Teenager
My Dad and Me When I Was a Teenager

Before I was born, my parents lived in Santo Domingo. My dad was a doctor and my mom was a nurse. They worked together. In 1983 they moved to Moca and my dad got involved in politics. My dad was a politician for many years.

My dad had a strong personality but he was affectionate. He was very protective with me, but not so much with my brothers. Whenever we did something wrong, he would only spank them and never me.

This photo is very special to me because it’s the only picture I have with my dad when I was a teenager. Three years later, my dad got sick and died from a heart attack.
When I was young, I would sit with my dad on the sofa and watch his favorite TV show every night. I miss that, I miss everything about my papito.

Place(s): Dominican Republic
Year: 1997

– Evelyn G

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant