Relationship: Im/migrant

My object is a necklace with a cross, it was made in Honduras in a store that sells jewelry. When I lived in Honduras, I had a very dear uncle. Well, my uncle gave me this chain a year ago before he died. He bought it for me and told me that this chain always kept me safe because it represented the cross, which was important for our religion for God. He was like a father to me, and with all my family we dedicated ourselves to go to church and dedicate time to God. And that's why this chain reminds me of a large part of my family, especially my uncle. My uncle had a job from Monday to Friday and sometimes he liked to work on Saturdays and Sundays as a candy seller. My uncle went to different places to sell to strangers there was a place where he was warned that it was dangerous, but my uncle was one of those people who always said "He who has nothing nothing fears". Well, he ignored people's warnings and one night when he was on his way home some people stop him and tell him that he should gave his money to them but my uncle say not and for trying to use his money they killed him.  It was very sad for us to receive that news.  Now that I live in the U.S.A I feel that by using this chain I feel close to him and I remember all the moments that we live in my country.

Place(s): Honduras
Year: 2016

– Angela Alvarez

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant