Relationship: Child of im/migrant

  My object is a paleta, it’s used for stirring the masa for tamales. This specific paleta means so much to my family because my grandpa made it in 2014, when he was in Guatemala. Unfortunately my grandpa passed away a year ago but he did leave us with this special gift. This object that my grandpa made her may not be the oldest but it still plays a huge part of an immigration story because to this day my mom is making tamales with the same recipe our family have used for many years. My mom makes the best Guatemalan tamales with the same recipe and with the something my grandpa gave her. Hopefully one day I will learn how to make tamales and keep the tradition going.

Place(s): Guatemala
Year: 2001

– Maoli

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