Vintage pan
Vintage pan

This pan was once her grandmothers. It is an antique pan that was used in my family for years. It was mostly used for dishes I grew up with such as chile colorado. I am not sure if this pan is even worth anything, but it is priceless to me because I have memories of my great grandmother and grandma making these amazing meals that I associate with my upbringing and culture. To this day, my family does not even know where this pan came from but it is almost indestructible. I retired this and kept it as an heirloom since it was so well preserved over the years. I doubt I can preserve it as well as my grandparents have. Perhaps one day when I learn how to accurately preserve the pan and make the dishes I grew up with such as chile colorado, I can break it out of retirement and continue to use it. I plan on keeping this pan until I feel my cousins or future children are responsible enough to know the sentimental value this object holds. Until then, I am going to keep it tucked away. I do not have any objects that represent my family’s migration to the United States as my family has been in the United States since before it was even the United States so that is why I used an object that was passed down and holds a special place in my heart. 

Place(s): Southern California

– M G

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