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Chain and Ring
Chain and Ring

This ring and chain belonged to my uncle. They represent a lot to me. These were the first two pieces of jewelry he got. He came to the United States in 1988. He would work two jobs one in the morning and one at night. He rarely got any sleep. He came simply looking for work. He needed money to send back to our family in Mexico. He always gave back not only to our family but everyone in the pueblo as well. One day he decided he wanted to treat himself to something nice. He said he always wanted a nice simple chain. Eventually, as time went on once he got married, he also added his ring to his jewelry collection. He passed away a few years ago and gave them to me. They serve as a reminder to always be grateful, to give back, and to cherish the small things in life.    

Year: 1988

– victor zamudio

Relationship:  Grandchild of im/migrant Grandchild of im/migrant