The Importance Of Good Life In Los Estados Unidos

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When I was about three years old, my dad left. He packed a bag, walked out the door and he was gone. I didn’t know why or where, he was just gone. My next memory is of people telling stories of a place where everything was better. A place where people could find good work, make money, and never be hungry, a place of hope. The place everyone was talking about seemed wonderful yet the adults around me also told stories of how hard it was to get there. You had to cross a dry and barren desert, encounter vicious and poisonous snakes. Travelers also had to cross a treacherous river called Rio Grande; according to my uncle, many died trying. I understood that people were after things like work, money and nice things, but a three year old cannot understand the significance of those things. I learned that my dad was living in Los Estados Unidos also known as The United States of America. I guess my dad was living the good life. He could do anything and buy anything. I on the other hand never noticed the new dining table or that my mom no longer washed clothes by hand on the concrete sink outside. The new Barbie my dad sent went unnoticed. I could only think about my fathers’ absence; I needed to him. …show more content…
I would stand in front of it for hours at a time just waiting. My hope was that at any moment I would see my dad walking back home, but that moment never came. A couple of days later I made up my mind. If my daddy was not coming back then I would go live with him. I walked to the window and there is was. In the distance, past a super highway with 10 lanes of cars zooming back and forth lay, “El Serro”. El Serro is the states’ local volcano and it was also the farthest away place I knew of. I reasoned that Los Estados Unidos was El Serro. I grabbed my blanket put my favorite toy on it, tied it to the end of a broom stick swung it over my shoulder and walked out the door. My dad was on that mountain and I was going to go find

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