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A family tradition

Life Story Club Contributor

Oct 1, 2019

My family is small. It’s only me, my sister, brother and my mom. So we didn’t get to share so much with grandparents, or aunts or uncles. So the traditions stay with the 4 of us. There is one big tradition my family does. Every Christmas, my mom tries to join other families. Because we are so small. So I like that about every Christmas, I’m going to discover a new family that I have never seen before. But still we have that family setting. We cook some things, we do something special. And we bring gifts for them, even though we don’t know them yet. My mom usually has so many friends, she likes to talk too much. She always meets someone new, so she asks to join them. At first I was like, “No, it’s awkward!” But over time, I’ve realized it’s something nice to do – to go and meet other families. 

My neighborhood

Life Story Club Contributor

October 1, 2019

If I had to describe a neighborhood I grew up in…I grew up in Bolivia. I was there until I was 16 years old, so the neighborhood…because I’ve been moving around. I was living in a big city, it was very crowded, it was a lot of buildings. I used to live on the 15th floor. I didn’t know any other children in the building because I feel there were not other children in the building, like my other friends who live in houses, they used to go with their friends. I used to live in a building where I only had one friend. She lived on the second floor and I lived on the 15th. We were all going up and down. Sometimes we used to send letters, with wool, from one window to the other window. To see if she can catch it, but usually she never catches it because of the wind. The neighborhood was a lot of trees, the weather was always cold, because it’s La Paz, the whole year is like now, chilly. I was always wearing jackets. I used to love my neighborhood, but I wish I lived in a more free neighborhood, more nature.

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