To Learn Many Things

I wanted to learn things to help my parents who were very poor, who had so many necessities such as giving us something to eat, giving us clothing. For example, when I was in school, they could not buy me a physical education uniform and so then I told my mom,

“Ay, I wanted to play basketball and I could not because you could not buy me the uniform.”

Then a teacher said, “You have good grades. Why don’t you go to the other school?” I told my mother, but I could not get into the other school. They weren’t able to help me. I could not continue. I wanted to be a schoolteacher and here is where my story ends.

Storyteller Maria Elena Villagómez is devoted to her home and to working in the fields.


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