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Which one am I?

    I have no family object besides myself so here I am. I do have a story of how my family migrated to the United States. My fatherís mother arrived here from Syria in the mid- thirties. She was only 6 years old at the time. She arrived in New York and the family migrated to Iowa were she was raised and met my Grandfather. She was married at an early age and had 8 children. My dad lost his father to alcoholism when he was 5 years old. My grandmother raised her children the best she could but eventually had to move to Arizona leaving my two older uncles in Iowa were they elected to stay. My father wanted to stay also but he was too young. At the age of 10 he and the rest of his family moved to Phoenix.

                My Grandmother was born in Mexico were she migrated as a young girl to Arizona with her mother. My grandmother had 7 children all born here in Arizona. My mother and father met when he moved here. They both grew up in the projects in central Phoenix. They remained friends all through their teen years until my father went to Vietnam for the war. When he returned my parents married and had three children. So this is my migration story, I am a proud mix of Mexican and Syrian a lethal combination.

 

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