She graduated from the High School in Mexico and went on to college, where she met her husband. When I asked her how were classmates would remember or describe her, she told me she was a pretty quiet kid that did well in school. So she imagines they would describe her as smart, hardworking and quiet. I found that interesting because that’s pr...
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...f the things is that they are both pretty comfortable with technology. Even though Thelma doesn’t completely understand Facebook, they both use and love it. They don’t condemn new technologies, they adapt. That’s one of the things I love about them. Another thing is that they are both opened minded. Despite being very religious, they have completely accepted Josey and my mom as being gay. Another thing is that my Nana was really wanting to meet my boyfriend, who is black. Now that they have met, she absolutely loved him. Even before they met, she had Christmas presents ready for him. It’s not that uncommon for older people to be homophobic and or racist. For example, I don’t plan on introducing my boyfriend to my two great grandmothers on my dad’s side of the family because of the time they grew up in. Overall, I enjoyed interview my Nana and learning more about her.
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