Trying to make it.

Moved here in 2013. Went to an eye doctor in 2014 who worked in Pahokee. She scattered the cataract and tried to get it out, but blinded her in one eye. She can’t find stuff in her house and scatters stuff around. Can’t get much help. Grandchildren’s mother was killed by father (drug user), one grandchild works in a clinic in NJ, the other works in transportation. Life is okay, but it could be better. Grandson has two boys, granddaughter childless. Born in Pahokee. Learnt from Aunt and Uncle, didn’t finish school because she had to pick beans. Didn’t think she’d make it to 81.

About This Story

  • Project: We Are Here
  • Date submitted: 2018-10-14 00:00:00
  • Emotional tone: Strongly negative
  • Who should know about this? Everyone

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Belle Glade
  • Age: Over 61
  • Gender: Female

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

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  • In your story, why did people act the way they did? They did the best they could in the situation
  • My story relates to: Dreams for the future
  • Why did things happen in the story I told? The individual is responsible
  • The lesson in your story is: Things should change
  • In my story, problems are solved by: --
  • My story teaches us to: --
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story teaches us that: The community is vulnerable
  • My story teaches us that: The community is volatile

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