Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Humans of Downey - Myrna


"During Mother's Day or my birthday, my two children would give me flowers or a card. They would write out lots of loving words to me. 'I really love you mom.' 'You are the best mom.'

"I come from a different country and when I came here, everything was really different. When I came here I was 18 years old and I lived with my mom and dad. I didn't know any English so I had to learn from the environment. My first job was working for a company that made the food trays for the airlines. The food was already cooked and I would put it together on the tray, then a machine would wrap it up for its trip to the airplane. After that I went to school for a year to learn and be certified as a manicurist. And now I have my own place to work here in Downey."
~ Myrna


  1. Can be tough to move to a new country and learn a new language at that age. Looks like Myrna are doing fine today.

  2. Stefan,

    Thanks for the comment. Hugh changes in ones life can be difficult but Myrna's positive attitude was the determining factor to her success.



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