Empty House

Chapter 11

Mis padres, Marcos Andrés y Lucía, junto con mi hermana Juanita, en el McArthur Park. Un lugar a donde muchos q’anjobales de Los Angeles gustaban de ir a pasear los domingos. Solíamos ir todos juntos para almorzar allí.

Dad fled to the US in 1987 and several months later he sent and brought Mamá Lucía to Los Angeles, California. But she could not live far from her children and quickly went back to Santa Eulalia. Through time, one by one we left for the USA. In the 80s, pictures like this were common souvenirs for Guatemalan immigrants in California.