Were they from Europe, India, South America? Mexico? Asia?
Did who they were shape who you are?
What type of work did they do? Are you in a related business?
My mother was born in Brooklyn, New York but the family moved to Los Angeles when she was eight. She went to Los Angeles Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights along with Golden Gloves Art Aragon.
My mother never worked a real job. She did work in my grandparents delicattesen market in Boyle Heights. That's where she met my father... over a pickle barrel.
She stayed home and cooked our meals. The four of us sat down at the dinner table to eat our meals. It wasn't until years later when dad had to work late hours that our dinner meals moved to the den in front of the TV. Something was definitely missing with Dad not being there.
My father was a Holocaust Survivor from Radom, Poland. His father survived as did his older brother.
Somehow being a child of a Holocaust Survivor changes you. You are treated differently and you act differently.
My father's first job when he got here was a tailer in the movie industry. He worked for Adrien's taylor to the stars of MGM. While doing that he sold Electrolux vacuums door to door to make a living. He saved enough to be able to buy a store which is still in exhistance today. The girl in the family got screwed in the deal when my brother and a stranger who worked for my dad got the business. Girls are supposed to marry men who already have jobs. (I'm on my meds right now...
can you tel? Are they working?)
So I was molded by my parents. I learned the want to cook from my mother and her father who had the store. He had worked in hotel restaurants prior to buying his store.
I bought my store because of my father. I have the nature to sell and enjoy talking to people. Selling barbecue grills combines both loves.
Did what your parents do make you who you are today?
My grandparents had thick accents and I'm told my father did as well. I never heard his. I don't believed I have any.
So why are you who you are now? Why do you do what you do?
What shaped your life?
I'm unemployed because the bossman who bought my business from me is now saving a lot of money by not paying me while his business sinks in to a deeper hole due to mismanagement. He let go of the person who cared about that store... he never sets foot inside of it. I just find it strange.
Anyone in the Los Angeles area want to hire me for a decent salary? Put the feelers out there! I need a job! This is me activily trying to find work.
I want to heat about all of you. Why are you doing what you do!
Edited because I always spell tailer incorrectly when I know the difference.
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