I have met Eva on my day off, Ellen introduced me to her and we shared many of the same issues including being underpaid and overworked. The treatment I got in your household was fairly good however the workload was too much too handle and I was not being paid enough compared to other maids in the North Midlands. About a week ago on Friday I ran into Eva Smith on my day off in the farmers market, she looked like she have gained weight, tired and miserable I asked how she felt and if she was okay. She answered “the Birlings have fired me twice, stopped my living and many things I refuse to mention for the well being of someone very dear to my heart, may God make justice is all i say”. Staying alive and healthy is becoming harder and more expensive by the day yet my wage have not increased a penny, I have kids to take care of, to feed, a husband that takes care of my children and to him I must monthly deliver my wage
I started the interview by making small talk and then moved into the interview questions. The first question I asked was about where she had been employed before she retired. She had worked mainly on her husband 's farm. She had to work on the farm, because back then in order to be considered a farmer by the government you had to work a certain
She doesn’t feel like cooking meals as well as eating. She can financially support herself with Medicare and Social Security if it does not get cut. She also have her husband’s pension from the railroad and the small social security checks she gets. Geneva resides in the house where her and her husband Anthony lived in for sixty years, the house is paid for, but she have to cover the cost of repairs and property taxes. She wants to continue aging in that house.
For a girl from Bohemia, learning to speak English and living on the prairie in Nebraska was a hard life in the late 1800’s. The cultural beliefs and traditions of America were both different and similar from Antonia’s Bohemian culture. Antonia and her family had to learn how to farm so they could make a living using the American’s culture of independent capitalism and private ownership. She survived her father’s death by using her bold and free spirited personality to work as hard as any man, which showed her strength, courage, and the immigrant spirit for a better life. This family tragedy also brought the community and the Shimerdas together through religious differences to mourn and respect a man.
As Will Allen states, “In the new farming economy, sons and daughters have often witnessed their mothers and fathers lose money year after year...” Although classes in agriculture are common in central Pennsylvania high schools, fewer kids are taking up interest and are choosing to move away from their family’s farming. Agriculture has still proven to be the heart of the community with its farmers markets and multiple fresh fruit festivals throughout the seasons. With that being said, the amount of excitement that is drummed up whenever a new fast food is rumored to be opened speaks volumes. Small town life causes many to search for bigger and better things, and as a result the importance of homegrown and made food is
It’s 1936, the middle of the Great Depression, in a small town in Kansas called Kiowa. The Vondracek’s are working tirelessly to scrape up every cent they can make to keep the family farm afloat. The youngest, Bob, my grandfather, works on and off the family farm while attending school. During the Great Depression, my grandfather learned skills about managing, making and saving money that he would pass on from generation to generation. My grandfather started from nothing, but by working hard and saving every dollar in the most unique way, he built a stable life for his children and his children’s
But he can 't teach her everything in his mind and make it stick in hers. I 'm sure Antonia wouldn 't agree with this definition. Mainly because her and her family had made it to America. They had gotten their own house and farm, but the land and animals were not helping them. They had a hard time just living day to day, as seen by this part of the book "Ántonia and her father came over to our house to get buttermilk, and lingered, as they usually did," they had always been working hard during the entire year, even when the winter was unforgiving and brittle.
I also wanted to mention my gratitude towards your generous donation in sending me money. This means I only have to work two years rather than the four they required. As I started working on their farm, I realized how strenuous and lonely this life will become. The only individuals I am able to talk to are the other indentured servants when they are around, which is very rarely. I recently heard them talking about the governor of Virginia, Sir William Berkeley, and how he is more loyal to the Indians than to his own colonists.
I spent the first 19 years of my life living in Camp Verde, Arizona which, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services, is a rural HPSA - Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Area. To ensure we were all healthy my mother greatly relied on the county health clinic and mobile clinics that offered free vaccinations and reduced cost health screenings. The most significant and challenging disadvantage I faced was our family’s socioeconomic status; my father made roughly 14,000-30,000 dollars a year supporting his four boys and wife. Food stamps, reduced lunch and unemployment benefits ensured that we were all fed and had shelter. My parents divorced and by 14 I was working after school and on the weekends to pay my mother rent.
I have already told you the story of when my grandmother passed away, but I haven’t told you about her decision to live in this country. My mother at the time was very young, only one and a half, when my grandmother decided come to journey across the border into America. My grandfather had a working visa, and used it to go to America for months at a time, leaving his family of eleven behind. His jobs mostly consisted of picking cotton, and picking many different fruits and vegetables. Although it was very hard work for my grandfather, it was a lot more money than working anywhere in mexico.
This was a difficult time to be a minority both socially and economically. This, along with the fact that my grandfather was an immigrant from Cape Verde and spoke little English, made it very hard for my mother’s family to thrive economically. My mom often tells me of her experiences growing up in the projects: getting very little for Christmas and not eating lunch on weekends simply because they did not have enough money. But due to the freedom of opportunity that we have in the United States of America, along with her intelligence and perseverance, my mother has been able to live an incredibly successful life. Some of her achievements include attending college at the U.S. Air Force Academy, receiving her PhD in engineering and her rising to the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force.