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143. Richard's Father
Richard grew up in Los Angeles, California, and
a pretty good life. There was food on
table and he had plenty of clothes to
. He didn't really have any needs. He went
a good school in a nice area of
city, and had many friends. Richard grew up
three older sisters, who also enjoyed their life
California, and had many friends. All this was
because of their father Michael.
Michael was born
poverty in a small town just outside of
City. When Michael was a boy, he remembered
when there was not enough food to eat,
fresh water to drink. Whenever he was thirsty,
would go to the river to collect water.
lived in a hut that had no floor.
times he slept on the dirt, with just
blanket between him and the ground.
when, at the age of 17, Michael emigrated
the United States with his family. The first
years were almost as difficult as it was
Mexico, but gradually things began getting better for
and his family.
When Michael turned 19, he
to enroll into a community college. His father
always stressed the importance of learning English while
lived in Mexico. That talent was very useful
Michael now. Soon Michael was bringing home excellent
cards. Because of this, he was able to
to a university and earned his degree in
Michael got a great job that paid well,
allowed him to move into a better part
town, and to help his parents, too. He
had a family of his own. When Richard
born, it was the happiest day in Michael's