Column: How My 60-Year-Old Immigrant Mom Learned To Love Technology And Thrive In Quarantine
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This Mother's Day will be different. Very different. In a loving tribute to his mother Elvia, columnist Erick Galindo shares his mom's transition during the coronavirus pandemic from someone who was computer-shy to a master of all things tech, as she embraces Zoom, FaceTime and everything else to stay in touch with family, with her church, and with life in general as we all stay home.
Because like all immigrant moms, she's a badass. Erick writes:
And I think there is some symbolism in the fact that this year Día de la Madre - Latin America's version which is always May 10 - and American Mother's Day, always the first weekend of May, land on the same day.
Because Elvia Galindo, mother of five and grandmother of four, who was born destitute on a small Sinaloa ranch, is now a paradigm of an American matriarch in the 21st century and still a badass Latina with mad YouTube skills.
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