170. It Was Worth It

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The phone rang. It was her son. Six ago she had left her home country. She sold her business. She wanted her son to an education in America. She spoke no English. son spoke little English. Her friends and family she was crazy. She moved to America. She her son in school. School was difficult. He in remedial English classes. She walked him to . She hired tutors for him. He hated school. put her foot down. She made him study. English improved. His grades improved. He became a student. He graduated from high school. He went junior college. He finished junior college. He applied transfer to a four-year university. “Mom, I got to USC!” he said. “Oh, congratulations!” she said, and over. She was so proud of her . She sat down and cried.