“I just lost my first tooth. I was at Times Square and I just swished it to the side and it came out and it didn’t even hurt.
“I’d always wanted children, but I just never met the guy. So I decided to go to a sperm bank. I started trying when I was 42, and I had her when I was 45.
Remember the young man from last week who said he wanted to interview the Director of NASA? Well his name is Max, he just filed his report, and there are already murmurs about a Pulitzer.
“I’ve got a little bit of man tits. I know, you’d never guess. It’s the nipples. Really big nipples.”
“It’s our anniversary tonight. He shopped for Mama. Mama got a new bracelet. Mama got earrings. Mama did good.
“I’m a union ironworker. I built New York City.” “And I built him. He had chicken legs when I met him.
“I took care of my mother for seven years when she got Alzheimer’s. In a way, the experience boosted my self-esteem because now I know how much I can offer to someone I love.
“We let our four-year-old name the dog. So this is Broccoli.”
“I came from Malaysia as part of a work-study program where I worked as an au pair. The company assigns you to an American family, and you take care of the children and do ‘light housework’ in exchange for a place to live and $195 per week.
“I thought I’d me a much more secure person at this stage in my life. I thought that if I played by the rules, I’d learn to be happy and becoming an adult would somehow reconcile all my issues.
“He just got grumpy at Macy’s so we had to leave.” “There’s way too many types of pajamas.”
Many of you have been asking these last few days if I could upload all the refugee stories to a single place.
(3/3) “I did all I could to find out information about my father, but it seemed that everyone who knew him had been killed.
(2/3) “My father died when I was six. His entire family was killed during the war, so everything I know about him came from his stories.
(1/3) “I was volunteering for Cesar Chavez to organize a grape boycott in Canada when I met my husband.
(3/3) “We met for a couple hours, and decided to go on a picnic the following week. Our goal was to get on his boat, find a random island, and have a picnic.
(2/3) “I’d also been engaged recently. We broke it off in January. I was trying to make some changes in my life.
(1/3) “I’d just broken up with my fiancée in May. She left for work one day and never came home, then she mailed me the engagement ring.
(4/4) “She left without telling me. I came back from a dentist appointment and everyone was gone. I went into a deep depression.
(3/5) “We worked so much that Stacy and I barely saw each other. We were doing better financially, but the bills had really piled up.