Born in a town in Tlaxcala, in 1938, Evangelina was a resourceless girl. Her 8 brothers sowed and reaped broad bean, corn, wheat, barley and on Sundays, they picked up stones to help their father build their house, 100 meters away from a cliff. Doña Eva knows what poverty is and has no hard feelings about it. Afterwards, she served as a maid at house in Apizaco, from where she ran away due to her boss’s harassment and preferred to left everything behind before being that man’s property. At Mexico City she was a maid too until she could finally became a seamstress and mastered the overlock, “a pretty machine that sews seam bar tacking, do right stitches and the bindings”. Over the years, she learned to handle the hemming, the hole maker and sew on a button by machine, but above all to have a truly christian life.
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