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Interview with Magdi Omer

Omer, Magdi
Lambert, Anne
Date of Interview: 
Relationships with People and Places; Overcoming Obstacles
Magdi Omer talks about his mother's method of stopping a baby from crying; he also talks about his mother's death.
Charlotte Narrative and Conversation Collection
Collection Description: 
Anne Lambert interviewed Charlotte residents to collect stories for a class project at UNC Charlotte.
AL (Anne Lambert): OK, I would like for you to you to tell me a story. Do you remember a story from your childhood that you would like to tell?
MO (Magdi Omer): No.
AL: Do you have any children?
MO: No, I don't have children.
AL: Or do you remember a story from when you were very young that you would like to tell?
MO: When I was, uh, five years I cried--. I cried too much. I remember my mother she put in my mouth hot sauce. And, uh, after that I don't--. I don't cry anymore. Yeah. When she show me the hot sauce, I stopped crying. I really I miss my mother because she passed away two years ago. Um--. When I come to United States.
AL: How long have you been in the United States?
MO: I came May 1996.
AL: And she died right after?
MO: She died October 1996. And then I, uh, I go back my country for one month then come back.
AL: Umm--. How long have you been studying English?
MO: I study English seven years since in high school and before 12 years.