A first generation American. Immigrant parents from Mexico and Canada who met and raised us in Los Angeles. Parents were hard working but many times did not have a job. My favorite recollection is when my Father would be laid off (construction) and we’d go “celebrate.” I learned resilience and a can do attitude. It helped when my husband has been laid off each recession and it has meant moving and starting over. Now my sons have learned they too “can do” and celebrate the small things in life.