By Tim O’Malley
The Cuero Record
There is nothing prepackaged about the ladies who work at Andy’s Quick Stop in the same way there is nothing prepackaged in the tortillas they make everyday and work is another day in the park.
Kayin Smith, Irna Estrada, Christina Gonzales and Alma Rizo come from far away backgrounds but to see them together they are like family.
Smith, 45 years old, is from China and has known hard work since she was 8 years old.
Gonzales said, “She told me her story and it is so sad. It almost makes me cry. She lived on a farm and took care of her mom and dad.”
Smith said, “I was always hungry. I had to wait for family (mom, dad, two brothers and one sister) to come home then I work to feed them. I prepared all the food. I carried sacks home on my back.”