Maggie: “Am I Doing the Right Thing?”

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780520262478
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948792 | DOI:
Maggie: “Am I Doing the Right Thing?”

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This chapter discusses Maggie Segura who talked about what happened in the nine years since the authors last saw her, for the George magazine assignment in 2000. It had been a rough time for her, both emotionally and financially. Maggie was married in 2001, and she had changed her last name to Fonseca. She was once again a single mother. Now, at age thirty-three, Maggie was rebuilding her life. Foremost was the well-being of her daughters. Maggie's Habitat for Humanity house off Montopolis Drive in Austin, Texas, where the family still lived, had a feeling of warmth and pride. The home was tidy and filled with simple possessions. There was fresh paint on the walls, the kitchen had a new tile floor, and the lawn was nicely mowed.

Keywords: Maggie Segura; George; magazine; assignment; Habitat for Humanity; Montopolis Drive; Texas; home

Chapter.  2230 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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