Although she had worked at a ceramics company for almost 20 years, Torres said his mother didn’t get much of a pension. She collected cans to make ends meet.
“She didn’t have too much money to pay the bills,” he said. “I don’t want [anybody] to think she’s homeless…. Around the college, everybody knows her. Nobody knows her name because she never got in trouble. She was the lady with the cans.”
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