36 Things I Learned From the Cleaning Lady

  1. She’s from Brazil.
  2. Her first husband was a successful businessman back home.
  3. In the 80’s, the Brazilian government tried to take all his money.
  4. He couldn’t deal.
  5. So he killed himself.
  6. She moved to the United States and remarried.
  7. It’s been 24 years.
  8. She has a daughter — she’s 22.
  9. Her daughter is going to medical school. She works and cleans apartments too.