Before that we lived on loomis on the third floor,
And before that we lived on keeler. before keeler was in paulina, and before that i can't remember
But what i remember most is moving alot. each time it seemed there'd be one more of us.
By the time we got to mango street we were six mama, papa , carlos, kiki, my sister nenny and me
The house on mango street is ours, and we don't have to pay rent to anybody, or share the yard with the people downstairs, or be careful not to make too much noise, and there isn't a landlord banging on the ceiling with a broom. But even so, it's not the house we'd thought we'd get.