Symbolism: The ford is a truck. It has more of a negative connotation for the story. It symbolizes the connection within the family members. One example is when Minerva drove Papa truck and crashed it once father secret was out. Another event that symbolizes the truck is when Minerva and Virgillio was sitting in together in the back of truck along with Dede and jaimito in the front. The connection each one shared with each other shares the feelings they all had sitting in the truck.