“I’m just feeling really stressed and anxious.” I told my sister Natasha. “Here’s what you do–take some basil and put it in your shoes. It’ll help.” she immediately responded. “Ooooh good idea. I’ll..
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Original post found here. September 24th, 2022 Recently I was lucky enough to visit my Grandma Dora in El Paso, Texas. While I was there, we went…
Original post found here. May 11, 2022 My great-grandmother Librada (Abuela Libby) was my Dad’s paternal grandmother. I’ve always found her intriguing…
Original post found here. April 5th, 2022 My Dad and one of his younger sisters, my Tia Betty, are about 4 years apart. She always wanted to be where he…
Original post found here. February 18th, 2022 In the summer of 2020, I was making enchiladas like I often do. I went through my normal methods to…
Original post found here. February 11th, 2022 In 1973, my Dad lived in a more rural area outside of El Paso, Texas. This meant some people had outhouses…
Original post found here. January 16th, 2022 Last names often are passed down patrilineally–through the father. My last name is Patiño because it’s my…
Original post found here. January 2nd, 2022 Andrea is my great-grandmother. I’ve never met her, but my Dad made sure I knew who she was. She was a kind…
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