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The Weekly Photo Challenge is Signs. A few years ago I made a visit to my folks house with the intent of scanning family photos. I came across a unique piece of family memorabilia. When I asked my mother about

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Posted in 2014, Family history

Mother and Child

  This incredible photo is of two people I never knew, my grandmother Carmen’s friend,  Amalia, and her son Raymond.  I found the photo last year in my mom’s “treasure chest.” My grandmother and Amalia lived in the same Los

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Posted in 2013, Family, Family history, Peaceful, Personal, Thoughts

The Late Night Intruder (Revisited)

In celebration of my brother David’s birthday, I’m reposting one of my earliest stories.  It’s a true family favorite that takes place when my brother and I were in college. ********* My brother and I were in the kitchen burning

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Posted in 2012, Family, Family history, Personal, Uncategorized

December 24th – Remembering the Day We Met

I posted this story one year ago.  As it’s one of my favorite stories I’ll tell it again after making an adjustment for the timeline. ******** It was Christmas Eve, 1977.  I was nineteen. Earlier in the week I was

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Posted in 2012, Christmas, Family, Family history, Personal, Uncategorized

“Let’s Remember 12/10/49”

In times before social media, how did we capture significant moments? We would tell stories, passing them down for all to remember. Sometimes the stories become embellished blurring the lines between what we imagine and what really happened. This was

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Posted in 2012, Family, Family history, Personal, Uncategorized

Geometry – A Bit of Alaska

In looking through family photos I came across a file called “A Bit of Alaska.” I felt the photos truly capture the spirit of the Weekly Photo Challenge “Geometry.” In 2005, my brother Raul and his wife Stacy celebrated their

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Posted in 2012, Family, Family history, Uncategorized


The Weekly Photo Challenge theme is Foreign. My grandmother, Carmen, was born in Mexico but she was a permanent resident of the United States. I was happily surprised when I discovered my mother had some of my grandmother’s Certificates of

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Posted in 2012, Family history, Personal, Uncategorized

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