Let’s share those precious stories!
Once Upon A Time-Jose Chavarry, flickr.com
As we get older, we tend to appreciate things we took for granted, like stories from grandparents about their life and the childhood of our parents.
Family stories may be boring when we’re kids or when they’re repeated often, as can be the case when parents enter their 80’s, but grandparents and parents who pass on their stories help children remember their heritage, their family strengths and joys.
Mom shared her Christmas memories with us and through them, I relate back to the real reason for the season. This is one of her stories:
During the depression, if we received oranges and candy that was a great treat.
One Christmas Eve morning the firemen came to my barrio of Little Silao, in Pomona (CA). This Christmas was special, it was 1932 and the middle of the Great Depression. FDR was the…
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