A 1932 Christmas

Let’s share those precious stories!

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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:

Christmas Treats Christmas Treats

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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About amadairmaperez

Amada Irma Perez is an author, educator, motivational speaker and facilitator of writing groups. She has published the award-winning bilingual books: My Very Own Room/Mi propio cuartito, My Diary from Here to There/Mi Diario de aquí hasta allá, Nana's Big Surprise/Nana !Que sorpresa. She is currently working on a "how to" book: "My Handy Writing Book: A New Fun & Easy Way to Write Stories," a novel and a poetry book. She lives in Ventura, California.
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