As a teenager I spent Christmas Eve at the dance. My town in Mexico had a dance almost every day during the last few weeks of December, between holidays, weddings, quinceañeras, and other celebrations. It was the most convenient for families to gather during the holidays from across Mexico and the US. So, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve invariably found me, my sister and our … [Read more...] about Christmases past
This is a repost, from 2001. I honestly don't know where I got it at this point. I don't think I ever knew. Read below and, being honest, own up to how many actually describe your family. Top 25 Signs You are Having a Latino Thanksgiving Dinner: 25. Your tíos are drunk before giving thanks. 24. There’s a keg of beer and a cooler filled with ice and soda. 23. There are … [Read more...] about Latino Thanksgiving
Today is Veterans Day. It's the day we take a moment to thank the men and women in the Armed Forces for the service they've provided to our country and to us. Thank you. My brother is a veteran. He served three tours over seas in areas called warzones. He is now a civilian, but he's always going to be Army at heart. And I am always going to be a supporter of our men in … [Read more...] about Thank you for your service
Today is Mother's Day in Mexico, and a few other countries. So, wishing my Mom and all Madrecitas a wonderful day! Photo by alma-81 at http://www.flickr.com/photos/alma81/8709029226/. … [Read more...] about Happy Mother’s Day!
This was originally posted on Thursday, December 16, 1999. I don't remember who gave it to me. THE LATINO VERSION OF "THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS" 'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the casa, Not a creature was stirring-Caramba! Que pasa? Los niños were tucked away in their camas, Some in long underwear, some in pijamas, While hanging the stockings with … [Read more...] about The Latino Version of “The Night Before Christmas”