Matrilineal Monday: College Girl

Joan Joyce (Schiavon) Huesca  (1928 – 1987)   My mother graduated from Aquinas High School in 1946, a year after the Second World War ended. Joan Schiavon, Chicago, 1945 My grandparents decided my mother, Joan Joyce Schiavon, should attend college near their Chicago home, and they sent her to Saint Francis College in Indiana. While … Continue reading "Matrilineal Monday: College Girl"

Wisdom Wednesday: A Father’s Influence (Part 1 of 2)

Gilbert Cayetano Huesca    (1915 – 2009) The Huesca-Perrotin Family Left to right:  Delia Domitila, Victoria, and Gilbert Huesca; Catalina (Perrotin) Huesca; Cayetano Huesca (standing), Mario Huesca and Maria (Amaro) Perrotin (both seated); Blanca Perrotin; and Eduardo and Enrique Huesca.  Notice my father, who was about seven years old in this photograph: even as a young boy, he loved wearing neckties, just … Continue reading "Wisdom Wednesday: A Father’s Influence (Part 1 of 2)"

Amanuensis Monday: It Came Back to Me in a Dream

Gilbert Cayetano Huesca    (1915 – 2009) [Note:  Amanuensis is an ancient word meaning one who performs the function of writing down or transcribing the words of another.  Derived from the Latin root manu-  , meaning manual or hand, the word also has been used as a synonym for secretary or scribe.] My father, Gilbert Huesca, August 2008 My father’s earliest memory … Continue reading "Amanuensis Monday: It Came Back to Me in a Dream"