Do you know this soldier? This photograph of an unidentified young soldier was in a frame with a family tree group, hanging on a wall in my Aunt’s living room. Is he English? When my family and I traveled to Mexico City to visit our Huesca family in June 2003, I spotted a large … Continue reading "Friday’s Faces from the Past"
Moorish Kiosk, The Alameda Park, Mexico City. By Ulisesmorales (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons My grandmother, Catalina (Perrotin) Huesca, lived in a small one bedroom flat at 145-B Carpio Street, in the Santa Maria la Ribera neighborhood. The neighborhood, or colonia, was the oldest in the Federal District. Its centerpiece, just a block from my grandmother’s … Continue reading "Those Places Thursday: Abuelita’s World"
Gilbert Cayetano Huesca (1915 – 2009) My father, Gilbert Huesca, as a young man. In Part 1, my father, Gilbert Huesca, described his life as a child growing up as part of a working family in Orizaba, a mountain town in Mexico’s eastern state of Veracruz. In 1923, when Gilbert was 23 years old, … Continue reading "Thankful Thursday: A Father’s Influence (Part 2 of 2)"
Joan Joyce Schiavon (1928 – 1987) Gilbert Cayetano Huesca (1915 – 2009) My mother, Joan Joyce Schiavon, about 1947 1947 was a time of joy and excitement for the Schiavon family of Chicago, Illinois, as they anticipated the wedding … Continue reading "Wisdom Wednesday: Good Things Come to Those who Wait"