Thriller Thursday: The Astor Fire, Part 4: Angels in Asbestos Garb

Joan (Schiavon) Huesca (1928 – 1987) Enrique Huesca (1909 – 2003) Mercedes (Formento) Huesca (1924 – 2004) Eduardo Huesca (1947 –  ) Introduction:  In the spring of 1978, my father, Gilbert Huesca, sent my mother, Joan Huesca, then 49, on a flight to Mexico City to visit his family while he stayed behind in California to tend to business … Continue reading "Thriller Thursday: The Astor Fire, Part 4: Angels in Asbestos Garb"

The Astor Fire, Part 2: Explosions

Joan (Schiavon) Huesca (1928 – 1987) Enrique Huesca (1909 – 2003) Mercedes (Formento) Huesca (1924 – 2004) Eduardo Huesca (1947 –  )     Introduction:  In the spring of 1978, my father, Gilbert Huesca, sent my mother, Joan Huesca, then 49, on a flight to Mexico City to visit his family while he stayed behind in California to … Continue reading "The Astor Fire, Part 2: Explosions"

Daily Life in 1960s Mexico City

  Flickr images, Courtesy Michael McCullough The three years my family spent in Mexico City before moving to California in the mid-1960s gave my my sisters and me the opportunity to get to know our paternal relatives and learn my father’s native language and culture.   I have often thought that if every young person … Continue reading "Daily Life in 1960s Mexico City"