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"

Wisdom Wednesday: Crossroads

Gilbert Cayetano Huesca (1915 – 2009) Joan Joyce (Schiavon) Huesca (1928 – 1987) My parents, having decided that our family should leave the high altitude of Mexico City for the sake of my little sister’s health, now had a decision to make:  Where should we go? Flickr Creative Commons, Photo by Laenulfean We had been living … Continue reading "Wisdom Wednesday: Crossroads"

Motivation Monday: Whatever You Do in this Life Will Come Back to You

Gilbert Cayetano Huesca (1915 – 2009) Joan (Schiavon) Huesca (1928 – 1987) José Gil Alberto Cayetano Huesca (1888 – 1937) Photo by Alex Proimos, courtesy Flickr Creative Commons   “Who is that man?”   The short, stout, hunched over pediatrician my parents had found in the Mexico City phone book and called in desperation to … Continue reading "Motivation Monday: Whatever You Do in this Life Will Come Back to You"