Echoes of our Ancestors

Gilbert Cayetano Huesca (1915 – 2009) Joan Joyce (Schiavon) Huesca (1928 – 1987) If you’ve ever thought about writing down your family stories, don’t overthink it or wait until the “time is right.”  Just do yourself and your descendants a favor.  Get busy and start writing. Though I have been writing this blog for a dozen years, … Continue reading "Echoes of our Ancestors"

Happy Birthday, Mamma!

Joan Joyce (Schiavon) Huesca    1928 – 1987 Today, on this Fourth of July, as the United States turns 242 years old, my mother, Joan (Schiavon) Huesca, would have turned 90. We lost her 31 years ago this Fall.  Sometimes it seems as though I saw her only yesterday. Other times it feels like it … Continue reading "Happy Birthday, Mamma!"

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"