Wedding Wednesday: Gilbert and Joan (Schiavon) Huesca

Gilbert Cayetano Huesca (1915 – 2009) Joan Joyce (Schiavon) Huesca (1928 – 1987) My parents were married civilly in downtown Chicago on Thursday, August 19, 1954, by Justice of the Peace Miles E. Cunat.  Apparently, Cook County did not require a waiting period between obtaining a marriage license and the ceremony itself.  The marriage license was signed by Richard J. … Continue reading "Wedding Wednesday: Gilbert and Joan (Schiavon) Huesca"

Amanuensis Monday: “When We Two are One”

Joan Joyce (Schiavon) Huesca (1928 – 1987) Gilbert Cayetano Huesca (1915 – 2009) “To my Darling,” reads my father’s inscription in the diary he gave my  mother on the day he asked her to marry him.  She later wrote their names underneath, adding what must have been their nickname for each other: “Mr. & Mrs. Zippo.” [Note:  Amanuensis is an ancient word meaning one who performs the … Continue reading "Amanuensis Monday: “When We Two are One”"

Once More Around the Block

Gilbert Cayetano Huesca (1915 – 2009) Joan Joyce (Schiavon) Huesca (1928 – 1987) A love story When we kids wanted to hear a story, our parents, Gilbert and Joan (Schiavon) Huesca, often reminisced about their first date.  It was one of our favorite stories.  I heard it again one last time in 2009, months before … Continue reading "Once More Around the Block"