One day while visiting Pat and her mother in a boarding house opened by them in Azcarraga near U.E. (University of the East), I asked if she had already enrolled in school. She said, “Not yet, because Mother has not yet sold her sewing machine.” I asked for her report card. She had just finished […]
It’s been a year since my grandfather died. It’s gone by really quickly and I still don’t believe that he’s gone. Here’s a picture of him with his grandchildren on Father’s Day in 1986 at his home on Wilsky Blvd in Tampa, FL.
My cousin Brandy Jones just put up a website for her movie and video production company: Nayabis Productions. Congratulations to her on getting the site up and for the direct-to-DVD movie that she just had released. Of particular interest to this website is the trailer to the documentary that she made on my grandfather’s life. […]
My grandfather wrote constantly. He wrote memoirs, journals, letters, and newsletters. One of my fondest memories as a child was when his monthly newsletter, “Pat’s Acres” (named after my grandmother) would come in the mail. He split it into sections about himself and each of his seven children. He’d write about what was going on […]
I received a wonderful surprise last week, a completely transcribed version of my grandfather’s memoirs in hard copy and as a computer file. I knew that someone was working on it, but I wasn’t sure of the exact details. I’d been semi-dreading having to transcribe the 304 page memoir myself. Imagine my relief upon receiving […]