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Doña Christina

(1910 to 1981) Christina Ledesma child of Odilón and Margarita Ledesma. She had three brothers, Faustino, Melesio, and Eduardo. She had three sisters, Manuela, Katherine, and Emily. Christina was born in Lake Elsinore, near Riverside California. Her family moved to … Continue reading

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Queen of the Night by Carlos and Joseph Najera

How excited you are! You have arrived at the age. You are a young lady now. It’s a magical age, Where everything is possible, And everything is beautiful, Where everything is joy and happiness, And tears are unknown, Where pain … Continue reading

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Janet at 15 by Carlos and Joseph Nájera

How excited you are! You have arrived at the age. You are a young lady now. It’s a magical age, Where everything is possible, And everything is beautiful, Where everything is joy and happiness, And tears are unknown, Where pain … Continue reading

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That Good Night by Carlos L. Najera

 In the last communication that I had with your mother she could not talk. Her battle with cancer was almost at an end. I said to her, “I love you.” Then I asked her, “Do you love me?” She nodded … Continue reading

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Non Omnis Moriar (1919)

I was now eleven years old. Things happen. Everything changes. It is not the same anymore. There was no way to undo it. I first noticed the whispering, the private conversations Of my parents. I noticed a change in my … Continue reading

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