Hey, all you kiddies out there who don’t have the patience to sit through an entire story, I’ve put all of the family pics (so far) into one post for you. You just got enabled.Read more "Just the Pictures!"
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9 year-old Toribio ditches school on quite possibly the worst day he could decide to ditch school ever. He does this in order to watch a diver repair lights in a local swimming pool.Read more "Hombre Rana"
Happy birthday, Mom! Happy birthday tomorrow, America! In this post, Nabor finally gets his green card, but not before he gets swindled in the process.Read more "Red, White, and Green Card"
Josiah attempts to sort out three very different perspectives of his family’s story; his grandfather’s, his dad’s, and his own.Read more "According to Grandpa…"
Nabor’s illegal crossing into the US in the year 1960 does not go well. I mean really…I’d rather not talk about. I’d rather you just read about it for yourself, if you dare!Read more "Crossing the Line"
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This story focuses on Nabor and Emlia’s 4th born child, Toribio Preciado. That would be this blogger’s dad. As a child, young Toribio had a knack for getting into big trouble; especially when it came to playing with guns…Read more "The Black Eagle"
Grandpa Next Door recounts the daily grind of an ice delivery man and surprises his grandson by telling him of a trip to the United States that he took as early as 1950. Grandpa also outsmarts La Migra like a boss in this story…Read more "Special Delivery"
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Nabor is rewarded for his heroic act of fighting the factory fire which only emboldens him to ask for a promotion. Give him an inch…Read more "The Ice Man Cometh"
(Photo: Some rights reserved by Judy_and_ed) Mexico. Mid 1950’s. No fire-sprinklers inside commercial buildings; no fire-extinguishers; no emergency lighting/signs; no fire drills; no “Smokey the Bear” en Español… No regulations saying that you can’t use diesel as a cleaning agent because of its tendency to catch on fire; especially not in a factory environment where […]Read more "No “Smokey the Bear” en Español…"
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Nabor begins working in an ice factory where working conditions are less than ideal. And back then, that meant a lot more than having to deal with co-workers who put seafood in the microwave…Read more "Ice Ice Baby"