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Lola in the Garden

October 16, 2020
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My aunt in Tampa and I were going through memory lane yesterday. Here are pictures of my grandmother (Lola) in her Naples, Florida garden in 1988 with my cousins, four years after she moved permanently to the U.S., and later at Christmas time in 1999 with my aunt and uncle.  You can see a hint…

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Lola: Women’s History Month

March 13, 2020
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My aunt unearthed this treasure of a photograph. I feel inclined to share it today, my final day here in the Philippines before taking off for the United States.  I might be late for International Women’s Day, but not for Women’s History Month. My grandmother, Lola Clavelina “Belen” Antiquera Grajo, was something special.  Born in…

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