I was always amazed at how much food there was, but she was a pro at cooking & doing everything quickly, so maybe it was just a day. They would have friends & neighbors stop by for tamales and good cheer. Well, really, can you have anything else but good cheer? We’re talking homemade tamales - - homemade rice & beans, a dish that she called “stuffado”, which was shredded roast beef, made into small beef patties held together with egg & I don’t know what else in a tomato based sauce…it was really good(that’s saying a lot because I am not a fan of beef), roasted green chili peppers- it may have been jalapenos- it’s been so long, sometimes she’d have fried chicken and, oh yeah, Posole - ever have posole?
< OOOH- yet another side note- Adderall hasn’t kicked in yet- I can’t help it- just go with it- okay?....Wanna hear about what a small world in which we live? YAY- I’m telling you anyway - - Bill Aguilar, (Bob’s dad) actually knew my family BEFORE Bob & I were specks of anything in our respective parents lives. Bill Aguilar danced with my family, yes, yes, shocker & extremely difficult to believe, but I come from a family of dancers, in fact, my grandma & aunt opened the Orpheum Theatre when it opened the first time back 1929.>
*osco: a word from my childhood meaning yucky, sick, gross..etc..
Bill Aguilar passed away in 1987. Gloria has lived without her husband, the love of her life, for longer than she was married to him. They married on November 20, the same anniversary that Boberts & I have. At the time, we thought that it would be a compliment (as such) to share a wedding anniversary with them. Every year that passes now, since my father in law passed away, I feel sadness for Gloria. Sadness because it's just another reminder of how she lives on - without her hubby... and guilty because Bob & I still have each other to celebrate another year of wedded bliss (REALLY! WE ARE HAPPY!! lol). I am grateful that I got to know Mr. Aguilar, his time on this earth was way too short. I feel for my mother in law and honestly… I think about how strong she was to continue to wake up every day, knowing Bill isn’t going to come through the door with some silly joke to make her laugh (something - although I tease - Bob does the same thing and truth be told, it’s funny that he is so goofy).
Wow this turned out to be not at all what I intended- I guess just go with the flow type thang….huh?
We have choices…let’s make a choice to be kind, be loving and be all we are suppose to be.
Happy New Year and May 2014 Be YOUR Year. Your Year for kindness, abundance, good health & happiness.