Friday, July 18, 2008

Pre-Weekend Post 7/18/08

Hola Familia....

This is just a little pre-weekend post to fill in everybody on what has happened and what will be happening ......

For those far away I wanted to fill you in on "Aunt" Carmen's services.......

The Rosary and Visitation were held at Porter Loring in San Antonio on July 16th Wednesday, lots of familia showed up and as is usual there was a lot of catching up with family from out of town, old friends of Carmen and the family, and also the "rowdies" of the family! It was very nice because the memories of Carmen and Solomon and peoples lives they were a part of started to get everybody relaxed and the jokes and the laughter followed. Thelma, Louie, Mary Jane, and family and friends did a wonderful job with the services which included a "photo collage" of Carmen that at the end of the service allowed everyone to take off their favorite photos and keep it. Here are just a few that we got. Carmen's favorite music "Big Band Music" was playing in the background (people were dancing to it by the end) and a family friend created a slide show that they showed on a screen that showed even more pictures and how Carmen enjoyed life. Carmen "LOVED" Roses so they also passed out a single rose to everyone that was there. The Church service was held Thursday at St. Ann's and primos Rose Vallejo, Chata, Rev. Larry Wong, T.J, "Uncle" Charlie, and Nena were all part of the services. The burial was at Ft. Sam Houston where she was laid to rest with her "loving" husband Uncle Solomon. There was a reception afterwards at the Ft. Sam Golf Club. Thank You Thelma, Louie, Mary Jane, and grand kids for letting us say our goodbyes.......
I hope this brief readers digest version gives those who couldn't make it an idea of what happened and know that we missed you there.

Before Carmen had passed away I had already been thinking of something for this blog that I thought would be kind of "cool" for everyone...... I wanted to see if I could get as many Primos as I could that read this blog to send me some of their childhood or adult memories of doing stuff with the whole familia or even just individual memories of a place, a time, event or person that stays with you and is important. I want to see if I can put these together and depending on how much I get put it on here or something else that we can keep maybe share these memories we have with the younger generation AND add some of theirs to it, kind of like an Indian tribe passing on the history of our family. It doesn't have to be long and I want to keep it in your words. See what you think and if you want to do it just email it to me at !

End of July Birthdays............. "Uncle" Carlos , Cuz Greg and Cuz Thelma !

(if i am missing anybody let me know)

Coast Trip !

Its coming up fast now ! Next week July 25th will be the First Annual La Familia trip and this 1st one will be down on the Texas Coast in Port A (ahhh memories of Spring Break in high school hahaha)! We will be there from July 25th to July 27th! So if anybody else wants to go last minute thats where we will be at the seashell village (click here to see website). COME ON ! You know you want too!!


For those of you who were not able to attend Matthew & Adriana Stribling's wedding on May 18th, Here are some pictures. We would like to send out a HUGE thank you to TJ for sharing his pictures of the wedding and some for the slide show with everyone! Click here to view them!


The Los Pimos Volleyball team would like to Thank Cuz Greg's friend Orlando Sanchez, the owner of the "El Chile Cafe y Cantina" in Austin Texas for coming up with a way to help the Los Primos Vball team with their raffle and also helping him with donations to his MS Valero Bike to the Beach event. Orlando went one for one with us on tickets and donations! If you would like to support him check out his web page (click here)


Well....that ends another entry in our usual if I forgot anything or have anything you want me to add please send it to me and I will be happy to post it !!!

Luv Y'all like Cuz's .....
Cuz Andy & Cuz Marjorie

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