I came across alot of old family photos on my cousin-in-law's blog, some of which were of my paternal grandmother Eustacia Mora. ( My own children called her GrandmaLita because they could not say 'abuelita'). I borrowed a few of these pictures for my own family photo album.
My grandmother was born and raised in Texas and married at a very young age. She had fifteen (yes 15) kids of which ten survived. I can't even imagine how devastating it must have been for her to have stillborn babies or have them die because of sickness. My grandfather also died at a young age, leaving GrandmaLita a widow but she never remarried. Being a single parent in those days was hard and I know that is what made her the strong person she became through out the rest of her years until her death.
|G'ma Lita & cuz Johnny Childress|
Losing the farm when my grandfather died she decided to move into a housing project in a small town nearby. Some of the older children got married while others that could went to work in the city to help her make ends meet. A few years later in the 60's she moved to California where she remained until the end of her days.
|at convalescent home with blanket I crochet|
|some cuzins at g'ma Lita' funeral|
|some familia at gravesite|