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I am second generation Californian with Apache and Yaqui ancestors. Yes I was born in them there hills of Los Angeles. The Yaqui were hard workers and while working on the railroads in the southwest traveled and sometimes lived on the trains with their families. Refugio Savala the Yaqui Poet lived this lifestyle and called himself a "Hobo" with humor. My Greatgrandfather and many of his family worked on the railroad also which afforded them many opportunities. This Blog is in honor of my Great Grandfather Reyes Torres.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Rodriguez El Rey Los Angeles

(this is actually a record, note hole in middle)
It was late at night and I wanted to stay after the concert to meet Rodriguez and to get autograph and  t-shirt. I knew that I would probably be able to see him again sometime or be able ask the question that first caught my attention, his family coming to America in the 1920's when the Mexican Revolution was subsiding. I was looking for others from Northern Mexico trying to find connections to my GGrandmother Francisca Rodriguez whom we knew little about because she died young. Not so far fetched being that that is where genealogical searches begin.
Most people who left Mexico during that time were "Indio" because that is what the Revolution was all about...social injustice.
Well it looks like that won't happen for sometime being that he will be in South Africa and Australia the coming New Year so unless I want to travel thousands of miles it won't happen. Maybe I should have stayed longer and toughed it out. Everything is selling out in a few hours after going on sale! Here's to could of should of....

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A Heart Warming Story

Here's the key , Free from oppressive debt, addictions, lifestyles. I think of how some people live trying to live up to the "status quo" which can be oppressive initself. Good advise from a parent..