Lionel,

I have really been enjoying all the stories. I enjoyed yours and I grasped when you said : “Parents did not relate any info on the history of families.” Yes, I realize I was fortunate , but I also understand that under such hardships, they proabably wanted to forget many things.

I have really gotten feed-back from people seeing mine. From Spain , Arizona, Mich., Atlanta,Mexico in Monclova, Monterrey, Saltillo, and here in Galveston and San Antonio. My cousin from Monclova sent me an e-mail that she had cried when she said her father with mine in one of the pictures. It was translated by one of her daughters. And just last nite, a friend of Sal told me I had represented all Mex.-Americans that all had stories. I just told them that It was you that had composed it all. Another one in Mich. told me she had also cried because she had never seen pictures of her grt-grandfather and uncles. So I opened a can of “good worms”. I feel good about it. Just wanted to share this with you.

And I want to share this with you: Written in 1600 by a greek man.

“Not to know what happened before we were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it is woven in the life of our ancestors by the records of history”

I loved it… enjoy!!

 

Carino,

Hortensia

 

My grandfather (on my mother’s side) Mr. Cenobio Vargas also came to South
Central Texas from Cerritos, San Luis Potosi, Mexico in the early 1900s due
to the political unrest in Mexico.   From listening to one of my Uncle’s he
was the first Mexican land owner in Fayette County (near La Grange, Texas).

My mother states he came over from Mexico on a train.

The Public Library in La Grange has a big black back in its Library about
early Fayette County..  and there is a picture of him as a young man.

I enjoyed the program “Children of the Revolution” very much on KLRN.   If I
could contribute anything, I would be more than honored..

Thanks for all your great programming..

Jesse Martinez

Victoria, Texas

 

This is great! You are becoming our historian.

It reminded me of mother recalling how Villistas or Federales would come to my grandfather’s ranch and how my grandfather was able to make friends with both parties by not speaking anything about the the others.

Mario Castillo… Chicago

 

Dear Jesus…

I would like to submit another person for the series whose story should be told.  It is the story of Dr. Hector P Garcia

Here’s another candidate for the Children of the Revolucion Series.

 

Thank you for producing the “Children of the Revolution”. I am very much looking forward to watching this Thursday. I suppose you have probably finished this series, but I would like to tell you that my husband’s family – both sets of his grandparents are refugees of the Mexican Revolution. The McMunns are from a town called Mapimi in Torreon and both the Henry B. Gonzalez family who came to San Antonio and the Cigarroas who settled in Laredo came from the same town and were very close while they were in Mampimi. All of these families had to leave behind their fortunes and escape to the US with virtually only their lives. If you are looking for more stories of the “Children of the Revolution”, I am sure my husband Mark McMunn could talk to you and provide pictures from that time and before of his family in Mexico.

Virginia McMunn

 

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