Are you a Child of the Revolución too?

Do you have a story tell about this epic moment in our Mexican-American history? Do you want to add to history?

Let us know through this blog forum and connect with others (Children of the Revolución) who also are part of this ongoing and untold story.

Provide a title for your subject like “Escaping from Rosita” or “Two brothers: Each on the opposite side of the Revolucion” or simply comment on the stories of others already posted here.

Then watch how other familias will enter the discussion.

You may find primos and parientes that you had not known about and fill in some of the empty and forgotten puzzle pieces of your family historia.


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From Hortensia Gamez


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!!




The first Mexican land owner in Fayette County (near La Grange, Texas).

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

Memories of mom’s stories

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

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