By M. E. Cardona
Co-written and Edited by EV
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Copyright 2013 M.E. Cardona
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My father, Raul Valdez Perez, was born January 26, 1921. He was a hard-working man, despite his many obstacles in life, like losing his father at a young age. He eventually married and had a great family of his own, which produced thirty plus grand-children and many great-grandchildren. He died in 1995 at the age of 74. What I remember most about him was that he was always happy and had a sense of humor which constantly had everyone laughing. And he was a great storyteller too. I know many of his stories were lost with his passing, but the majority have been included here, as well as others that pertain to the Valdez family. I wish he were still with us so that his stories could have been told verbatim. But they are recounted here with the invaluable guidance of my mother, and the missing details that completed these stories were written and edited by my eldest son. These sixteen tales you are about to read have been passed down for several generations and now with this book I hope they’ll remain in our family and yours for many more to come. Enjoy!