I was asked to make the article shorter this month.
Well here it is October and it was sad to hear that the Fiesta de Amistad was cancelled this year due to the virus.
As far back as I can recall we would look forward to the parade. I would always stand there on the corner of Main St. and Greenwood set. right in front of Del Rio loan. Looking back I remember that at times the parade was almost two hours long. There were a lot of different cities that would attend every year and it was something to look forward to.
I remember enjoying looking around and seeing a lot of your friends and neighbors and spending time with them during the parade.
I afso recall years later covering the parade live on KWMC Radio with Mr. Javier Martinez and Mr. Memo Garza and other members of the staff was there also.
That was the same corner I was standing at when the President of the United States came to our city.
It is so sad now that every where you go you have to wear a mask and can no longer shake hands with some one or hug their neck.
Looking back to a better time I recall that while living in the San Jose project in the summer time I would borrow a wash tub from my grandmother buy a big watermelon put some water in the tub then pour in some ice and then put the watermelon in the tub and wait until later on in the evening when it would cool off and then my friends and I and some of the neighbors would all sit out in the yard and eat ice cold watermelon. It was delicious, I remember one evening my two brothers boogie, and Kenneth were on leave from the navy and they would bring their guitars and sometimes even my mom and we would sing, laugh and just enjoy being alive.
Any one that wanted to sit there with us were welcome. My mom was a very sweet person and everyone liked her there in the project. Some of them would have a problem with my step father but he was a truck driver and was almost all of the time working. Let me close this by
saying if you still have your parents or grandparents spend as much time with them as you can.
Remember the upcoming election in November. I am supporting Mr. Hugo Sanchez for school board place six I hope you will too. But no matter who you vote for get out and vote this will be an election that could change the way we live.
Remember there is still plenty of places that are a big part of my home town Del Rio Texas and I am proud to say that I live here God bless stay safe.
Thanks to Victor Cirilo and the Val Verde County Library.