Since Milwaukee seems to be such a hot topic on my blog right now, it's funny that I meant to post about the following a few weeks ago.
Last time my mom was in town she brought me a copy of a new book entitled Latinos In Milwaukee (Images Of America):
My family has always been hugely involved w/ the Latino community through the years. As I child I was obliged to volunteer at Mexican Fiesta year after year, festival after festival. But I must say I am glad I was exposed to all this community work at a young age, as it makes me appreciate what it takes to put on such events.
Enough about that...back to the book. It's a real great book and it's a chronicles, via pictures, the people, familes, events, etc. that the Latino community of Milwaukee has built.
My mother is featured in the book as are my grandparents. Pictured is a picture of mom holding the book, and in the background is a poster size shot of my grandparents from their wedding day that is featured in the book as well.
It's nice to know that after all these years my family's contributions are still appreciated and celebrated. I think the best part was going through and realizing how many people I knew and have interacted w/ during my young life.