Posts tagged "family"

Father's Day: two dads and a mariachi band

On this Father’s Day I celebrate two fathers and mariachi music. My birth father, Ben Puente, now retired and living in Florida, was a traveling salesman. He travelled all over the United States and later Latin America, always bringing back souvenirs with him. Those trinkets, like a colorful  purse from Peru or a silver bracelet... Read more »

Turkey or tamales?

In many Mexican-American households you might find a turkey or tamales on the table this Thanksgiving. In a family like mine you are likely to find both. And throw in a lasagna and kolaczki too. These are some of the holiday foods that we have eaten over the years. Why? That’s because in my family... Read more »