A little while ago I was looking for some old photograph albums at my Mom’s house and came across a treasures chest with some really old photos mixed with some not so old ones. Some were really deteriorated and others were intact. I was so amazed at the finding that I have decided to share them
Like any other ordinary man, he got married to María Teresa Negrón López and had a kid, my dad, Ramón Cancel Jr.
Dad, probably in his early twenties.
And then he met my mom, Elba Iris Olmo Costa. She was probably in her late teens or early twenties when this one was taken.
Several years later, we came along. I still remember the day I got that cut on my chin. I was standing on the hind foot lever of a tricycle. This tricycle was being driven by another girl. We were chasing my brother on a Big Wheel. We turned abruptly and crashed. I flew over both of them and landed on the edge of some glass windows with my chin. The whole event ended in a festival of tears and I got five stitches. Nice one!
Me and my brother, Ramón the III.
Elementary school portrait of him.
My sister, the youngest of the pack. This was probably her Kinder graduation, early 80’s.
And finally, one of the whole family. I think this was in 1988 when my Dad presented one of his poems at a local bookshop.
I have many more old photos in that treasure chest, but I’ll save them for later on. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with Jim Croce.