Old photographs & memories

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

This one is of my paternal grandfather, Don Ramón Cancel Larragoity. He used to be a Police Officer back in the days, when he lived in the city of Mayagüez.

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Like any other ordinary man, he got married to María Teresa Negrón López and had a kid, my dad, Ramón Cancel Jr.

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Dad, probably in his early twenties.

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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.

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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!

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Me and my brother, Ramón the III.

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Elementary school portrait of him.

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My sister, the youngest of the pack. This was probably her Kinder graduation, early 80’s.

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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.

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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.