Saturday, July 08, 2006

Bad, Bad Tony!!! Let another month go by without postin' anything... I should be thrown into the center of an enormous Kickin' Circle, and booted into Oblivion for my Bloggin' Transgressions... "What, you're givin' me another chance"??? Well far be it from me to let an opportunity like this go unappreciated... These 2 posts will be another edition of "BLASTO FROM EL PASTO"... While I was in Puerto Rico visitin' my famliy last month, I was able to scan a "LOT" of pictures of them... So, here we go...

While over in P.R., we celebrated my GrandFather's 93rd Birthday, and a good time was had by all... There was cake and people comin' over to wish him a Happy One... In the back row, from the left we have Mom, Titi O, Grandma, Priscilla, Titi Alicia, and Angelica... In the first row, Nicole, Gramps, and me... Look at that cake, it's huge... There was still cake when I left 5 days later...


Back row, Mom, Titi Alicia, Grandma... Front row, Nicole, Gramps, and Alexis...


Next we have a few oldies of the Womens...

Here's my dear GrandMother when she was just a Teenie Bopper, posin' up a storm with her bad self... You know it's trippy to look at old photos like this of family you've only known as long as you've been alive... Personally, I wonder what she did that day after the photo was taken, or what she was thinkin' while it was bein' took... I'd ask, but I'm not sure that she'd remember and would feel bad about havin' no recollection of that day... Maybe I'll ask her the next time I see her... Con Mucho Amor Abuelita...


Here's Momma lookin' like a little doll... She was a cutie as a kid, huh??? She's always been kinda' shy, even as a kid... Sometimes I wonder what Mom woulda' been like if she had been more outgoin'... If she were the template of the person I'd turn out to be... Or the need to be so practical wasn't so prevalent in her life, how different she woulda' turned out... Then, I think of the person she turned out to be, and I smile... Despite whatever arguments or hardships we've been through, she has been the one consistent source of support my whole life... As I was growin' up, I started to notice that my Mom felt more like a Big Sister while my GrandMother felt like the Mom... Some people told me that wasn't normal, but I think it's a big part of why we are the way we are with each other... And, I wouldn't change that for anything... If you wanna' know how I feel about my Momz, listen closely to Kanye West's "Hey Mama"... I Love You Momz...


Here's Titi O... If they would've had latinos on the Little Rascals, she would've been a shoe-in... Everyone I know has a favorite Auntie... I on the other hand lucked out here, cuz' not only is she my favorite, she's my only Titi... Now, I do have another aunt on my father's side, but I didn't grow up around her, so there's no real relationship there (No Disrespect Mildred)... However, Titi O was very Attentive and Lovin' with me my whole life, even after movin' to Puerto Rico when I was a kid... She's always Happy to see me and Anxious to hear what's goin' on in my life... She even comes here to my blog to check and see what I'm up to... (One of my few fans) I Love You too Titi, never forget that...


This little beauty here is Nicole, my cousin Alexis' daughter... At 8 she already has the makin's of a star in whatever she wants to do in her life... She's Sooper Smart, Beautiful, can Sing and Dance... Spendin' time with her while visitin' P.R. was a real joy... She had me tappin' into Paternal instincts I didn't even know I had... Hell, she's even got me convinced that I can handle havin' a daughter some day... If you know me, you know that the thought of havin' a daughter frightens the shit outta' me... And, she killed that with how Wonderful she is... I'd wish her Good Luck, but I don't think she'll need it... Watch out world, cuz' when she hits, you'll fall in Love too...


That's it for the Womens in my family... Next will be the Gentlemen...

Later,

Tony

3 comments:

Marlena said...

Awesome! Looks like you had a great trip!

Your cousin's daughter is beautiful and you'll make a great Dad, even if you're like my Dad and you scare the crap out of any guy that comes your way looking to take your daughter out. :D

MEDIA NOCHE said...

Tony, You know I'm not a religious man but looking at these pics I have to say you are a blessed soul. I know you worry about your Grampa alot and that's understandable but dude he's surrounded by love and although he may be going through some physical pain I can see that his heart is at peace.

Hey, is that cake an Alcapurria cake?

Love ya Brutha!

JAG

TMALO70 said...

I did in fact have a Great trip Marls... I walked away with a brand new perspective on my family, as well as a reinforced sense of Respect and Love...

Johnny, you might not be a religious man, but You are the most Spiritual person I know... And you're right, I am blessed... I have a family that Loves and Respects me for the person I am... And thanks for understandin' my feelin's for my Gramps... Dude, if that were an alcapurria cake, there woulda' been a whole lot of pissed off Puerto Ricans...

Tony