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To be a US citizen

26 Oct

Move from the Philippines 1956.  Stay in Vallejo.  Compadres Tomayo’s house for 6 months, buy a house in 205 West Magnolia St. Stockton 1956 – April 1, 1956 moved to Livermore 625 Falcon Way.  My husband passed away May 29, 1980.  I sell the house Dec. 1985 I moved to Concord Sept. 22, 1985

To be a US citizen, I took examination in Oakland Aug. 5, 1971 I took oath in Oakland Govt building Jan. 21, 1972 My Social Security No. xxx-xx-xxxx

Honey enter the hospital

26 Oct

(This note was written in the front cover of a small, blue hardcover notebook that reads “Memoranda” across the front.)

Honey enter the hospital in Oaknole July 19, 1965

Visiting hours: –

2:00 p.m to 3:30 p.m

6:30 ” ” 8:30 ”

Building 62B

Bed P12

Tel. 415-568-9530

Lola’s Pocket Dictionary (by guest writer Anthony Ramil)

23 Oct

Miscellaneous Notes in Lola’s Pocket Dictionary (by guest writer Anthony Ramil)

As the apparent “writer of the family,” I was given my grandmother’s pocket dictionary.  While its utility may be outdated and unnecessary, the gift is a treasure trove.  Its gems?  Miscellaneous notes by Lola.  Apparently, a tub full of journals wasn’t enough to chronicle the important memories of her life.

Inside cover:

June 3, 1994 – Gloria buy rice cooker + pot.

May 24, 1995 – rice-cooker begins working for dinner 1 year guarantee

June 3, 1995 – Send to Ben Ramil check of $50.00 help for funeral of his wife – adress to Norma’s address inHawaii

He recieved it.             Tia Fausta

answer me (in different color ink, as an addendum to “He recived it”)

Glorias ph work – ###-8138

Judy Dumpit ph – ###-9808

Store

House – ###-5482

 

Cover page:

Aug. 23, 1988

Sacramento,Cal.

StateUniversity

Bought it in Old Sacramento Store

$2.75

 

Hearing Aid at Leonardo’s catalog, + batteries

Low price

Page 14 (I checked page 14 but saw nothing related.  The words “antibiotic,” “antibody,” “anxiety,” and “anxious” are circled.)

 

Bottom of last page:

Parenting succeed

Be alert – watchfull

Be appreciative – showing appreciation

 

Back cover:

March 1996

They place a new roofing of the house

 

ignore – means refuce, dont like

focus – adjustment – right

 

Apart from these notes at the beginning and end of the dictionary, almost every single page has a word circled, most have several.  It’s entertaining and enlightening to imagine what Lola was experiencing that made her pick up the dictionary and look up words.  What was going on that prompted certain words to be circled?  Here’s an example of circled words from page 157: “immoral,” “immortal,” “immovable,” “immune,” “impassable,” “impasse,” and “impeach.”

The whole family’s birthdays

10 Oct

(This was written in the back of a small, brown journal containing entries from 1978 to 1979.  It is one of the many notes she writes throughout her journals listing birthdays, anniversaries and dates of significant moments in her life.)

December 2, 1934

Mr. + Mrs. Quintin A. Ramil and the whole family’s birthdays

Married in Tondo, Manila, P.I. IEMELIF

1. Quintin A. Ramil – Oct. 31. 1908

2. Fausta R. Ramil – Dec. 19, 1910

3. Quintin R. Ramil Jr. – Apr. 12, 1938

4. Norma R. Matro – July 10, 1942

5. Mario R. Ramil – June 21, 1946

6. Al R. Ramil – July 2, 1948

7. Gloria R. Omania – Nov. 10, 1949

8. Cesar R. Ramil – Sept. 26, 1951

9. Michael R. Ramil – May 29, 1957

10. Carlos C. Matro – June 18, 1933

11. Teresita R. Ramil – Sept. 13, 1938

12. Luis Omania – June 19, 1946

13. Dean R. Matro – April 29, 1963

14. Norlynn Matro – Jan. 25, 1965

15. Quintin Ramil III – Nov. 21, 1963

16. Ramon Ramil – Jan. 17, 1965

17. Joycelyn Omania – Oct. 17, 1969

18. Jayson Omania – Sept. 20, 1971

19. Jude W. Ramil – Feb. 18, 1950

20. Filipina F. Ramil – June 12, 1949

21. Tressy R. Ramil – Aug. 15, 1973

22. Crystal Ramil – Oct. 27, 1973

23. Jeniffer R. Omania – May 1, 1974

24. Roxanne R. Ramil – Jan. 5, 1975

25. Leslee Dawn Ramil – Jan. 13, 1975

26. Michelle R. Matro – April 22, 1976

27. Jonathan W. Ramil – March 23, 1982

28. Melanie V. Ramil – June 7, 1982

29. Anthony Ramil – Feb. 12, 1987

30. Anita V. Ramil –

Dad + Mom married in Tondo, Manila, P.I.

Dec. 2, 1934

Carlos + Norma married in Reno, Nevada

Aug. 18, 1962

Jr. + Tessie married in Paniqui, Tarlac

Philippines Oct. 14, 1962

Luie + Gloria married in Reno, Nevada

May 3, 1969

Mario + Jude married in Reno, Nevada

Nov. 6, 1971

Al + Fil married in San Francisco

Calif. Dec. 9, 1972

Cesar + Anita – Nov. 9, 1980

Mike + Sandy – Aug. 29, 81

English-Tagalog

4 Oct

(These notes were found in a notebook that contained entries from 1973-1974.)

Evident – maliwanag, malinaw, halata

Reflection – larawan, anino kaisipon, kasinaan

Indifference – pagwawalong bahale, walong malasakit. walang halaga.

Form – wi anyo, lugis, klase, kalagayan kondisyon

Downfall – pagbagsak, paglagpak, pagkalagpak

Social Passions – maalab, masidhing damdamin panglipunam

Successor – kahalili, kapalit, ang humalili

Emancipated – Napalaya, Natubos

Litigation – usapin, pagsasakdal, damanda

Extenuation – pagpapagaan, nakagagaan akin, katulad, kahausig, kauri

English – Tagalog

Ancestor – – – nuno, ninuno

Fustrated – – nahadlengan, nabigo-nasiphayo

Inescapable – di matatakasan, di mariuasan

Virtue — Buti kabutihan, galing kagalingan bait, kabaitan

Tyranny – paninul, kalupitan, pagmamalupit

Republica – Estado-kamomwelt

Misery — kahirapan, karalitaan, hurap, lungkat kalungkutan, dahita, karukhaan

June 28, 2003 “in the newspaper”

20 Sep

(This was written on a yellow, lined Post-it note and stuck to the front inside cover of one of her journals – the one with a single pink rose on it.)

June 28, 2003 in the newspaper

Atty James Duffy Jr. get the vacancy of Mario R. Ramil justice of Supreme Court who retired last. Dec. 2002 Salary of judge $115, 547

This is my Will if I die!

18 Sep

(This was written on one of the inside pages of the flower journal – blue and purple flowers.)

– Final –

Dec. 19, 1992 – 1993 – 1994 – 1995 – 1996 – 1997 – 1998 – 1999 –

This is my Will if I die!

1. I want to wear my Filipina gown. In my dresser want to wear my Filipino gown green, on the closet left side, in my drawer top of my drawer – my blue gown to wear if I die –

2. My bank account on Home Savings with Gloria + Jr’s name, will be divided equally to our seven children + spouses.

3. My Bank of America account – new mutual fund – is my expenses for myself if, some left, will be divided to my grandchildren + great grandchildren.  Mario’s name is there, + He will handle this will for me.

4. I have life insurance, Surety Life Ins. Jr. is the agent. that’s the expenses for my funeral.

5. Everything in my room + all my jewelry is up to Norma + Gloria what they like to do with it, clothing

6. If I’m weak, can’t move I like to stay in hospital.

7. I’ll like all my children + grandchildren to visit our graves (Dad + Mom.) some times in their life.

8. Safe is left for Louie + Gloria;

3/15/94

– Please, Mario handle my Will! –

I loves you all!

Mom