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Letter to Jordan – Feb. 15, 2007

2 Oct

(When Jordan was in 7th grade, he was given an assignment to write to a family member.  He and Grandma exchanged letters for the next few months – these will be transcribed and marked as “Jordan and Lola Letters” for the blog.  Here is the first response from Grandma – for this one, we do not have the original letter he sent that prompted this reply.)

Feb. 15, 2007

Dear Jordan,

When I was teen age, this my things I’m doing everyday. about 50 us, all teen age, boys + girls, go work from our place to Binakiak, bario of Norsa (?) to (word) mango plantation of Mr. Carpenter pulling weeds, happy walking about 4 kilometers from our place to Binakiak, everybody is happy. Manager pay us. Grandpa my father is very smart.

We are very happy walking together to work, nothing about school thats my life when I was 16 years old.  When I reach 24 years old, I met your Grandpa Quintin A. Ramil. he in the Navy since 1929.  We were engage for 6 years.  Then in Dec. 2, 1934, he went to Philippines + asked to marry, so 1934, Dec. 2, we were married.  We were very happy life so we have seven children.  Quintin Jr., Norma, Mario, Alohalindo born in Hawaii Tripple hosptial, Gloria, Cesar, Mike.  I’m proud all our children are in good life + healthy so all grandchildren + great grandchildren. thank God for all of this.  I’m very very old of my life, happy.  God give all strength of my life + everything.  Thanks God I pray for all you.

Don’t forget to pray all time, + make everything right.  Thanks everything.  God give us everything we need.  I’m very old + hope + pray God will take care of me.

Hope all of our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren will be care, happy of our God.

Take good care of yourselves + be healthy.

Thanks God for Blessed we received everyday!

Grandma Ramil


Sunday Dec. 23, 1973

28 Sep

I called Trining no body answered.

Dec. 26, 1973 I called again Romy answered:  They are all in Pance, their house is closed.

Dec. 18, 1973: 10:00 a.m. I send special delivery mail to Gov. + Mrs. Castro, Mr. + Mrs. Ramon Roxas Mrs. Marcelina Flores.  Mrs. Matro Romy Apuan + Rosalia to tell the death + funeral of my father, but Romy say, they don’t receive any mail.  Hindi maasahan ang mail dito sa Filipinas

Honey wrote a letter to me dated Dec. 13, 1973 I receive it Dec. 27, 1973 – 14 days to receive air letter from the States.  I mailed card in Taphei Dec. 14, 1973 at 10:00 a.m.  Mailed letter Dec. 16, 1973, mailed ” (letter) Dec. 17, 1973 the date Father died at 8:00 p.m.  Mailed letter Jan. 5, 1974 Mailed letter Jan. 14, 1974.

Christmas eve 12:00 a.m. we had a media noche, barbecue pork, suman, bread makapuno, + coffee.  New Years eve 12:00 a.m. we had minudo, suman, halayang ube, bread, soup, + coffee.  lots of paputok, everywhere all people awake to welcome 1974.

Stay home everyday, sometimes visits Mareng Lusing + Pareng Amban’s house, Simang’s house Ruben + Gloria, Lucy gave me merienda every 10:00 a.m. Palitao, kutsinta, suman, bibingka + drinks, new year she gave me two ballots.

New Years went to Mariquina with Eddie, Kuya Martin, Leila + Lelone saw Ate Leona, Ediong family eat lunch, rice meat, halayang ube, leche plan + fruit salads, gave Ate P25.00 + Kuya Martin P15.00 Before going home went to Pacing’s house, there Icong + Coring’s family offering us to eat again, then we just drink even up.  Go home, passed by Ca charing’s house, I paid her $5.00 for the 2 sets, Honey + Mario got.  Then give all the remaining wood craft to Roger.  Ca charing invites us, me + Leila to be her guest at the Ugnayan (1/1/74) program there I met Tinting Ambo of San Bartolome, Ca charing introduce me to Mr. + Mrs. Eulalio de la Cruz, Councelor of Quezon City Body guard of Amoranta.  There he delivered a speech and even show me one of Balikbayan visitor, absent for 17 years, palakpakan ang niga tao.  I met Ms. Teodoro gave regards to Mr. Quintin Ramil Lots of people saw me at the end of the program, some come shake hands, happy to see me home.  Mrs. Bartolome is the principal of Gulod, Elem. School.

Jan. 11, 2006 – Wednesday

22 Sep

Jordan’s birthday, up 7:00 a.m. wash face, brush teeth, make up 7:30 a.m. eat breakfast, Gloria made french toast, hot tea, orange juice, I eat all. change clothes, watch TV, Gloria go to work, 11:00 I take a nap, up 1:00 p.m. watch TV.  I give Gloria $200.00 her share Mario Judy gave me. 12:00 p.m. I eat lunch. rice, fried fish, fried yams watch TV 6:30 p.m. we all eat at the dining table for dinner. watch TV 8:00 p.m. go to bed + sleep.

Jan. 10, 2006 – Tuesday

22 Sep

6:00 a.m. take a bathe, dress up, make up, 8:00 a.m. eat breakfast.  Gloria cook eggs + cookie, she goes to work.  9:00 a.m. Watch TV, I’m still coughing hard, 11:00 a.m. take a nap, up 3:20 p.m watch TV I throw regular, watch TV 5:00 p.m.  Gloria is not home yet I gave the check to her to cash, I’ll give her 2 hundred, me, 3 hundred from Mario + Jude for my Birthday gift, I give 2 hundred to Gloria her share.  5:00 p.m. read letters, watch TV 5:30 p.m.  Gloria arrived Tomorrow Jordan’s birthday Jan. 11, 2006 have a party here for his birthday, 7:00 p.m. we eat dinner on the table 8:00 p.m.  I’ll go to bed + sleep.

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

Dec. 6, 2006 – Wednesday

20 Sep

Concord home, wash face, brush teeth, clean mouth, make up, take morning medicine, 7:30 a.m. eat breakfast, toast 1 sweet pears, hot chocolate, Rachel borrow $5.00 to give to Peyton.  I will not get back the money give to Peyton for his pocket money to school.  go to living room, I’ll watch TV in my room.  make check contributions to Tom Torlakson $50.00 give to Gloria to give it to Tom.  10:00 a.m. watch TV in my room.  – continue Dec. 6, Wednesday – Prize is right.  10:00 a.m. in my room, tomorrow 8:00 a.m. Ill take bathe, shower, Gloria will on the warm water + put my seat in the shower.  I’m trying to wear my Booths.  Man brings the plants here from Mario, Judy, John (Jon) + Bradley for my birthday + Xmas gifts Thanks 5:00 p.m. take night medicine, 7:00 p.m. eat dinner, rice fried fish, fried eggplants, seven up to drink, change clothes, pajama, 7:30 p.m. go to bed + sleep

May 8, 1992 – Friday

19 Sep

Wake up 6:30 a.m. drink hot chocolate + toast, take pills, exercise wash dishes, on dishwasher, watch TV 12:00 a.m. eat lunch, take a nap, 4:00 p.m. cook rice, fried pam + watermelon. 8:30 a.m. surprize Gloria call me open the door + there’s fresh carnations from Dorothy + Charmaine gift to me for Mother’s Day. 3:30 p.m. a lady come with beautiful fresh bouquet of flowers from Jon, Brad. Mario + Judy gift for Mother’s Day to me.  6:00 p.m. all eat dinner, watch TV Miss Universe. 10:00 p.m. go to bed + sleep.