Tag Archives: Norma

February 22, 1978

14 May

Stay home, Honey, Tayong walk around at 9:05 a.m. take home cake donuts.  Norma arrived 4:00 p.m. with gro. +

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February 21, 1978

14 May

Stay home, watch TV I baby sit Michelle.  Honey + Tayong went to shopping center, take home donuts.  Mr + Mrs. Ferdolonses us 3:00 p.m. Norma arrived 5:00 p.m.

February 18-19, 1978

14 May

Went to Navy Exchange I bought my chain necklace $29.00 Honey’s hawaiian shirt $15.00 bat lunch at old Moana.  Stay home, Norma’s watch TV We didn’t go to church

February 15, 1978

7 May

Hawaii 1978

Go to Oakland Airport 8:45 flight, No. of plane United Air lines 1093. Arrive Honolulu 1:00 p.m. Back + forth trips $486.70. Mario pick us + put carnation lei. Norma cooked cari cari for dinner, fried chicken + pie. Stay home baby sit Michelle, cooked our lunch. Carlos, Norma, Dean + Norlynn to school. Carlos work. Mario + Jude eat dinner with us. Went to shopping center. I take a bath stay house watch TV Have a wonderful dinner at Jude’s place, steak, fish + see the court house + State capitol.

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  While its utility may be outdated and unnecessary, the gift is a treasure trove.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

Dec 24, 1977

6 Oct

Xmas afternoon we are here to open the Xmas presence.  Gloria made the Family tree.  Jr. gave Xmas $125 my birthday $25.00 Norma sends $75.00 for Xmas $25 birthday Mario ” 25.00 ” ” 20.00 ” Lindo gave 50.00 ” Gloria gave 50.00 ” Cesar gave 30.00 ” Mike gave 25.00 ” 380.00 ” going to Hawaii