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Letter between Jordan and Lola – May 2007

23 Oct

(When Jordan was in 7th grade, he was given an assignment to write to a family member.  He and Grandma exchanged letters over the next few months – these will be transcribed and marked as “Jordan and Lola Letters” for the blog.  Here is the 4th – and last – letter in the series.)

Dear Lola,

How are you doing Lola?  This will be my last letter.  I am so glad we got to talk and bond like we did.  In this letter I will be describing important lessons about life I gave learned so far.

One of the lessons I learned in life is how lucky and spoiled I am to have such a great, supportive family.  There are a lot of kids who aren’t as fortunate.  I also learned how lucky I am to live in a great neighborhood.  I can walk to school in safety, and go to the park at night without worrying about getting hurt or kidnapped.  Many kids live in an area where they can’t do that.

For spring break I went on a cruise with my friend Ryan.  One of the ports on the cruise was a city in Mexico that was very poor.  Their speed bumps are ropes tied from one pole to the other the cross the street.  After seeing the poverty that some people live I became very grateful of where I live now.

What were some of your greatest joys in life?  Based on lessons you learned about life, can you give me some advice on what to do or not to do in the future?  Also can you give your point of view on how you should live life?

Lola you are the best I love you so much.  Write me back!

Love,

Jordan

I’m too old this time 96 years old.  I’m happy.  God gave me all this years in good + happy life, with my seven children + many grandchildren, all are good by God’s help + guidance

I like to live in Concord.  Louie + Gloria’s house.  I have my own room with TV, near Livermore, when God call me I like to be in the side of my husband.  Quintin Ramil in Livermore.

Jordan, good you go on cruise with your friend Ryan.

Be good, peaceful, polite, happy, love your friends

Pray always, God will help you, take care of you.

loves you very much

Pocket money cash $20.00

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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