Latino USA now continues our special series in conjunction with StoryCorps Historias.

The Torres family actually came from San Francisco. Richard Torres was the eldest male in a family of 10 children. He has 3 daughters, 3 grandsons and 2 granddaughters. They live in San Francisco, New Mexico and Philadelphia. Not too long ago, at StoryCorp in Taos, New Mexico, Richard shared with his daughter Kathy Namba how the love and family commitment he has shown to his children and grandchildren actually came from his parents.

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The Mascareñas family had been farming near Urraca, New Mexico for generations before Lucille married into the family in the 1960s. She recalled a time when she met the family matriarch, Candelaria Mascareñas. Since Candelaria did not speak English and Lucille did not understand Spanish well, it took some time for “acceptance” to set in.

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These audio segments were produced by Nadia Reiman. The Senior Producer for StoryCorps is Michael Garofalo.

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