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Growing Up Spanglish: ‘La familia celebra’ Memorial Day ‘en el camposanto’

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LARRY TORRES

Growing Up Spanglish

Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 11:15 pm | Updated: 11:36 pm, Sun May 11, 2014.

Era unos cuantos días before Memorial Day, y toda la familia went out to the cemetery a limpiar the gravesites de los muertos. They raked and removed las coronas viejas, cut down the weeds and threw those hierbas en un trash bag. Entonces they would poner flores nuevas en la sepulturas and pray sudarios para las personas whose bones were lying there.

Canutito was helping a sus grampitos con el trabajo también. As he pulled out hierbas and listened to grama’s oraciones, his mind wandered off. He turned to Grampo Caralampio and asked him, “Grampo, remember la semana pasada when you told me que ‘un real’ was worth twelve cents? “Como puede un coin ser equal to twelve cents?”

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