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Photohunt 3: In Memory

Dolores Laureaga Lavadia

This week’s photohunt’s theme ‘In memory’ is very timely as my family commemorated the 9th death anniversary of my maternal grandmother Dolores Laureaga Lavadia last March. She was born on Dec. 28, 1916 to a Filipino father and a Hawaiian mother.
I had fondest memories of my grandmother. I wish I could have done more to make her life comfortable up to her last moments with us. I love her very much. Happy Mother’s Day Lola, wherever you are. She will forever live in our hearts.

A tribute to my grandmother

Grandmother will always be the Nanay that I would like to have in another lifetime.

She was born to a Filipino father and a Hawaiian mother in December 28, 1916. She spent the first seven years of her life in Hawaii until his father, my great grandpa, decided to bring her and three other siblings back to the Philippines.

My great grandpa was said to be ailing at the time.

I’ve been aching to write the story of my grandmother a long time ago, but i never had the chance to pursue.

It was easier for me to write the story of other people

I would not appreciate Mother’s Day if I had not been a mother myself.