That’s me when I was 5 and that folk wearing red is Dra. Carmen Alejo-Azarcon, my grandmother
Protective- the word that best describes her. Strict in many ways, she insured her family what she wanted for them, to be always out of harm’s way, be respected and not to be maltreated by anyone by any means. I would always hear her yell but I never got scared of her. She may looked overpowering and intimidating in the eyes of many, but this woman had this soft side of her that was very passionate when it comes to the people she loved.
She always looked beauteous. She always wore heavy pair of gold earrings, together with her other antique jewelries. She is described ‘Donya' by some since she would always show off her beauty with extra gleam from her luxurious accessories.
She had been a faithful servant of God, she was a Church person and perhaps that’s the reason behind she was really blessed.
There are only few things I remember about her but I am more than sure that I would have said a lot more if only I could remember all the things she did for me when I was in my toddler years and lived with her in the same house.
Thank you Lola Nanay for everything, We love you.
Rest In Peace and Guide us as we live here in earth.
July 16, 1926 - August 4, 2012