Page 50 (a letter from Margarita’s grandmother, Cruzita Cardenas Sandoval, who stayed in New Mexico and is learning English.)
July 15, 1934
Thanks to God the family is together. I am busy with Blanca. She give me much milk to make cheese. I sell all my cheese to the artists who paint pictures of our mountains.
ANNOTATION: As a child we visited my great-grandmother in El Carmen, New Mexico where she milked her white goat and gave us warm goat milk to drink. I was turned off from drinking any milk for a long while after that experience. However, now I wish I could get raw goat’s milk to make fresh goat cheese like you find in rural areas of New Mexico.