BOOK COUNTDOWN – 1

 

page 5   I rested my head against the car window and studied the colorless New Mexican sky. Maybe the sky would be a beautiful pink or light purple in Wyoming It might be exciting to see different colored skies on my first trip away from our mountains.

ANNOTATION: On my mom’s first trip to town she hoped to see a different colored sky, and was so disappointed to learn it was still blue.

PURPLE SKY

 

BOOK COUNTDOWN – 2

 

page 5   I rested my head against the car window and studied the colorless New Mexican sky. Maybe the sky would be a beautiful pink or light purple in Wyoming It might be exciting to see different colored skies on my first trip away from our mountains.

On my mom’s first trip to town she hoped to see a different colored sky, and was so disappointed to learn it was still blue.

 

 

 

 

BOOK BIRTH COUNTDOWN – 5 . . .

Page 97  Back in the kitchen, Mamá read the ingredients on the box [Bisquick]. “This has flour, shortening, salt, baking powder. . . . Yes, it has everything we need to make tortillas.”

ANNOTATION: Bisquick was invented in 1930 and was still popular in my family in the 1960s when I got married. My mother’s cooking advice to me as a new bride was to have a box of Bisquick handy. I also remember that my mother’s eldest sister, Ruth (Sandoval) Lucero sometimes made her tortillas from Bisquick.

Bisquick