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Author Archives: Rachel Anaya

One Fine Day in Las Cruces

“We always share our food, we are not muertos de hambre.” That’s a slang term used by my family, for poor, hungry people. Those are words I heard from my mom all the time as a kid.  We never denied people who were visiting us food or the chance to get seconds or take leftovers home. We always made more than enough for everyone. There were times I was not sure who my mom and grandma were cooking for because there was always enough for an entire army. I was never sure as a kid why they cooked like that and were always so willing to share with others. It was not until I was older that I found out why.

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