The Best Thing in Texas: A Parade for Mami in San Antonio

Best-things-in-texas-grandmas-80-birthdayWHO: 83-year-old Herminia Valdez and the whole Valdez clan. WHAT: A family parade in the middle of a quarantine. WHERE: San Antonio’s West Side. WHY IT’S SO GREAT: A pandemic is no match for a Mexican family. When 83-year-old Herminia Valdez (the matriarch of the Valdez family) was quarantined at her San Antonio home for a month, her family decided that a visit was long overdue. Under normal circumstances, Herminia, known as “Mami” to her family, would host Sunday brunches and a weekly family dinner, where her 6 kids, 23 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren would meet and share home-cooked meals of menudo, pozole, or atole de arroz. “I don’t even know if she knows how to make a regular batch of anything,” says her son…View Original Post

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