Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tent Revival

Good Morning,
I do not know much about my mothers mom Aurelia Chavez Arellanes and her half sister Epigmenia (Mena) Chavez. Mena was a nun that came to our home every Christmas (there was a picture of Mena in the entryway right next to the piano on the wall. She had long Indian braids in the photo) and Grandma and Mena would make Buñuelos (pictured at left). Aurelia Chavez Arellanes, had been well-educated in a convent located, we believe, in Pinos Altos near Chihuahua, Mexico. She had a half-sister, Epigmenia Chavez Hurtado.Don't know much about my mother's family.

My grandmother read the bible constantly in bed and she always had the Watchtower there close by to read. She took me to a tent revival in Los Angeles in the 1940's. It was a series of huge tents and the picture of the event is pictured below.  (my aunts and mom went to the Methodist Church in Pasadena.)
This photo looks exactly how I pictured it in my mind. We went by Pacific Electric Trolley to the events and it always made me car sick (I was always car sick, I stuttered badly and constantly wet the bed).
This is also how we went to see my aunt Virginia in the two story housing projects of Los Angeles.

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