S: Happy Birthday, Nana!
FC: Family Memories
1: This Memory Book is dedicated to Mom/Nana from your family. With all our love and appreciation for all you've done and for who you are.
2: Angela's Memories | Dear Nana, Happy 80th Birthday. I love you so much. I couldn't be more proud to say I'm your granddaughter. You are a woman of strength and determination, yet as beautiful and graceful as your name - Rose. You have always been supportive and empathetic. There's no better place than "Nana's House". I love all our memories together, going to work with you and nothing can beat "Guadalupe". You mean so much to me Nana, more than words can express. I hope you enjoy every bit of your very special birthday - you deserve it. You are truly the best! I love you. Angela
3: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts." | MAKING MEMORIES
4: Nana, you are more than a grandmother to me. You are a mentor and a best friend. You are always my first confidant and I will always look to you for advice. Thank you for the wonderful memories, the stories and lessons. Your love is my inspiration. Love, Sara | Sara's Memories
5: Nana and Tata's House Rocks!
6: Brothy's Memories
7: Nana, You have been there for me since day one. Someone who has offered me advice on a countless number of times and has been there to listen to me when I needed you. No matter what, you have always been in my corner rooting for me. I will never forget the times I'd hear your voice in the crowd at my baseball games cheering me on or even just laughing out loud at your house after school. Nana, you have been an inspiration and a shoulder to lean on my whole life. I thank you so much for believing in me and loving me. I couldn't ask for a better grandma. Love always, Broth
8: Nana, I love you with all my heart and have so much respect for you and Tata. I hope you enjoy your 80th birthday and know that you are a major inspiration to me. You inspire me to look at life optimistically and appreciate everything that is given to me. Happy Birthday:) Love, Jimmy | Jimmy's Memories | MY NANA ME | INSPIRES
10: NANA | When I think of you, I remember swinging from your tree in the front yard, playing croquet, awesome food, and having to wait for my turn to open a present at Christmas time-haha. These memories I will forever cherish. Happy Birthday Nana! Love, Scott
11: Scott's Memories
12: Nana, Even though we don't see you often enough, the times we visited with you on the weekends when you would take care of me and Emily were special to me. You would always give us trace paper to draw with and legos to build with. And of course dinners with pot roast! I also love having Christmas at your house and you making everyone laugh. These may be little things but they are favorite memories. I love you Nana and thank you for everything you have done for me. Love, Eric | St. Bonaventure H.S., 2011 | Confirmation 2010
13: Eric's Memories | Being silly! | My Nana! | With my Sis!
14: Emily's Memories | Dear Nana, You are such an inspiration to me. The stories you tell and the pictures you share are so touching and they've helped me learn how important family is. Thank you for always being there and putting a smile on my face. Love always, Emily | State Capitol, Washington, D.C. | 8th Grade Grauduation Tauber/Neucomb Trophy (Academic/Athletic Award)
15: Kobe! | Italy, 2010 | My Nana! | With Brudda Bear, Eric | Basketball Champions!
16: Matthew's Memories | NANA | To my wonderful Nana who always likes to talk to me so I can learn new things about life. I love visiting my Nana and Tata's house as there's always something new going on there. I love looking at Tata's cowboy paintings above the piano and playing with Nana's walker. I always like to get things for Nana as it makes me feel like I'm helping her. I sure do have fond memories when I visit with you and Tata and I wish you the best 80th birthday you ever had. Love Always Your Grandson, Matthew
18: my Nana is | Nana, You made the best blankets ever! They keep me warm. When I use it, I think of you. Love, Ryan | Ryan's Memories | AWESOME
20: Happy Birthday to the best Nana in the world. I like the warm hugs you give me when I come over. Love, Marqas
21: Marqas's Memories
22: Ed and Manola | To my wonderful Mom who is always there for us physically and spiritually. Just want to thank you for being caring, loving and understanding. I'm glad you were the way you were because you gave me a good foundation. The Good LORD has blessed you 80 years, and that's really a blessing. So, Mom just enjoy your wonderful Birthday and treasure this moment. Love Always, Ed and Manola
24: Happy 80th Birthday Mom! What an accomplishment to reach such a milestone in life. You and Dad taught us what is important in life by giving us a good foundation and teaching us good ethics, morals and character and as a result, we all have become successful in our own lives. We thank you for your strength, love and your wonderful sense of humor. Enjoy your special day Mom, and always know we love you very much. We are all so proud and blessed to have you as our Mother. Love Always, Fran & Connie
25: Fran & Connie
27: Linda & Angel | Dear Mom, You were always one to count on to make those last minute cookies for a school bake sale or to pick me & Linda New up from Sears because we were too tired to ride our bikes home. In my teen years, I enjoyed going to fabric stores with you for our sewing and later when I got older, we'd go to Michael's to get supplies for our projects - your crocheting and my cross-stitch. Working and raising a family didn't leave us much time to do those kinds of things anymore, but I'll always remember them. I'll never forget you driving me around when I went through periods of not being able to drive myself. You never complained and always gave me encouraging support because you understood. Our relationship then moved on to you and dad helping us with the kids after school. Your home was their second home and we are forever grateful for you being there for them. Thank you for the wonderful memories. You taught us to be resourceful and responsible women (and we're pretty good cooks too, thanks to you!) Happy 80th Birthday, Mom and know that Angel and I will always be here for you in your golden years just as you were there for us. Enjoy your photo book as it is filled with lots of love, beautiful people and memories. Love Always, Linda & Angel
28: Caroline & Barry
29: Mom, I love to brag to people what a great mom I have. I wish everyone had a mom like you. It's no wonder why so many people love you. You really care about others and have such a giving heart. Thank you for your love and prayers. God bless you always and Happy Birthday from both of us. Caroline & Barry
30: Cheers to you, Mom! | Pete in Florence | We love you, Mom! | 1965 | 1965
31: Juanita' Peter | Mom, Thank you for the love and support you have shown all of us and for being a mother like no other! Along with dad, you provided a loving and stable home from which we all thrived. I want to thank you for always allowing me to pursue my goals in life. It meant a lot. I've always admired your strength and courage, and your hidden talents (singing and creativity). There is no one else like you in this world and that is what makes us so lucky to have you in our lives. Happy 80th Birthday! With all our love, Wita and Peter | Italy, 2010 | Morro Bay, 2010
32: Home for the Holidays
33: J O Y
34: We celebrate the day you were born, the life you lead, the love you share, the memories you have made, and to many more. | Ginny, Esther, Mama (Nana Virgie), Bebe, Lydia | Doe, Erma, Tia Ophie, Mary | Esther, Bebe, Lydia, Ginny | Chuck's Mom, Ginny, Chuck, Mama | Esther/Mom/Nana | Little Esther
35: Tito, Bebe, Lisa, Danny, Debbie | Rodriguez Grandparents | Rodriguez Family | Margaret, Cousin, Mama
36: Party time! | Nina & Tia Ophie | Lydia, Esther, Bebe | Lydia, Aunt Doris, Uncle Henry, Esther | Nana Virgie & Girls | Esther, Uncle Henry | Cousin Junie Boy, Esther | Dad & Mom | Uncle Henry, Aunt Doris | Mary, Lydia, Esther
37: Esther, Mary, Uncle Henry | Leonard, Esther | Juanita, Fran, Caroline, Linda, Manola | Casillas Sisters-In-Law - Big Esther, Carol, Toni, Little Esther, Dodie, Josie | Lydia, Esther | Juanita, Uncle Henry | Juanita, Aunt Margaret | Louie, Lydia, Esther, Frank
38: Mom & Dad Moments to Remember
41: Family Fun!
42: Happy 80th Birthday Mom /Nana We Love You!