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S: Cristobal y Elisa

BC: Mami & Papi memories lives forever | Q

FC: Cristobal y Elisa Quiles | Papi y Mami

1: This memory book is a tribute to the life of Cristobal and Elisa Quiles Cristobal Quiles Born: April 1, 1915 Orocovis, P. R. Elisa Alicia Lespier Quiles Born: Feburary 4, 1923 Ponce, P. R.

2: Here is Mami all dress up getting ready to go to Sammy and Deana wedding. All pretty in Pink!!!

3: Here is Papi all dress up in his suit and tie in front of where we use to live. West Farm Apartments.

4: Here is Papi walking Carmen into the church. | Papi helping Carmen out of the limo and Irma on her wedding day. | HERE THE

5: Here he dance Father and Daughter dance. Mami and Papi at Carmencita wedding. | Here is Papi with his first granddaughter's wedding Olgaita. | COMES BRIDES

6: Abuela Lin and her three grandaughter's Caridad, Edna and Vanessa

7: Abuelo with his grandchildrens, Derek, Sammy, David, Paul, Peter, and Caridad.

8: Pictures from Puerto Rico.

10: Daddy with his girls!

11: Mom

13: Memories to cherish!

14: Our family always celebrate birthdays together. Papi-4/1 Nancy -4/2 Yoli- 4/5

16: "When you look at your life, the greatest happiness is family happiness."

19: "A family is one of nature's greatest masterpieces."

20: Today, it became real evident that my Dad didn't discriminate against anyone, when lending a helping hand. His memorial service was packed with children, adults, males, females, whites, blacks, etc. When the doors to the church were closed, you could see people still standing along the walls in the rear of the church. One of my Dad's close friends commented, "I've never seen this many men cry at a funeral or in one location." Jacob, an 8-year old little boy from the community, came to say "goodbye" to my Dad. His bouquet/arrangement of potato chip bags was referenced during the service. My Dad used to always stop on the corner and ask Jacob, "Where's my potato chips man?" Before Jacob knew my Dad's name, he knew him as the "Potato Chip Man" that would ask about his potato chips before distributing bags of chips to the little boy. I'm honored to say that William Russell, "WR", Bill, the Handyman ...is my Daddy! My Dad's legacy will be continued! | Rest in Peace Daddy | December 18, 2010

21: A PORTION OF THE OBITUARY | William Russell Higginbotham passed away on December 13, 2010. He was born on April 28, 1950 in Charleston, WV. He's the son of the late William Reed Higginbotham and Zemoria Higginbotham . He was a faithful member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 132 and is acknowledged as the only licensed African-American crane operator in the state of West Virginia. He often said that we should "live life and not try to make life." His home was a place where all were welcomed to share in holiday/birthday celebrations, backyard barbeques, and other fellowship and laughter. William had a genuine desire to help others and many counted on his random acts of kindness throughout the year. In the winter, he would wake early Sunday mornings to shovel snow from the church steps in the community. In the spring, he helped plant garden seeds for the summer harvest. Throughout the summer months, William was the "Jack of All Trades" and well known as "Haney the Handyman." While neighborhood children looked forward to him delivering popsicles from the front porch, nieces and nephews regularly attended eventful summers at "Camp Higginbotham." To conclude the year in the fall, friends and family would gather on the deck to listen to music and share stories of times gone by. William always included everyone in his celebrations. "We will truly miss you Daddy!"

22: "Cherish your yesterdays, dream about tomorrow, but live for today"

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Nancy Correa
  • By: Nancy C.
  • Joined: about 7 years ago
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About This Mixbook

  • Title: PAPI & MAMI
  • This memory book contains blog entries from Shayla H. Williams' electronic journal.
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  • Started: about 5 years ago
  • Updated: about 3 years ago

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