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My Origin

Where do I come from? Well we all come 
from somewhere. I was born in a small 
town, here in in good old U S of A. South 
to the border, by the Rio Grand. Mission 
Texas is the town's name.

My real parents came from Mexico. My
grandmother, it was said  - she came from 
Spain. My grandfather was indian. He fought 
in the Revolution. Both were on my mother's
side.

On my father's side, never knew too much, 
only that the grandmother died kind of 
young. The grandfather died years later, but
I never got to know them.

My father left my mom, when I was only three.
He never came back. My mother gave away my 
sisters, than later she gave me. She only kept
my brother, maybe she couldn't keep me.

I was raised with a nice lady and her husband.
I learned to call her mom. That title she had 
earned and my respect most of all. My parents
that raised me were poor, but made sure I had 
something to eat. My mother made my dresses 
so that I could go to school.

I learned to read and write and enjoyed school
very much, but I had to quit at fifteen to help my
parents out. Years later I went back and finished
my High School. 

I did not go to college , or mastered in any degree. 
I am what you might call self taught. For about thirty
years I worked with electronics and did my job well.
I gained respect from my bosses and high top
engineers.

My parents taught me good values that have helped 
me  through out life. I am not ashamed of my 
origin, of Mexican Heritage I came. I am what you
would call a TEX. MEX. and I live up to my name...

Just a little about myself. Hope
you enjoy it.

written by Lucilla M. Carrillo

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  1. Date: 2/1/2013 6:34:00 PM
    I knew that we had to share somethings more than the loss of children and the absence of fathers. I too am southern, by way of Ky. I grew up with little luxuries as well. I am so glad that you suggested this piece to me. I feel that I am not alone with the history that boils inside me now, Forever Greatful, Katei

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 1:52:00 PM
    Well DONE! GOD IS GREAT!

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 9:57:00 AM
    this is wonderful Lucilla, you were given away, i know of another here on soup, who was also given away as a child, you say you are proud of your heritage, i can only respect you for that, and your wonderful poetry also shows you are a proud lady.... i remember back in the 80's when i lived in New Zealand, the term Mex-Tex, being a fan of Freddie Fender.. again love your bio, you sure are some lady...

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 11:38:00 PM
    Thank you for telling us a little about yourself. You have a fascinating background.

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 6:00:00 AM
    I want to thank you so much for your kind words on my writings Lucilla. I am so far behind on everything including my life away from PoetrySoup. So will you please forgive me if I am not right on top of my comments and thank you's. I am trying. It is a pleasure to read your poetry today as I leave you this thank you. Love and blessings, Carol

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 7:27:00 PM
    Definitely enjoyed this. You are proud of who you are and don't need nor do you hint that you want pity. This should be an inspiration to those that may not have everything they want but should appreciate having all that they need. Kudos <3

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 6/2/2012 7:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Brittany; I think that we need to be strong to get ahead in this life. Manny blessings. Lucilla
  1. Date: 5/31/2012 7:10:00 PM
    i really admire your strength and tenacity. you've overcome some challenges which might have been too much for a lot of people, but you've done very well in your life and have written about it in a riveting way. i enjoyed reading about you.

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 5/31/2012 7:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ilene. I My mom use to say - life is hard, but we have to be harder. I think it's nice to know something about the people we communicate with. Many blessings. Lucilla
  1. Date: 5/31/2012 5:48:00 PM
    Such a strong woman. You were very blessed to have someone love you and show you that strength.

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 5/31/2012 7:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading, I do believe that I was blessed. God bless you too. Lucilla
  1. Date: 5/30/2012 7:14:00 PM
    i was impressed! your past gave me a feeling of triumph especially when you said self taught. but i came to know it as God taught. I know it was He that brought me through. and i know that you know the same thing too. God Bless.

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 5/31/2012 5:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you; I know that God has always looked out for me. Many blessings. Lucilla
  1. Date: 5/30/2012 6:37:00 PM
    I am not, Lucilla, it was just based on one of my visits to get treatment for my uncle recently..well, your bio reads quite interesting and you seem to have come up the hard way which should make you strong and confident in life, all the best to you, friend, :) Jag

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 5/31/2012 7:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you and you are right. Lucilla
    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 5/31/2012 6:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes; My life has not been easy, but I have come up a long way from where I started. Many blessings. Lucilla
  1. Date: 5/30/2012 6:12:00 PM
    And you are most importantly a gorgeous human being!! Light & Love always

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 5/31/2012 6:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Debbie; you are always so kind. Kake care and God bless. Lucilla
  1. Date: 5/29/2012 9:05:00 PM
    I did enjoy. Lovely write!

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 5/29/2012 9:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much. Lucilla
  1. Date: 5/29/2012 8:06:00 PM
    What an interesting life you have led and it seems your experiences have given you a lot of education. It isn't always learned in a classroom. Anyway, you are beautiful and are able to contribute here as a member of Soup and I'm so glad to read this fascinating bio!

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 5/31/2012 6:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Elizabeth; Through out life I have learned a lot of things. On and off I post something here about myself. Thanks for reading my poetry. Lucilla
    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 5/29/2012 9:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much for your kind words and your support. Lucilla
  1. Date: 5/29/2012 5:22:00 PM
    IT's wonderful to learn about you. Sorry about your unfortunate childhood but I am happy to know you had a good second home. Nothing wrong with TEX MEX. just ask PD!! (I think she is too). I would not having some spanish blood in me. I adore anything to do with Spain!

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 5/29/2012 9:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Andrea; thank you very much for enjoying my Bio. It's nice to know things about the people we communicate with. We can learn a lot. i just found out about PD. Now I believe that rhe world is really small. Many blessings. Lucilla
  1. Date: 5/29/2012 12:24:00 PM
    Good to learn a little about you and your heritage..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Thanks for stopping by my work..Sara

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 5/29/2012 4:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara. I'm glad that you enjoyed my poem.
  1. Date: 5/29/2012 8:25:00 AM
    I knew there was something about you that i liked.. We are both Valley Girls,,, now I'm wondering who else is from Texas... pd

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 5/29/2012 9:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for reading my poem. Isn't it strange that we are from the Valley. I am going to Soup mail you and Give you more information. Lucilla
  1. Date: 5/29/2012 8:23:00 AM
    Lucilla, I know Mission Texas, I have family all over the Rio Grand Valley. (I was born in WESLACO* I'm a very Tex-Mex, kind of gal myself, However I am very ashamed ,, when it come to The Mexican Heritage, around me. I try to speak Spanish, but, my Tex-Mex, always clashes with my sloppy Spanish. ((lol, you would probably make fun of me)) I don't like being the only adult in my family, who can't speak Spanish at all. I actually felt very sad and got mad at my dad, when I failed on a Spanish test 2 years ago. I told him,,""WHY DON"T I SPEAK SPANISH!" oh! well... Now, my kids whom, are all Latinos, and Hispanic,, don't speak Spanish at all. I have a question for you. DO YOU STILL LIVE IN MISSION? ... ((adding this poem and you as my newest Conquista Favorite person on the soup)) thank you for sharing your awesome poem this morning, always :-) LINDA

  1. Date: 5/29/2012 2:44:00 AM
    Yes, I enjoyed it Lucilla - well written! - oxox Anne-Lise

    Carrillo Avatar Lucilla Carrillo
    Date: 5/29/2012 4:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne. I'll visit later with you. Many blessings. Lucilla