To: Jet Jaguar
I like how you called them many generational Americans from Spain and Mexico. Too many hyphenated Americans theses days. I was in the service with a guy from south Texas. He used to say that he didn't jump the border, the border jumped him. His family had been living in Texas since it was part of Mexico. And he was an American with Mexican roots.
posted on 01/16/2009 10:18:23 PM PST
Many of my friends growing up were from Spain and Portugal. Their families settled the Rio Grande valley before Texas was a country. They had no appreciation or links to Mexico.
We never used the words Mexican or Hispanic or Latino in their homes. Spanish was acceptable.
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