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Guadalupe Briones 
Tuesday, 17. October 2006 10:08 IP: Write a comment Send E-mail

Growing up in San Benito at the time you started singing I felt very proud in later years when you became famous and famous you will be for generations. I remember Saturdays and Sundays in the 50's when you used to sing at Tio Leno's and Tio Pancho's neighborhood grocery stores (this was mentioned in one of your albums). You use to come on your motorcycle and put nickels in the jukebox and sing along with the songs. I remember the days you were called the "B-Bop Kid" and I still have a 45 record with this name. I went to one of your concerts here in Houston and you still ask for my family using their nicknames and after all this years you still remember us. I felt honored and proud. I took a picture with you that day and I will show it to future generations and tell them that we grew up together and that my mother Catarina use to take care of you when you were a baby. As a matter of fact you and your family use to live in a house which was behind ours in San Benito . I saw your face painted on one of the water towers in San Benito, I saw Freddy Fender Lane and soon I hope they erect a statue in your honor. You put San Benito on the minds of the whole world because of your culture which is rare now a days. You were a migrant worker just like myself and I know what you went thru in life to get what you became in later years. I read that you are going to be buried in the San Benito Cemetery and when in the Valley I will go see you to pay my respect.