I was born in San Benito to parents who were close friends of yours. I have pictures of you sitting in our living room playing the guitar and singing to me as I looked up to you with admiration as a very little girl.
I will treasure the many stories I have been told of you by my parents.
I have taught my children about you over the years and they have grown to love your music and even wrote reports on you during Hispanic Heritage, and proudly showed their classmates the picture of Freddy Fender with their mommy as a little girl
My daddy will be at your service, as he is still in Texas, but unfortunately I am far away and can not attend.
Thank you for the memories and for leaving your mark and setting a prescedent for the Mexican-American community.