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  • 1. EDF- 2085, INTRODUCTION TODIVERSITY FOR EDUCATION. MARCH30,2012My family in from SanJuan, PR. In the 1940smy grandparentsmoved to New York,NY (Spanish Harlem).They did go back andforth but most of myfamily lived and grewup in Bronx, NY. WeTOP PHOTO IS A FAMILY CRUISE IN JULY 2011. THEnow mostly live in OTHER IS GIRLS ONLY FAMILY CRUISE IN FEBRUARY 2010. THEY BOTH SYMBOLIZE HOW MY FAMILY TRIESFlorida. TO FIND TIME TO SPEND TOGETHER. IT IS GETTING HARDER TO GET TOGETHER ON A REGULAR BASIS , SO WE HAVE DECIDED TO TRY AND VACATION TOGETHER. IT IS OUR WAY TO SPEND QUALITY TIME TOGETHER.

2. My grandparents hadseven children. Theirchildren had a total ofsixteen children. Mygeneration has a total oftwenty-seven. The nextgeneration has begun withtwo more additions. Mostof us are in Florida withtwo arriving just twoweeks ago. There are onlysix that still reside inPuerto Rico. 3. SOME OF US SURPRISE As a surprise in January of 2004 I attempted to get as many family members as possible to celebrate my grandfathers 82nd birthday. Not everyone was able to make it but those of us who did enjoyed the precious time we spent together celebrating. It is a day he said he would never forget because he never had a birthday party. We did not think he would be around much longer but he really has surprised us and eight years later he is still around. He has outlived my grandmother whom we all miss greatly and three of his children. This year we will begin plans to have a family reunion and are hopeful that we will have everyone and that he will be celebrating with us. 4. A LITTLE HISTORYOUR FLAGS Puerto Rico became aterritory of the UnitedStates in 1898 due to theSpanish-American Warand Puerto Ricansbecame US citizens in1917. The people ofPuerto Rico have chosento not become a state ofthe United States. 5. We love to party and do not need an excuse to throwone. Music like with most any other culture is veryimportant to us. Salsa is the music of choice for PR . Wenot only love to listen but to also dance to Salsa music. It is normal for us to care for our parents and/orgrandparents in their old age. The thing we value the most is our families. We fighthard but never stop loving. We also value where we are from and very proud.Some people think we get offended when we aremistaken for another Hispanic culture but we are alljust extremely proud of our island. 6. My Family Traditionsand CustomsTraditions that my family has arefor holiday and birthdays. Mostly itincludes my immediate familymembers. For the Christmasholiday we all get together at mysisters house for Christmasbreakfast/brunch and giftexchange. This is followed bydinner at my mothers house.Where we have the traditionalfoods of rice and peas, roastpork, pasteles and salad. We neverforget our spanish desserts of flanand arroz con dulce (candies rice).All other holiday consist of mostlythe same foods except for the meatportions. For birthdays we all get acake and dinner of ourchoice, usually made by my mom. 7. Food is a big part of myfamily getting together and Ihope that what mydaughters see today the willcontinue when they havefamilies. Family is very important andtime spent together needs tobe more then weddings andfunerals. That is something we as afamily are trying to do and itseems to be working. I amhopeful that we willcontinue to find ways tospend quality time with theentire family.