Bernalillo - Yesterday's Sunshine Today's Shadows
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Bernalillo: Yesterday's Sunshine‹Today's Shadows is a compendium of oral stories from fifteen Hispanic old-timers from Bernalillo, New Mexico, that takes the reader back fifty-plus years to their beloved town with a colorful and long-standing history. They speak both proudly and sadly of their language and culture. Language, in spite of everything, cannot exist without culture or vice versa. Two primary goals were considered in putting this book together: First, to shed light on the vitality of the Hispano¹s centuries-old cultural traditions and way of life in a semi-rural community for present and future generations to reflect upon and assimilate irrespective of ethnicity. Secondly, to convey the sadness old-timers feel with regard to the future of their language and culture with no one standing in line to replace them to carry on their legacy.