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John's story

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There are thousands of stories worth telling and that are part of the lives of our loved ones, in "The Story of John" we give voice to one of them.

Chapter 1

The year 1918 in a poor family. Fernando, was a father of three children, two of them his own (John and Sara) and a third of his wife Maria (Manuel) who was widowed at a young age. John the eldest brother was a hardworking, obedient, quiet and respectful family guy. He loved the field work. Dealing with animals, sowing and harvesting of plantations.

John went to school children's. Those were difficult times. Clothing and school supplies were scarce. Children only had a portfolio of cloth and a book called Cato School who served for all lessons. The enjoyment of the smallest of the time was based on street games and fantasies that everyone imagined when reading a book.

One morning in September, his brother Manuel awoke with a high fever and cold sweats. The body was shaking and cold cloths were useless. Chills roamed her entire body and was pronounced pain intensely on the right side. The doctor came the next village, the healer, the barber ... no one can do for the life of Manuel. The "Miserere pain" took him and with him a piece of everyone who lived in that house.

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They were difficult days. But the field work and daily routine will not leave much time to think. Years passed and with them the innocence of John. He passed his childhood and in him the desire to learn new experiences, leaving home and discovering new horizons were generated.

All those dreams were stopped short by the outbreak of war. The year 1936 and 18 just turned John was recruited to go to the front. A cold December morning departed from the train station without knowing the destination. The hug his mother gave him through her body from head to toe. I knew I was going to be a long time off and just the thought of being away from his family, he was terrified.

The days were endless battle. The days were long, hard and very cold, even without knowing if llegarías to see the next sunrise. Every night, John, wrote to his mother without being sure that the letters reached their destination. The simple fact that reading filled him with hope. After three years full of eternal suffering, one day came a letter saying; Juan Rodriguez Soria was free to go home ... (to be continued)

Chapter 2

Morning 20 1939 December, Juan got off the train that had brought him back home. He knocked on the door and a feeling of calm came over him the body. His mother gave him a huge hug, looked at every moment because they believed his son was there.
For several days John felt like a cloud, he had dreamed of coming home on many occasions, and finally was back. In the days following his arrival John felt every detail, took every moment with your family and tasted home products.
He arrived on Christmas Eve and the house party atmosphere and breathed joy. John's mother put all the effort in the world to have on the table the best for that day. And with the fire burning and making the dough for the cordial, Juan helped her mother happy. The house was flooded with intoxicating sweet smell that opened the appetite to anyone who rondase the street. During dinner Juan savored each dish as if it were the last. Those dishes seemed delicacies, the balls of his mother, the olive oil, anise Paloma, everything and the warmth of his family comforted the man who had suffered so much in the war. In those idyllic moments as John realized he wanted to start a family, it was something wonderful to what anyone should resign.
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With the passage of time John resumed his duties in the field, keeping animals and harvesting crops. His responsibility for the work was admirable. Gradually he also began to socialize with the kids of the village, go to the dance, ride bike, go to the movies ...
Saturday at 6 evening began dancing at the local bar. One afternoon John was encouraged to go with his friends, and he did not know that that afternoon would mark his life. Bar in the atmosphere was cozy. The girls were left to the music and did not stop dancing. From the bottom bar a brunette and green eyes smiled incessantly while talking to a friend. Juan at the time, felt that time stopped and there were only eyes for her. Teresa called, and had the sweetest than any other young John had imagined face. Every time he saw her was put to tremble and his heart was exalted. One of those Saturdays, armed Juan value Teresa decided to approach and invite her to dance. Teresa very demure and flustered, her hair was set and started talking to John. Although he spent the afternoon talking nonstop, it was not enough to get her to dance.
They were in turn to see next week. Juan spent the way back home on a cloud, very excited and still thinking about it, wishing the time pass quickly to see her again. On the other hand, Teresa felt equally attracted to this mysterious guy, but so nice that in one afternoon had stolen her heart.

Thrilled knew that the next day would be exciting and that that appointment would certainly dance with him ...

As the days passed, John only fantasized about the idea of ​​forming a family with Teresa. Saturday came and John carefully groomed for his long-awaited appointment.

Teresa also eager for his appointment, left home accompanied by her cousins ​​and shoes for dancing on hand. They did so not to spoil the party shoes when He was little to get old shoes hid beside the road and put the new ones. Arriving to the ball Juan sought to look at Teresa, who suddenly appeared with a beautiful blue dress, her high heels and lipstick on her lips. Juan was charmed. They began to speak, but the words did not last long, once the young Teresa took her hand and went out to dance. Time stood beside her, they talked about their lives, their families and a little of everything. They lived in different but nearby villages. She was the eldest of 12 brothers. Juan knowing that fact was petrified, but happy at the same time thinking that family must be wonderful.

They danced a little longer, but approaching the time when Teresa had to leave, so John escorted her outside and told him; "Teresa if that's okay I would love to go home and talk to your father, I'd be your boyfriend and visit you." The self-absorbed girl answered yes. Juan then took her hand and walked to the alley. He approached her, and touch her cheek could feel her delicate skin, at the time of closeness he looked into his eyes and kissed her.

Back home the young man could not even give the bicycle pedals, the emotion she felt, she stayed behind while his companions careened by him, he rambled thinking about that kiss, at that precious moment. On the other hand Teresa floated as if on a cloud, he returned with his cousins ​​and would not listen to words. Juan's kiss had left her in limbo.

It finally arrived the day of the official presentations. Juan was nervous but willing to stand at Teresa. He preened carefully, put on his best shirt and went bike home. When there was little to get it off his bicycle and continued on foot. Approaching the door he saw five children, it was cold and the day was cloudy, but, despite the bad weather the children were playing and having a good time. John called one of the children and asked who replied Teresa; "Yes, my sister is in the house," Juan asked him to call her. Teresa went out and saw under the pine Juan was in his door. Nervously, she came to greet him, and he asked if he was her father at home. Juan, I wanted to ask permission to come and tell their intentions to commit to Teresa. She blushed and nervously told her father.

The young man waited at the door of the nerves attacked and tried to distract while watching the kids play. Suddenly Antonio, Teresa's father, went out and approached him. During the conversation the two maintained, Juan tartajeaba by nerves, in this situation Antonio, seeing the poor girl how bad it was going invited him to come home. Juan walked behind him while around him all the children playing in the street and entered. Antonio invited her children, they were all his children. At that time John thought how nice it was to have such a large family. Upon reaching the kitchen a new surprise and found that the house had even more children in the street. He gaped at seeing this great family. In addition he drooled at the sight of so dutiful Teresa helping her mother in the kitchen. He was very proud to have taken the step to meet this wonderful family and to formalize their commitment to it.

They took some pasta and a glass of old wine. It was Christmas and that house the sweet smell permeated the walls. After a while of talking to Antonio's mother, Teresa went to meet John. She was pregnant, to her surprise. He was stunned, did not know what to say. He greeted the lady while another glass of wine and suddenly felt like someone was pulling pants was served, he looked down and met a girl crawl. John was amazed to be surrounded by such a large family.

And once quiet sitting at the door, she laughed at the boy wonder, seeing that yes it was true, Teresa was the eldest of twelve children.

It was time to leave, John said goodbye to the family and started for home. When he arrived, his parents sat in the lounge and told them the whole story ...

Chapter 3

As the days passed, John only fantasized about the idea of ​​forming a family with Teresa. Saturday came and John carefully groomed for his long-awaited appointment.

Teresa also eager for his appointment, left home accompanied by her cousins ​​and shoes for dancing on hand. They did so not to spoil the party shoes when He was little to get old shoes hid beside the road and put the new ones. Arriving to the ball Juan sought to look at Teresa, who suddenly appeared with a beautiful blue dress, her high heels and lipstick on her lips. Juan was charmed. They began to speak, but the words did not last long, once the young Teresa took her hand and went out to dance. Time stood beside her, they talked about their lives, their families and a little of everything. They lived in different but nearby villages. She was the eldest of 12 brothers. Juan knowing that fact was petrified, but happy at the same time thinking that family must be wonderful.

They danced a little longer, but approaching the time when Teresa had to leave, so John escorted her outside and told him; "Teresa if that's okay I would love to go home and talk to your father, I'd be your boyfriend and visit you." The self-absorbed girl answered yes. Juan then took her hand and walked to the alley. He approached her, and touch her cheek could feel her delicate skin, at the time of closeness he looked into his eyes and kissed her.

Back home the young man could not even give the bicycle pedals, the emotion she felt, she stayed behind while his companions careened by him, he rambled thinking about that kiss, at that precious moment. On the other hand Teresa floated as if on a cloud, he returned with his cousins ​​and would not listen to words. Juan's kiss had left her in limbo.

It finally arrived the day of the official presentations. Juan was nervous but willing to stand at Teresa. He preened carefully, put on his best shirt and went bike home. When there was little to get it off his bicycle and continued on foot. Approaching the door he saw five children, it was cold and the day was cloudy, but, despite the bad weather the children were playing and having a good time. John called one of the children and asked who replied Teresa; "Yes, my sister is in the house," Juan asked him to call her. Teresa went out and saw under the pine Juan was in his door. Nervously, she came to greet him, and he asked if he was her father at home. Juan, I wanted to ask permission to come and tell their intentions to commit to Teresa. She blushed and nervously told her father.


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The young man waited at the door of the nerves attacked and tried to distract while watching the kids play. Suddenly Antonio, Teresa's father, went out and approached him. During the conversation the two maintained, Juan tartajeaba by nerves, in this situation Antonio, seeing the poor girl how bad it was going invited him to come home. Juan walked behind him while around him all the children playing in the street and entered. Antonio invited her children, they were all his children. At that time John thought how nice it was to have such a large family. Upon reaching the kitchen a new surprise and found that the house had even more children in the street. He gaped at seeing this great family. In addition he drooled at the sight of so dutiful Teresa helping her mother in the kitchen. He was very proud to have taken the step to meet this wonderful family and to formalize their commitment to it.

They took some pasta and a glass of old wine. It was Christmas and that house the sweet smell permeated the walls. After a while of talking to Antonio's mother, Teresa went to meet John. She was pregnant, to her surprise. He was stunned, did not know what to say. He greeted the lady while another glass of wine and suddenly felt like someone was pulling pants was served, he looked down and met a girl crawl. John was amazed to be surrounded by such a large family.

And once quiet sitting at the door, she laughed at the boy wonder, seeing that yes it was true, Teresa was the eldest of twelve children.

It was time to leave, John said goodbye to the family and started for home. When he arrived, his parents sat in the lounge and told them the whole story ...

Chapter 4

They were family gatherings dates and Teresa asked permission from their parents to invite John to eat the new year's day, they gladly accepted. The day came, the young man entered the house and saw that huge table full of children. Everything was very well organized, no children lacked detail and were very polite. Teresa was carrying his little sister quand still he is crawling and the other children sang carols accompanied by tambourines, while the parent Antonio, played the lute and mandolin mother. In that house the Christmas spirit is breathed in every corner. Juan did not hesitate to join the singing, and enjoyed the time as a kid anymore.

The young John was living wonderful moments, Christmas had brought a moment so special that his soul was filled with enthusiasm. His promise of a big family, it seemed that was taking shape. Something magical invaded his heart and did not want that feeling to go away.

The days passed, and John Teresa visited whenever he could. He was very much in love and she belonged. In one of those visits, when he got home it went very rapt saying he had to leave because his mother had gone into labor and she was helping her. Juan a little scared, because the screams were heard from the door, he decided it was best to leave. Before he took the hand of Teresa, he approached her, gave her a tender kiss on the cheek and said; "Take care of your mother and your brothers, I will come to see you tomorrow and let me know if you need me, I love my life."

Teresa attending to his mother in childbirth was nothing new, besides it unfolded with much ease. A few hours later she was born a big one and very cute girl. The coddled and cared for as if it were the first that came to the world. When they had spent hours and was more relaxed mother, Teresa, she opened the door to the room and all the little kids came running to hug and kiss his mother.


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Several days passed and John returned to galantear young. A couple of nights a week to visit her. They sat at the entrance of the house, each in his chair. The first thing Teresa's mother did was take the cradle and place it next to Juan for the child while swaying. He was happy to do it, cradling the little kept looking at Teresa, she loved to contemplate and if he had opportunity he gave a hug or just stroked her hand.

They spent two years of dating and the day came when John asked marriage to Teresa. She did not hesitate a moment, he said yes and parents also gave their approval. So to formalize the situation John's parents went to ask the hand of Teresa. There was a dinner and as it was tradition, the boy's parents gave some money to Teresa for the wedding dress bought. In those days the dresses were black and colored shorts and girlfriends in their attire included a sprig of orange blossom that was a symbol of purity. On the other hand Juan, he went to a tailor to make him a suit. In groom's boutonniere he could never miss a red carnation. The date was decided for the wedding was a 6 January, Epiphany, because for both Christmas was very important.

He came that long-awaited day. At half past seven John was at the door of the Church, at eight o'clock began the celebration. Young expecting a bundle of nerves. It was not long when he heard the old car arriving Antonio. Juan looked at the door of the church and started watching all the little brothers of Teresa who were entitled to greet him. When the young man looked up and saw that beautiful bride stood rapt.

Once married, they went to Teresa's parents' house to drink chocolate, sponge cake and paparajotes, which they had prepared the night before. At twelve o'clock in the morning and once the humble banquet was over, the new marriage took the train that left for the city where they would spend three days traveling together. Upon entering the train a sense of freedom took hold of both. Teresa tired, rested her head on Juan's arm and this delighted hugged her, felt her more than ever. He had reserved a room in a modest hostel where they would spend three nights and culminate their love.

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After that short but intense honeymoon, they returned to the village and settled in the house of the parents of John, until they found a house for them.

Two weeks passed and John learned of a landowner who was looking for someone to take care to work their land and in return would give free accommodation on the farm. They did not think twice and soon they were moving to the new house. Between both family bought furniture for the couple, yes, essentially. A bed, a chest, a table and four chairs. Antonio gave his daughter two beautiful pots, because Teresa loved plants. At night and in bed, hugging tackles Juan Teresa as he whispered in his ear that would make you the happiest woman in the world and together reach all your dreams. The tears ran Teresa's cheeks, but they were of happiness and love.

The months passed and Juan tirelessly worked the lands of his master as his own. One evening at sunset, John came home while Teresa finished preparing dinner. They sat together to enjoy one more day of these foods so hard getting. Teresa miró at John and taking his hand told him she was pregnant. Juan jumped from his chair and hugged Teresa. They were very happy with the idea of ​​parenting, because it was what they had always wanted.

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Over the months Teresa's body was changing, her belly grew slowly, and took the opportunity to get dressed while his measure. Their day to day was a non-stop, from early was responsible for meals and housework, he approached the well to fetch water several times a day and was always busy doing their work. In the afternoons, she went out with her neighbors and there were anecdotes from her sewing while the other children running around without stopping. Teresa gave stitches for your child, making precious bibs, percheles, etc. A Juan on the other hand loved to see the clothes and dreamed of the birth approached.

Sunday went to visit the parents of Teresa, they have great joy to see them. Juana, the mother, excited, touched her daughter's belly. They spent the day enjoying a peaceful day. By the afternoon when they had already fired and were ready to go home, Juana, he grabbed Teresa and told her not to be frightened, but in the belly not carrying a child, but two. It quickly reached John, who had beaten him, to tell the harbinger of his mother, at first he was astonished, but when he could react his face was filled with joy ...

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The following days to the visit of his parents, Teresa remained very busy and with a great illusion of knowing that she would give birth to two children. On the other hand Juan did not take his eyes off her, he cared for her and did not want to leave her alone for a moment. So he decided to take care of all the household chores that kept Teresa away from a quieter life, typical of a woman in state. Juan made the food, went for water and did all the tasks, he also took great care that everything was to the taste of his beloved wife. She admired her husband, she was very grateful and the love she felt grew more and more every day. All those details that Juan noticed, made him feel the luckiest woman in the world. He only had beautiful words to address him and he knew he would be a magnificent father. Juan's goodwill, added to Teresa's long experience raising her brothers, was sure to make them wonderful parents.

One night Teresa started having severe pain in the belly. She woke her husband and told him to go for the things that she had prepared for this moment. Juan was very nervous and poor Teresa was sweaty, anxious and complained bitterly of pain, but still drew strength to reassure her husband. She knew it was normal and that those pains would result in the most precious gift they could ever be.

The hours were endless. John had wiped the sweat and tears to his wife. The thing was complicated and she saw that lying in bed was impossible to give birth. Teresa asked Juan to bring a kitchen chair and broke the seat. This did as he asked, he helped his wife to get out of bed and Teresa sat on the chair facing the back. John was a color came and he was another, but attentive to everything his wife said. Teresa asked her to put a pillow under the chair if the baby came. He pushed with all his might and after a cry of relief, suddenly a head poked, John put his hands under and took his first child.

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Still trembling, she sat on the bed with the baby in her arms realized it was a lovely man. Had just left the child in the hands of Teresa, when she felt pain again and realized that labor was not over, another child was on the way. Juan tucked the little already born and went back to help Teresa, with her tireless spirit strength he had plenty to cheer her husband. The boy was with a thousand eyes, looked at Teresa, her child in bed yet ready to receive her second child. Suddenly a new cry of his wife was the result of a new birth. Teresa pulled on the child, cut the umbilical cord and could finally breathe easy. The two brothers had come into this world healthy and the mother had survived as a heroine.

Juan took his two sons and put them together so that they were warm. It was half past five a 16 December, they had spent the night in labor and Teresa joked telling John that he was aware if it came from a third party. Strength and good humor Teresa was admirable, the boy was exhausted and was surprised to see his wife joke. Juan lit the fireplace for all to warm them and prepared a glass of warm milk from their goats, for his beloved wife. He went to water and on the way to each neighbor who crossed him was giving the good news was like a cloud, proud of their precious sons and her wonderful woman ...

Chapter 7

The next day the birth, John went to look for Roman to weigh their two children. The first child, Manuel, weighed 3 kg and the second, Jesus, 2,850 kg. Young parents felt very proud to see that their children were born as healthy and beautiful.

John barely had time to rest and a few days returned to work. The time spent while doing chores gave him to think about many things. She felt very fortunate for all that had happened. Christmas had brought her wonderful moments and these would be etched in your memory forever ... his return home from the front, meet Teresa, her wedding and as the birth of their children.

The days after the birth of the children, his house was a non-stop. The grandparents of the little ones came and went always loaded with things. The uncles spent the afternoon entertaining the little ones and there was always a very familiar atmosphere.

Time passed and John saw the performances gave the harvest was not enough. He was in charge of the exploitation of lands that were not owned and half the profits were destined for the owner thereof. So he started looking for a job that he might bring home more income. An acquaintance who had told her discomfort came to him looking to go from this stone and accepted. The place where he exercised the new job was thirty kilometers from his house, and although initially moved daily by bike, the everyday wear of the road made him decide to stay overnight in the "pit", as did their peers. The young man was well early on Monday and returned home on Saturday night. Although it was very hard to separate from his family, the couple understood perfectly that it was a matter of necessity.

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Juan had a lot of skill to cook and prepared many different dishes, so in his new job he was proposed to take care of making meals for all his colleagues. It was made with several pots, pans and other kitchen utensils. Every day he approached the nearest town and loaded what was necessary to prepare the meals of the day.

At six o'clock he served a large pot of coffee, barley soups workers he added bread and then marched to work. John works the stone until nine o'clock, time for returning to knead the bread to make a good crumb pan when cooking was always singing from the rooftops and joy. Every day at ten o'clock in charge appeared to eat crumbs Juan and enjoy the boys came together. After the young no longer marching to break stones, he stayed to prepare food.

He did not spend time when John did not think of their children, Teresa and the desire I had to spend time with them. Until finally arrived on Saturday night and departed for home, he pedaled as hard as I could to get as soon as possible and see his family.

Teresa managed small Manuel and Jesus when he reached his father, and she became precious to John to see her as ever. When the young man through the door everything was happiness, finally all came together. Young played with his father and he enjoyed as a dwarf with their children. Brought them candy to small and Teresa always surprised in some detail, earrings, a pin ... When children slept, the couple took the opportunity to devote all the love they had. In the darkness hugs and kisses they were endless and always Teresa finally fell asleep in the lap of Juan ...

Chapter 8

That weekend, there would be a weekend like any other, since Teresa was going to reveal to Juan very good news. As had been the case on Sundays, they went with the family. The young couple enjoyed the first antics of the small and ended the evening with a stroll through the village. It was during the walk when the young woman told her husband that a new baby was on the way. Juan, at first, was speechless. Although his reaction was to be expected; "! What joy we were not going to be alone with two hijos¡" he said. The young man since he entered the house of Teresa for the first time and saw this great family, had clearly wanted the same for him, and it was a thought, obviously, Teresa shared.

He returned to work, even with more enthusiasm and commitment, he knew he needed more than ever the fruits that this gave. Months they passed and came the day of delivery. This time it was a girl, a beautiful girl, Juan attended his wife, this time was quiet and everything was lighter. Life went on and as the children grew older, John was watching his family from Saturday to Saturday. One afternoon at the end of the task, he offered to go to mow Mancha, with a gang of mates, all known and he accepted. Again, what most hurt that decision it was further separated from his family, as they would be three months, which would become endless.

During this time Juan, mowing the field and also cooked for the whole band. They were at meal times when the boys got to know a little better. Juan best empathized with whom was with Luis, a young boy who had joined the gang soon after reaching the Mancha. Another task of which John was getting the mail was responsible. Luis, always asked if had come forward correspondence to his name, but the answer was never positive. The poor boy was excited with a girl and had remained in written, but he did not come news of her. So he had no let off steam with Juan. Luis days passed and despite the air of hope that gave Juan, he went from one place to another without illusion, a great apathy had taken hold of him.

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One day John came up with an idea to help recover Luis smile, at least temporarily. He took pen and paper and started writing, posing as the girl that his friend both sighed. The next night the boy asked again if there was mail for him, this time, Juan drew a letter, still no return address, came in the name of Luis. The boy became overjoyed and away from the group sat in a corner to read alone. Juan, from afar, watched as the face of Louis again reflect illusion. They spent a few days when the young man was all joy and even mowed between songs, all his companions had asked about the letter from her "suitor" and he proudly commented the details of it. One morning immersed in the daily routine, Juan went for the day's mail. When picked up he found an unexpected surprise, a letter to Luis and this time had the sender. John was stunned, seeing that the girl he craved a letter Luis finally had written. He had no choice but to tell the truth, and although Luis at first, did not take it very well, deep down he knew his friend Juan had done to their daily lives was more bearable.

Time passed, ended with the harvest and finally returned home. Of those three months at La Mancha, Juan took home a little money saved, many stories to tell and a friendship that would last many years ... (to be continued)

Chapter 9

Time passed and the family grew. The birth of the child, who was named Carmen, he was accompanied by Rafael, a year later, and Andrew. and five children were those who had and had become a large family, as he had always wanted Juan. Teresa in their day to day was kept very busy, between daily chores and care of children. Meanwhile Juan worked from sunup to sundown, to take home everything you need for them not missing anything. The family became so great that the house in which they lived had become too small. Juan very excited commissioned a new table and chairs village carpenter, so that everyone could sit down together at the table.

John and Teresa were aware that many children have carried a great responsibility and sacrifice. So clear what had they reached the world's four other creatures. A beautiful blonde and blue-eyed girl named Mary. Another child, who was given the name of his father, John. They followed Carlos the youngest of the children and Ana, which would be the smallest of nine children. All deliveries had passed peacefully and none of the children had many health complications, except an occasional cold. Nine were children Teresa and John had over 17 years.

Before birth Carlos and Ana had already extended family housing, the same home from home, he was the owner of the house, whose courtyard was adjacent to the family, which also rented. The second house became the children's rooms larger.

It can be said that despite being a large family, never lack anything passed through the efforts of their parents. In the village where they lived, there were no shops to buy the products needed for day to day. It was a street vendor named Justus, who was in her chariot drawn by two horses, which supplied all families with needed supplies. It was a very kind person and never let any of his clients spend food shortages. Many were the times when I can not afford Juan all purchase and Justo, unblinking, it left her at home. Time and the years that John and Teresa were buying Justo, forged a good friendship, while Justo, was the one who encouraged John to build the house where the family would live the rest of their lives.

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Just they were aware that they were very fair in that housing space and Juan however much work never save money to buy a new home. As every Christmas, the seller, passed by the people to leave their own customers nougat and sweets festival. This time also supply the fair, family knowing that John's parents had a small piece of land, proposed help in building a new house on it. He put some materials and labor, and wait for the time it took for John to give him back the favor. At first, the father, was shocked, he never had suggested such a thing, though it was aware of the lack of space. He consulted with Teresa and her two older children. All three support the decision that John Tomase also Manuel and Jesus were already working and could help build the house.

After one month, John took the decision and communicated it to Justo, would build a new home. The whole family was happy, the idea of ​​having a bigger house and also to provide him with life, it was a dream for everyone. Children usually walked four kilometers a day to get to school, and the location of the new house was a few meters from the school.

It did not take long to build the house, all lent a hand, even after working Juan went to work, even without knowing anything about masonry. Finally the day came, loaded all his belongings into a car and after several trips back and forth culminated the move. It took them a long leave of which had been his home, where they had nine children born and where he began forming the family who were now ...

Chapter 10

The experience building the new house was very satisfactory for the family, while Manuel and Jesus, found his vocation and decided they were going to dedicate to the building. They were responsible and hardworking guys and soon found a job that allowed them to lead a new home wages. Were winning everything, I gave their parents to help pay off the debt they had contracted with Right, that although he had no urgency Juan wanted to solve as soon as possible.
John also change job, now exercised guard a water well for irrigation, less physical work and that allowed him to spend more time at home. He was a patient and disciplined father. He wanted his children to grow and acquire a set of values ​​that made them people become profitable. Les inculcated punctuality; at home he always ate at two and having dinner at eight, and unless he were working, were required to be at that time sitting at the table. But above all responsibility he demanded of them, each had some assignments and were well aware of their obligations.

Past few years, Rafael and Andrew also began to work, like his brothers, Jornal destined to help pay its obligations. Soon after, the family settled its debt with Justo, who had taken over pay for materials and labor with which the house was built. A favor that everyone will be grateful for life, and thanks to its good faith, the family could enjoy a home that suited their needs.

Moreover Teresa her daughters, especially the older ones, Carmen and Maria, had taught them to take home later, dealing with many of the tasks; cooking, sewing, caring for younger siblings, etc. They had learned to do needlework, from green beans and festoons to perfect bodoques.

Time passed, Manuel and Jesus (older children) were called for military service and their duty. Juan helped them much at this stage, giving advice and preparing them for them to be strong and overcome in the best way possible. It was a turning point, in which John also spoke with Rafael and Andrew to tell you that when his brothers volviesen of mili each start saving your paycheck. In this way they could shape their future and who knows if they form their own family. Shortly after John inherited a land that belonged to his father and gave it to his 9 children, so everyone tomorrow could be your home. Older slowly began to build their houses, were committed and the time passed very quickly.

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Carmen was the first of the family to take marriage, she married a young man from the village and soon after the wedding, gave birth to a beautiful child. That child would be the first of many grandchildren they would Teresa and John. Years passed and every child, gradually, was leaving the family home. They were married and tilling their own lives. John and Teresa proud of their children lived with great enthusiasm every step they took. Every birth, every link, every family gathering ... just thinking that everything had forged them, the hearts are filled with joy.
They were older when John fell ill, illness prowling our lives. Teresa took care of him all the same love that the first day. Their children not only stopped a moment and constantly visited. Twenty-eight December after a long period of time fighting his evil, this finally beat him. He died lying on his bed, at seventy-six years old. In the house that we all had built for over 30 years, surrounded by all her children and the love of her life, Teresa. He is having surpassed the thousand and one evidence that life put him with very little Juan got everything set.
Were hard times when the family joined more than ever, Teresa had a great strength, which coupled with the support of her children made her move on. He lived to be eighty-nine years old, after a full life of love and happiness.

John and Teresa left a legacy to nine wonderful children, forty-five precious grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren beautiful, definitely a big family, as they had always dreamed of. All they had achieved was the result of the great love they had, who was born that December night, at the village dance. END

We would like to thank all those who have followed "The story of John" through our social networks. But especially to Juliana FructuosoFor bring us this story, in which he has put all his heart and determination, telling this story based on real events and in which many of us have been identified.

We will continue telling stories, be very atent @ s.

Original: Juliana Fructuoso

Adaptation: El Abuelo de los Melones

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