2012 Reunion

July 29, 2012
From my Aunt, Catina Wilson Shupe, who is involved in the planning of the Avalos reunion: “After careful consideration, we found it so very difficult to arrange everything for the reunion in September, and decided to put it off until next year, date unknown at the moment, but we felt it would give us more time to plan, arrange, and (save a bit of money) for the reunion.”

Dear Friends of Avalos:

Nina Gutierrez, Tikis Avila and Catina Wilson Shupe having been discussing the possibility of a reunion. Many visitors of the blog have expressed interest in this as well. My Aunt Catina mentioned the possibility of having the reunion in September. Tito Gutierrez mentioned August.

What date works best for you in August or September 2012?
What location works best for you? Chihuahua or El Paso?

If you have specific questions, you can reach my Aunt Catina Shupe at cathyshupe@att.net.

Any suggestions are welcome!

22 thoughts on “2012 Reunion”

  1. My vote is for El Paso, Camino Real Hotel in August.
    Tito Gutierrez

  2. LUIS GOMEZ GRANADOS said:

    Hola a todos desde Chihuahua, Soy Luis Gomez Granados, por los comentarios sobre la reunion, en mi persona la fecha seria en Septiembre si es en el PASO TX., pero si es en Chihuahua puede ser en Agosto o Septiembre, por mi no hay problema,yo Voto porque fuera en esta Cd. de Chihuahua, ya que los bellos recuerdos sobre estas reuniones, practicamente nacen en AVALOS CHIHUAHUA, bueno es mi opinion, respeto las opiniones que ustedes expresen, estamos en VOTACION.
    Estare en comunicacion para seguir los acuerdos ok?
    A T E N T A M E N T E.
    LUIS GOMEZ G

  3. Ana Rascon said:

    I vote for Chihuahua, and August is fine for me. If decided to do it in El Paso, I work for the Camino Real Group, so if Tito´s recomdation is good for every one, I can try to make a good deal at the hotel.

  4. Coky Bohanon said:

    I vote for El Paso. Camino Real is good depending on the size of the attendees. Having worked with Catina Shupe, Nina Gutierrez, Luis Rodriguez and Tikis Avila on the previous two reunions, I wish to make the following suggestions. There is a lot of work to get the reunion organized and planned.To begin with there is notification to all who might be interested which means getting names and addresses of the people. Who will be responsible for obtaining this information on both sides of the border? This means contacting all your old friends and family and requesting they also contact the ones they know who were Avalos people. Once the list is complete begins the hard work: Getting teams together both in Mexico as well as the USA to begin the planning. Who will send the notification? When and where and how many days? entertainment? food/catering? plus a lot of miscellaneous planning. All this needs to be settled to come up to determine what to charge individuals to cover expenses; follow up letters/flyers notifing individuals of the plans and costs; accounting for funds and paying the bills. What about those who need hotel accomadations? transportation?

    As you can see, it will take a lot of people volunteering to help with this project especially if the thinking is to have it this year.Nina, Tikis and Catina cannot do it themselves. We do appreciate their efforts and willingess to begin the discussions, it has to start somewhere.
    If you want to volunteer please contact Catina Shupe at cathyshupe@att.net or telephone #915 490 6003

  5. Dolores Bradford Goeldner said:

    I will call Catina. We should get together to discuss when and where we will have this reunion. Nena Navarro gave me a list of some people that lived there.She could probably help us, too. Thanks for these emails. That bowling pin reminds me that sometimes I would be in charge of putting the pins in order. It was actually, lots of fun.

  6. Lois Ward Doty Bohannon said:

    September would be good in El Paso. hope I can make it. Lois Doty Bohannon

  7. September is fine with me also.
    Tito

  8. Catina Wilson Shupe said:

    Please let us know if you all are interested, so we can estimate the number of people coming, or want to come.
    Come on, look at all the fun we will have…..
    Catina

  9. Please make room for two of us.
    Suggestion for activities.
    One lunch at Mesilla’ Double Eagle.
    Dinner on another day at the restaurant across the street from the Camino Real, if it’s stil there. They make a killer Tres Leches dessert.
    Tito

  10. Catina Wilson Shupe said:

    Luis, si va ser en El Paso, Creo que en Sept.
    Catina

  11. Claudia said:

    Hello, I am Claudia P-Figueroa Calvete; I read an obituary of Dr. Ricardo Calvete Palau in your blog; I believe he was my grandgrandfather…could it be possible that some have more information about him?

    • Catina Wilson Shupe said:

      Claudia, Dr. Calvete and Ernestina lived next door to us in the colony, for a while till they moved to another house in the colony. I used to play with Lila Perez and Beto ( her brother.) Dr. Calvete and Ernestina were my sister’s Godparents.

  12. Martha Carmela Prieto Ortiz. said:

    I think september would be okey, but i still can¨t confirme since my visa will be sent until de second week of august. .I would like Chihuahua, but I probably make it to El Paso too.

  13. mario a. curiel said:

    Sende me some information about the. Reunion. Thanks

  14. mario a. curiel said:

    Necesito contactos. Vivi en avalos de 1948.a 1960 escriban para recordar bellos momentos de nuestra infancia saludos y bendiciones desde AMARILLO TEXAS.

    • cathyshupe@att.net said:

      Lizzie, I can not remember this gentleman. Who know maybe he remembers me.

      Barbara Collins contacted me, I suggested she check out the blog. She lives close to Houston

  15. Mario Curiel,:yo tambien vivi, en Avalos desde 1947 de 0 años hasta 1954

  16. Luis Gomez Granados said:

    HOLA MI NOMBRE LUIS GOMEZ, RECUERDO EL REBOTE EN EL QUE ASISTIA MI PAPA RAFAILITO GOMEZ, CUANDO AUN SE ENCARGABA DE EL ,EL SR.ALFONSO (PONCHO) MEZA, RECUERDO ALGUNAS PERSONAS COMO SR. AGUILERA ,SR.TREJO, CHONITO, Y TANTAS PERSONAS AFICIONADAS, LAS FAMOSAS TREGUAS, YO AUN ESTABA PEQUEÑO CUANDO ASISTIA CON MI PAPA. DESPUES SE CAMBIO AL PLAN DE ALAMOS A JUGAR QUE VENIAN GENTE DE PARRAL, JUAREZ, JIMENEZ Y DE MEOQUI, SE HACIA MUY BONITA COMPETENCIA.AQUELLOS FESTIVALES DEL 11 DE JULIO. QUE BONITO.
    S A L U D O S A TODA LA FAMILIA (A V A L O S).

    Yo tambien soy de 1947,Saludos a Rodolfo Kendel y Mario Curiel

  17. Cristina Alvarado Torres said:

    Porfavor avisen cuando se reunirá
    n, a la Familia Alvarado Torres, alvarado Paredes Gomez Alvarado y Bremer Alvarado nos encantaria, yo soy Cristina Alvarado Torres hija de Rodolfo Alvarado Santoyo y Lucy Torres, me encuentran en facebook: Cristina Alvarado cristina_alvaradot@hotmail.com qué emoción ver este grupo, les mando un abrazo!!!

  18. gloria trejo said:

    hola Luis Gomes yo soy hija del sr. Trejo y se que se trata de mi padre por que el jugaba al rebote y era muy bueno para el juego ;me da gusto saber de personas que vivieron en avalos esten en comunocacion saludes

    • Luis Gomez said:

      Saludos Me dio mucho Gusto saber que le dio Alegria sobre los recuerdos del Famoso Rebote de Avalos su Papa era Amigo de mi Papa Compañeros de Juego Atm. Luis

  19. I went to the colony school with Yola Wildman,please contact me if anyone can put me in touch with one of the Wildmans. Margie Ryan Hewell. Mahewell@icloud.com

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