Sunday, March 3, 2013

Maria Barbara Padilla - mother of Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo

Maria Barbara Padilla de Resurreccion Hidalgo
As was customary among relatives in that era, Nicanor Padilla (my great grandfather) along with one of his sons, Sabino Padilla (my maternal grandfather who was a young boy at that time), visited his first cousin, Maria Barbara Padilla (daughter of Narciso Padilla and mother of Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo), at her home near San Sebastian Church. They were to have some merienda, which included hot chocolate among other treats. In the course of the tête-à-tête between the cousins, Sabino perceived that the servants may have forgotten to bring him his cup of hot chocolate. And so, Sabino quietly interrupted his Tia Maria to inform her that his cup of hot chocolate had not yet been served. Maria Barbara quickly rectified the situation and said to her cousin, Nicanor, "You should watch this son closely, as he will go far. He knows how to complain and, more importantly, who to complain to."

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