Seven Year Old Adelina in Fiesta Dress with Doll


Excerpts from Adelina's book Sol, Sombra y la Tierra "I grew up in the barrio del analco. As an infant, Mother would swaddle me in an Indian Blanket and I slept in a basket so she could nurse me while she tended to the curio store, that that my parents opened.... I always encountered tourists asking questions and directions. I remember most vividlya group of scotsmen --tall, friendly men wearing kilts. I was their little girl guide and I told them some really amazing stories, which they found amusing. Once when my cousings were babysitting me, they put sunglasses on me, placed a tin cup in my hands and sat me in front of the San Miguel Mission (the oldest church)" p. 75.