Saturday, April 20, 2013

Mustaches, bow ties and sideburns oh my!

Warning: Long Post
What a true treasure.  These cups belonged to my maternal Grandmother, mi Mamá Nacha.  She passed when I was 8, she was beautiful, intelligent, hard working and a woman of God.  She had the most beautiful hazel eyes, but she was also a force to be reckon with. :)  When she fell ill, she gave the cups to my Mom.   They have been around since the early 70's; I remember them since we lived on Blanchard, they survived two moves and multitude of earthquakes.  They have no manufacturer markings, other "Japan" stamped on the bottom.  I do recall drinking from from them just a couple of times and my Mom will quickly wash them and store them in the back of the cupboard.  I'm glad she did.
Back in December, I was searching for mustache paper, stamps etc.  I came across a cup, similar to these, and just then it hit me.  I never knew why the cups had the faux sippy cup cover..... it's 'stache protector!! LOL!!!  OMGoodness it took me that long to figure out what it was!!  Seriously! LOL  I called my Mom to ask her about the mugs and if she was willing to sell them to me.  Yes, I was willing to pay good money for them, but she gave them to me!!!  Yes, they are all mine!!!

Now what's up with the "mostachón"?  Mostachón was a character with a oversized 'stache played by one of the Polivoces, a mexican comedy show from the 70's.  My sister, Letty, has "revived" the show for us and we've been watching episodes on YouTube, including their movies! Ha!  I now understand their jokes!  LOL   Mostachon is also a strawberry meringue dessert!  I just found out what it was today! HA! This year is full of "new" discoveries for me! LOL!!
Why did it take 4 months for me to scrap about my cups?  Because I got emotional every single time!  You see, I've become a cry baby in my old age!  Did I shed a tear while scrapping? Ah, yes and while typing up this post too! LOL


Who will inherit these cups from me?  I have don't have children of my own.  Maybe Dulce, Irene or AC. ??  I won't leave on a sad note, but instead with a little taunting....

To my sisters and brothers; Consuelo, Alfonso, Lucy, Letty, Robert......Bawhahaha!!!  These are all mine!!!
¡Ahí Madre!


Challenges:
{The Lollipop Ladies} #67 - Mustaches
Hiding in My Craftroom  #94 - Banners 
Sketch n Scrap  #31

23 comments:

Julene Matthews said...

What a cute family heirloom.Don't get rid of them.Mustache cups are hard to find. Love your layout & thanks for joining us at Lollipop ladies.

Granmargaret said...

I love your layout and your story. Thank you for joining us at Lollipop Ladies

Margaret said...

Great layout and the embellishments wow.

GabyCreates.com said...

This is awesome Yolie! Great heirloom! You made me think of los Polivoces; gordolfo gelatino, la nacha, chano y chon... lol
And yes as we mature we become cry babies... just wait, you'll enjoy hugs! and maybe fall in love with a puppy one day! :)

Lizvette said...

What a special cups! Love the simple way you used and the interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for sharing!

Georgiana said...

That is alot of different types of mustaches!

Nana said...

Great LO. Love it.

Thanks for joining us over at HIMCR.

Have a great day.
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Heather said...

what a great page to remember these special things in your life. It is funny when you finally realize something that maybe should have been obvious. But I never would have figured out that those were mustache protectors on those mugs. Great take on The Lollipop Ladies' Challenge.

Lisa in Texas said...

So glad you got this lovely story scrapped! What neat cups! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

Kelly said...

Oh what a fabulous story and great layout to document it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap! :)

Tamika said...

Lucky you! Those cups are so nostalgic and whimsical, I love them! I would have to hide them from my sisters when they visted or they would take them, lol. I really love your layout and I think it was a great subject to scrap! Thank you for joining us this month at Sketch~n~Scrap.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your great story and your fab layout with us at the Lollipop Ladies.

Susan Hogan said...

Great story and lovely pictures. (I am typing this under great difficulty as I have my son's cat attempting to assist me252525252525 (see)!) Thanks for sharing this at Lollipop Ladies and I hope the cups continue to provide lovely memories for you always.

An'Jenic G. said...

OmG Yolie, this is a true treasure. Its always exciting to find that something special for your family history.

HUGS AJ-

Amber said...

What an awesome story! Thanks for sharing with us at Hiding in My Craft Room!

Unknown said...

Great layout and such a fun story!
Thanks for joining us at HIMCR, hope you come again next week!

Kerry said...

What a wonderful story to go with your page and such fun cups!! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap. xx

theoldesaltbox said...

Lovely! So wonderful to document the mugs & story. Thanks for playing along at Sketch-N-Scrap

Tina said...

I love your page and your story! I have never seen mugs like that!

Stephanie said...

this is such a great page and I LOVE the story! What a wonderful gift to have. :) Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Scrap!

Crystal said...

Great memory to preserve! Thanks for getting creative with us at Sketch N Scrap.

MJ's Kraze said...

I am in love with this page. It is done nicely. Thanks for playing along at S~N~S.

Golden Goddess Designs said...

Wow! great story, great mugs and a great layout!