Susan Salutan Escorzon

Susan Salutan Escorzon

My name is Susan Salutan Escorzon. I am second to the youngest in the family #6 child. I was born August 29, 1950.






My memories of home:

  • The good things I can remember from the ranch is Mom and Dad hanging out together in their bedroom singing from their personal songbook. Sometimes Dad sitting along side of the bed playing his guitar.
  • Mom's hard homemade biscuits. She caught me and my brother Jimmy with biscuits under our pillow.
  • Parties. We always had parties and the music was always loud. Just watching everyone dancing, my Nino throwing gum and sometime pennies so us kids could run and pick them off the floor. I always enjoyed the parties.
  • Having our friends over, listening to the 45 records and dancing.
  • After having early dinner, sometimes Mom would clean up the kitchen and we would go outside and sweep the ground and water it down. I would feel the bonding with her.
  • Walking down the road after school and hearing Mexican music coming from our house. I would walk in and Mom would have the music blasting loud, ironing in the living room and cooking something in the kitchen. It was always nice seeing Mom home when I got home from school.
  • I enjoyed sitting down on the floor next to Dad watching boxing on television with him. Watching the different movements he would make as if was boxing.
  • I would dressed with Dads' rubber boots and raincoat holding his rooster while he would cut its comb and giving it a shot.
  • Riding on the tractor sitting next to Dad while we go park the tractor in the old barn.
  • Playing cowboy and Indians with my brothers. I didn't care if I got dirty as long as I can be part of them. Going to down to the riverbed and catching jackrabbit.
  • Moms' cooking. The smell of tortillas, beans, and rice along with Filipino food. I especially enjoyed hearing the sound of the frying pan when she would pour the pinto beans in it.
  • I hated walking down the road to catch the bus after it rained hard. My shoes and legs would have mud on them.
  • I hated when there would be "visitors" late at night after we go to bed. I hated that I could not hear and see. I didn't like living on the ranch because our house was old and it was far away from everything. I didn't like it when it was cold. The house felt so cold. Didn't like not having my own room.
  • I loved shopping with her because she would take me to my store Anita‚Äôs in Santa Maria. This was a special dress store.
  • Just running around playing, climbing the trees in the orchard behind my Nina's house and picking all the fruits my pocket could hold.
  • Sleeping with my sister on that single bed when I was cold or scared. We had to share beds my sister and I slept in a twin bed.

Some of the things I didn't like growing up on the ranch.>

  • I hated walking down the road to catch the bus after it rained hard. My shoes and legs would have mud on them.
  • I hated when there would be "visitors" late at night after we go to bed. I hated that I could not hear and see.
  • I didn't like living on the ranch because our house was old and it was far away from everything.
  • I didn't like it when it was cold. The house felt so cold.
  • Didn't like not having my own room.

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