Great-Grandmother’s name sparked interest in heritage

Maggie Trela,
Denver, CO.

I was visiting California for Christmas when I was about 5 or 6, when I asked my grandma why we called my great-grandmother “LoLa”. She then explained to me that my LoLa was what they called great-grandma’s in the Philippines. I knew what the country was but I didn’t know what that meant to us. She explained how the Philippines were a part of my heritage and that I was 1/4 Filipino. I have been extremely interested in the Filipino culture since and am proud to have the Philippines as part of my culture.


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