Angel Jerry Yanez was an extraordinary 14-year-old. He took out the trash for the elderly neighbors in his apartment complex, he doted on his young nieces, his best friend was Oliver, the dog, who he had rescued from a Walmart parking lot, and he had been a staunch vegetarian for two years. “He believed that animals had a soul and would say he couldn’t eat something that had one,” said his mother, Ginger “Gigi” Brady, 45.
Written by Deborah Charnes on Aug 6 2012 - 3:22pm
Back when I was young, I remember pretty much the only time you were given a bag or paper wrapping when you bought something in Mexico was if you purchased feminine hygiene products. I used to kid that the wrapping around your purchase was a dead giveaway that it was that time of the month. When we went to the market, we brought our own sturdy reusable bags made out of either ixtli or plastic, and for smaller purchases, it wasn’t a problem to carry them in our hands until we got home.