over the weekend, i took the long drive down to southern california to visit family in redlands. my mom and aunt have been building the family tree and learning about our ancestry, so naturally, our history was a big topic of discussion while i was there. my grandparents were both born in redlands only a few blocks away from each other. they’ve now been married for almost 60 years. my grandmother laughed and joked that the secret to a long relationship is lots of fighting and lots of making up. she said that without love, you wouldn’t fight, and you wouldn’t find yourselves making up over and over again.
i asked them if they’d pose for a portrait in front of their house, and couldn’t help but sneak in a few candid shots between their stern, old school portrait poses. gilbert “jerry” perez and evalina roque perez.
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