Papa was out of work for six months in 1976. He also recuperated from respiratory health challenges during that time. It is always with a profound sense of grace and blessing when they recount to us the way he was offered a new job, when they needed it most.
By the time we were in college, Papa, who occasionally drove us to school, heard our story-of-the-day first-hand and actually conversed with us. A little bit of the Estrella gab had finally rubbed off on him!