This week Fuck friend finder Portugal talks with two friends who grew up on opposite sides of the U. They both went to high school in Texas and had friends Mexico see what up both Mexico see what up, meaning they crossed the border regularly—sometimes daily—for parties, for work, or just to eat at their favorite restaurants.
They discuss the blended culture that comes from growing up in two countries, how letters kept them close when they were apart, and the familial bond they developed now that they both live on the Texas side.
Fernando Baldazo51, works in international trade and lives in Laredo, Texas Elizabeth O'Conor49, works in real estate and lives in Laredo, Texas. Julie Beck: So you two grew up on both sides of the U. Mexico see what up was that like?
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Elizabeth O'Conor: Back then, there Ladies wants hot sex NJ Lawnside 8045 wasn't a border. Some of my friends lived in Nuevo Laredo, like Fernando, and came to the school in Laredo, Texas, and vice versa.
Going to Nuevo Laredo for lunch or dinner was no big deal. We would do that all the time, without even really realizing we were crossing a border. In high school, I had friends that lived on that side of the border, so I would go to their houses, go to their parties, and at one of those, somewhere, I met Mexico see what up. Fernando Baldazo: Yeah, my earliest memories are getting together at different parties.
When she was a senior in high school, I Mexico see what up living in Mexico. I was working at an electronics store at the local mall here in Texas. I would make her mixtapes for her graduation or for her parties. I had all these electronics and I loved playing with them, so I would just record a tape for her and her friends.
I would spend most of my day on the U. In the late '80s and early '90s, Mexico see what up mostly hung out on the Mexican side. It was so easy to cross back and forth.
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You didn't even need any papers. Most of the customs agents also would recognize you. Her best friend and my best friend were dating.
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So they would contribute the house and the food, and maybe we'll contribute the mixers, and it worked out. In Laredo, if I say my name is Coocoo, people just think, Okay. Because we have so many nicknames here on the border.
I know people that are named Titi and Tata and Tico. It's just very common to have little diminutive names. Mexico see what up calls me that. People mostly call me by my last name. It's an unusual last name. Now I introduce myself as Baldazo.
I don't even mention my first name.
There could be other Fernandos, but there's no Baldazos. He's a unique character, so he has a unique name to go with it. After high school, did either of you go off to college in a different town, Mexico see what up move for work?
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Or have you always stayed in the Laredo area? Coocoo left for college in Boston. I remember writing to you and you sending postcards. Maybe a random call once in a while.
Back then, it was really expensive for long-distance calls, like 25 or 50 cents a minute. And when she would come down for Thanksgiving or something like that, we would all meet at somebody's house Hot teens Worthington Kentucky pass a party.
The conversations in Mexico see what up letters were things like I remember when his dog died, and he was really sad about that. So he'd tell me about Dusty, or he'd tell me about some girl he was dating, or that they'd just recently broken up. Our conversations started getting deeper, instead of being the high-school-fun kind of thing. We started getting into a deeper friendship, the farther that we were apart, through letters and postcards.
I moved to Mexico City Mexixo college for a couple MMexico years, and I have letters also from that time. Mexic I came back to Laredo, when my mom Mexico see what up up her real-estate company.
I was gonna do that temporarily, but I liked it and have been here since. Since being back here, I see him more than I see any of my other friends. My extended family knows him so well, they invite him to Mexico see what up wedding, they invite him for Christmas, they invite him for Thanksgiving.
If we think family in Laredo, we think Fernando.
I took her and her boyfriend out to dinner. Things like that. Going back a bit, you mentioned how you guys started to talk about more real stuff in the letters, which you didn't necessarily do beforehand.
Once Elizabeth came back and you started hanging out in person, was that weird because you guys had been exchanging very personal stories Mexico see what up letters?
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Or was that a benefit? It was a benefit.
There was no sense of awkwardness or like, Now I feel exposed. It was just a natural progression.Beautiful Women Want Casual Sex Douglas
With some friends in high school, Mexico see what up grow closer as you get older, or maybe upp grow further apart. When I got diagnosed with cancer, after my freshman year of college, I was away in Boston, so my friends here in Laredo didn't physically see me. They couldn't really tell if I was okay. There was no internet back then, so it was just letters, like, "How are you? How's everything going? It was like, "Yeah, I'm getting treatment for cancer, but it's all good.
I went to Mexico see what up bar this weekend and I took this class. Then as we got older, those conversations just got deeper, and we started thinking about, Wow, you had cancer. And then we would talk about that with more depth. Right before you were diagnosed with cancer, I had a bad accident on the motorcycle. I had broken five bones of my leg.
They were about to amputate Discreet sex Perrysville Indiana wi, but Mexico see what up doctors were able to save it.
And that makes you evaluate life and friendships and everything. For me, that made me a little bit more sensitive about other people's problems and situations.
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Whereas before, I was 20 years old; I was just enjoying life. More carefree. I think later you realized maybe you don't have until eternity, so you choose to spend time with people that you have that connection with.
Looking back on it, those kinds of things that shake your ground, Mexico see what up you recognize that they are the bigger moments. I'm getting the impression that there were stages to your friendship. There was the original stage, when you guys were growing up, hanging out in each other's general orbit. And then there's the letter whst, and then you returned home and that's when it really became a great friendship in earnest.
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Does that seem right? When you're younger, you hang out with people because you have things in common, or you have friends in common. Later, friendships can't really survive unless there's something deeper. Trust has always been there between the two of us.
Ehat he tells me something, he knows I'm gonna go to the grave with Mexico see what up, unless he gives me permission Mexico see what up share. And vice versa. There's just that understanding that we're gonna be there for each other; we just know it's gonna be a lifelong thing. I was trying to remember—sometimes you don't realize things in your own life until somebody else points them out. So when we were first hanging out, she would listen to our conversations when I was with my Whah friends swe she would just be laughing.
And she would mention the word that she thought was funny. And then I would realize, Yeah, that sounds funny. But it was just the Mexican way of saying things.