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For GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH please contact:
*El Paso Genealogical Society
From the Editors
By Linda Tarin, Editor and Brenda Marusich, Assistant Editor
We would like to begin by congratulating last year's editor, Lynn Cordova, who received her degree in drafting, is now employed by Texcan Corporation and is featured on EPCC poster for Women in Technology. Linda Tarin, nursing student and last year's assistant editor, enjoyed her experience working on Borderlandsso much that she agreed to return as this year's editor. Brenda Marusich, a working mother and nursing student, joins the staff as assistant editor. Brenda has contributed a great deal to this year's issue, editing numerous stories, researching others and learning Word Perfect in the bargain!
Students who researched topics on border customs all learned more about familiar topics, and many were surprised to learn the reasoning behind certain traditions.
For example, some people may be surprised (as we were!) to find out that on the Mexicans tradition of Las Posadas, the figure of the baby Jesus is not placed in the manager until the last night of the pageant. Without this knowledge, people might believe that the figure of the baby had been stolen.
The need to conduct a follow-up interview gave Linda and her family the opportunity to visit the Licon dairy for the first time. Meeting Mr. Licon and sampling the delicious asadero that he is well known for were experiences that would not have occurred had it not been for Borderlands.
Brenda found herself developing a strong interest in the Magoffin home while doing her research, a interest that led to her becoming a volunteer at the home. This also gave her the chance to meet Magoffin descendant Isabelle Glasgow and other people involved in running this site, one of our city's treasures, which is only guaranteed funding until August 31,1993.
The enchanting blend of cultures here makes life on the border a continual learning experience. No matter how long you have lived here, you'll never have trouble finding something new to do or new to see. Let Borderlands be your guide. Sit back and enjoy!