The importance of remembering lost loved ones

Abraham Villarreal
3 min readMay 9, 2021
My great-grandfather Elias Villarreal stands in front of a smiling moon, July 1912.

Each time I visit my great-grandfather’s grave, I think of the lesson taught in the animated movie Coco. The lesson of remembering and the tradition of respect to family.

I see his grave like it’s out on a forgotten island. It’s one of those simple graves with his name, Elias Villarreal, stenciled into a block of cement that frames the borders of the plot. There is no picture or fancy…

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Abraham Villarreal

People are interesting. I write about them and what makes them interesting.