El ultimo abrazo (Salazar)

Your cara so peaceful
Tu cuerpo at rest
Your time was up
Dios takes only the best
El dia you departed
Was triste and hard
We cried, we prayed
We say our goodbyes
Ni un abrazo, un besito
Palabras de tu boca
They'll never be heard
Te fuistes como la paloma
No smiles, no words
As you lay peacefully
Arms crossed, eyes shut
We bend down carefully
Tears rolling down our ojos
Before they take you away
Te damos el ultimo abrazo
Until we join you someday
May you rest in peace
Y toda las familias and friends
Donde everything is forgiven
Y nomas el amor remains
Alfiria Casaus Salazar was born in 1935 and lived in Salt Creek. She attended Edison School, Keating
Junior High School and Central High School. She didn't graduate, but later completed a GED. She drove a
school bus, worked in a hospital dietary department, and acted as Boy Scout Den Mother for nine years. She
received the Dr. Frist Humanitarian Award from Parkview Medical Hospital in 1988, Outstanding Woman
of 1995 for Woman's History Month and an Up With Reading Community Award in 2000.
She has been a volunteer at the Pueblo City-County Library District since 1993, a founding member of
the Fray Angelico Chavez Chapter of the Genealogical Society of Hispanic America since about 1993, as well
as a member of two other Genealogy Societies in New Mexico.
Alfie and a neighbor founded the 'La Salle Road Ladies Club' in 1964 which sponsors the annual
children’s Halloween Party. She and her mother, now ninety, started a Family Reunion in 1997, meeting for
three days in the mountains every July.
She is married to Alfred Salazar (1953), has three children, Larry, Andrew and Phillip, seven
grandchildren and one great-grandson. She began her formal writing career as a member of a poetry group
called 'Las Compañeras.’ She enjoys writing, crafts, camping, crocheting, traveling, the mountains, Cripple
Creek, and visiting her sister in Denver. She describes herself as a people person and a hugger.