EL ULTIMO ABRAZO 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.