On Tuesday we told about a special program organized by the Institute of Creative Arts Orange Walk in commemoration of Mothers Day celebrated on May 10th. The program is called “Honoring and Appreciating Our Senior Moms” and the name says it all since the program is all about honoring mom on her special day.

As we mentioned ICA Orange Walk has selected ten moms between the ages of 80 and 100 living within the Orange Walk District. Presently a documentary, which will be presented during the Orange Walk Town Council Special Mothers Day Program on Sunday, is being prepared on each mom.

So who are those special moms who will be honored for their great contribution to the community? Tonight we are unable to release all the names because it will ruin the surprise for eight of the moms who have not been told the good news. Today however, our news team sat with two of the mothers, Ofelia Jackson and Teodocia Castillo. During our interview with both senior citizens they shared some of their experiences with us.

We start with Ofelia Jackson who is 85 years old and a mother of ten children.

seniorOfelia Jackson- Senior Citizen to be honored

“es trabajo grande criar tantos hijos sabe, y yo me metía a cocinar allí y yo era la cocinera. Yo trabajaba bastante, él hacia su poco y yo hacia mi poco. Para que vayan a la escuela, para que vayan al colegio los que quisieron ir porque no todos fueron.”

Yari Catzim- Reporter

“Como creció a diez hijos, peleaban no peleaban como era la tarea?”

Ofelia Jackson- Senior Citizen to be honored

“Toda casa que tienen niños pelean, pero mi viejo fue un hombre bueno que él me ayudada con ellos cuando está en la casa, sino yo agarraba corea sino se porta bien yo les daba con corea.”

Teodocia Castillo is a very active and knowledgeable person. Today she told us how being a mom in this modern day and era is even tougher than it was years ago.

castilloTeodocia Castillo- Senior Citizen to be honored

“Pues antes era un buen lugar, tu sales de tu casa y nadie te va a robar. Y los policías hacían su trabajo también. Si hadaba un niño hacía horas de escuela lo recogían y los llevan, esos que se portaban mal, los policías, lo llevaban a la estación y le daban su cueriza, como dicen “over bench” con tambran wip, y nadie se quejaba. Un vecino te ve en la calle haciendo algo mal te corrige.

Yari Catzim – Reporter

“Cree que se debe de hacer hoy en día también?”

Teodocia Castillo- Senior Citizen to be honored

“Que tiempos se debía de estar haciendo, porque yo digo a un niño, si tu le das un castigo una vez, tal vez dos pero no va a querer tres.”

We will have more on these senior citizens in tomorrows newscast.

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