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Aparicio and Four Generations of Friends

Posted on 14 March 2014

Sometimes families just click.

That is the way it was for my family and the Aparicios of Palacios, Texas.

Growing up, both my parents and grandparents were friends with Homer and Mina Aparicio.  Homer was a shrimper and Mina was his lovely wife and an amazing cook.  I remember going over to their home for

"shrimp fries."

Can you imagine eating endless fried shrimp?

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Mina and the ladies would fry Homer's fresh Gulf shrimp and the men would set around talking - mostly about horses.

. [caption id="attachment_22765" align="aligncenter" width="550"]Mina & Homer Mina and Homer Aparicio[/caption]

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Naturally, Hedy, Audrey and I became friends with the Aparicio kids.  There were eleven of them!  Talk about fun - Diana and Lizzie were closest in age, but Nick (aka Nickie One Time), Ernie, and Alfred hung out with us too.  Lizzie sent me this picture of all of kids at Garner State Park.  Looks to be around 1973.  (I remember that red checked top - go figure)

. Aparicio Garner Park

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So now, the fourth generation of Aparicios and McMullens are friends.  Taylor (Audrey's oldest) and 'lil Homer (Homer's grandson) are buddies in the horse industry.  Just goes to show that apples don't fall far from the tree.

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Aparicio skirt & Catalina top

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For Double D Ranch's Spring collection, I wanted to honor these generations of friendships and those friends that are no longer with us.  Homer, Mina and all the Aparicios, this one's for you.

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