Author archives: Evan Archilla

Remembering Uncle Gus

I don’t remember the first time I met my Great-Uncle Gus. My mother, I’m sure, will never forget. It was the mid-70s and Gus, like many in the pre-WWII generation, was still a smoker. Gus (and, of course, Elmer, who by that time had been a part of our family for so long, he’d earned his own “Uncle” moniker) was in Dallas for a family visit. On this particular occasion, […]