Historical, cultural, and social contexts of a migrant Philippine family in the 20th century. This collection of biographies is divided into three books. The first is the life story of my grandfather, and his experiences which spanned the greater part of the 20th century. The second is about his first wife, my beloved grandmother, and their 12 children. The third is about my grandfather’s second wife and their seven children. Each chapter places the individual within the greater context of Philippine and American history.