We remember the great Sara Montiel! She was born in Spain on this day in 1928 and died in 2013.
As a kid, I recall my two grandmothers humming “La Violetera,” a song made very popular by Sara Montiel. One sang the song when she was in the kitchen, while the other would look at me and sing this song! It’s one of those “abuela moments” that we all remember. One died in 1970 and buried in Ciego de Avila, my mother’s hometown. My other abuela did leave Cuba and is buried in Texas.
Let me dedicate this one to my late “Abuelas.” I think that they will love my salute to Sarita Montiel.