#225 Maria Ramos' Mexican Set

Acquired 1999

Maria Ramos was a first-time employee after we moved our plant from Turlock to Modesto. Being very shy and quiet, she didn't seem to participate much in the family- unity feeling of all the employees. Her grandmother died in Mexico, and she asked to leave her job a few days before the actual end of the season to go to the funeral in Mexico! I didn't realize she even comprehended that I had such a collection and yet, even in her quiet demeanor, she was very aware and thought enough of me to honor me with this beautiful 13-piece nativity set from Mexico. The set is brown toned even with colored pastel hues in it. Added to the collection, April 2000.