Paz Borja Escal and Angel Escal
Manila, The Phillipines
Submitted by Granddaughter, Kristel Escal
My living legends are my grandparents. My grandmother is soft-spoken with a beautiful smile. She cooked the best rice. Grandfather was strict and yet he makes the funniest jokes. They live in the Philippines and raised 7 children. My grandmother was a teacher while my grandfather was a farmer. Although they were poor, they managed to raise them well and send them all to college. They also took care of us while we were teenagers. The most important thing I learned from them is the value of passion and hard work.
They have been married for more than 60 years. Through them, I have witnessed what unconditional love against all odds. They survived typhoons, death of family members, you name it, but through it all, they remained faithful to each other.