The month of May is the time when Spring comes after the April showers. The celebrations begin around Cinco de Mayo which is the day that Mexicans remember winning over the Battle of Puebla against the French. In addition, Mother’s Day is always celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Then Cecilia Acosta Ruiz has a birthday on May 15th, when her children, family members, church friends, and past co-workers invite Cezi out to eat and give her a surprise birthday party, only for her and her friends. May for Cezi Acosta means that her Grandchildren and her three children and in-laws, Anthony and Diane, Jeff and Jean Dora, and John and Jo-Donna are going to be around her house with her brother Gilbert Ruiz and his retarded daughter Rebecca. Cezi also expects her nieces from Uvalde, Texas, and her sister Bertha also sends friends from San Antonio, Texas to visit her and give her lodging cash money while they stay in Villa Park, DuPage County, Illinois USA.

Cezi’s father Mr. Ruiz Sr. was a miner by trade who worked in the mining camps in Texas and across the Mexican border in the Southwest. When Cezi was a young woman, she used to take lunch to her father Mr. Ruiz Sr. who was working at the mining camp. Mr. Ruiz Sr. was married three times and begot several children “Chicho”, Bertha, Cecilia, Gilbert, Gloria, and Arthur who have been siblings.

Later in her life, Cezi Acosta became a widow who was married to the late Herman Acosta who was abused and suffered from physical injuries which caused his death, following a beating on the streets of Addison in DuPage County, while Cezi was working. The late Herman Acosta was a former Army military veteran and employee at the U.S. Department of Labor, Kluczynski Building located at 230 S. Dearborn Street in Chicago, Illinois 60604 USA.

Several years ago, Cecilia Acosta Ruiz worked the night shift in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois. After working late at night in Aurora, she was driving home one evening when she drove past a red light and collided with another motor vehicle with three passengers. This auto accident caused a multiple collision in Aurora and left Cezi Acosta as a survivor with permanent disability. Cezi Acosta suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and takes medication.

The last Wednesday in April 2013, Cezi told me that she was taking her car to the mechanic for maintenance and appraisal under warranty to replace worn out auto parts. Cezi asked me to help her clean the garage which contained her family’s old memorabilia, her husband’s military souvenirs, her children’s collectibles, and her grandchildren’s toys in Villa Park, DuPage County, Illinois. When she dropped me off on Villa Avenue by the PACE Bus Stop, Cezi was on her way to her daughter’s Jo-Donna house to pick up her U.S. mail , since Jo-Donna and her husband John McCarthy had moved away to Maryland and the east coast near Pennsylvania where both their children Sara and Eric McCarthy are attending college at Juniatta College.

Cezi Acosta has not called me by telephone for months and years now, even when she has mobile cellular service and a home telephone in Villa Park, DuPage County, Illinois. Sometimes, Cezi leaves her mobile phone at home and forgets to take her Illinois Driver’s License with her when she goes out for a quick drive.

During the summer, her youngest sister Gloria visits Cezi and brings friends with her to DuPage County, Illinois. When Cezi invites Gloria and her friends, she is always very busy for days, while her sister’s visit.