Tuesday, October 3, 2017

  SHERYL HAIG-PETERSON

Serves the good Lord above that’s showering her with a lot of blessings
History of Old Peoria is so interesting, admires remarkable information
Eras of jewelry she collected are trully amazing, shares stories about them
Regarded grandmother so high for all the jewelry she treasured all her life
Years were spent, learned the beautiful, tropical and welcoming Hawaii
Loves animals like cats, rabbits, sheep and lambs that make her happy

History of own family, admires relatives’ precious and sweet moments
Archaeology and numerous old books she enjoyed reading with passion
Interested in Victorian jewelry and many antique kinds of collectibles
Gardens with beautiful and colorful flowers are pleasing and gorgeous

Patterns of quilt, cottages, and adorable designs for warm blankets
Enjoyed work in Serials, Special Collections and Reference Departments
Tea pots of different designs and enjoyed tea time with Anna Marshall
Especial attention given to Bradley students needing research materials
Reference Desk duties at the Bradley University Library is challenging
Sincere wife and happily married to Doug for ten years in Peoria, IL.
Only son’s name is Jacob and loves him very much with all her heart
Never will she forget the many happy years at Cullom-Davis Library

                                    Enjoy your retirement!!!!!


     October 3, 2017 Laura B. Corpuz * laurabc@fsmail.bradley.edu

Thursday, June 15, 2017

ANITA A. MACPHEE


                      ANITA A. MACPHEE

Artistic, creative, imaginative, and thinks of anything that’s pretty
Nurtured her only son, Scott, and guided him to be successful in life
Intricate works can be seen in all her shirt, dress, and gown sewing
Treasures her good old friends and treats new friends like shining gold
Accommodating and happy lady who makes you feel so comfortable

Avails herself when she is needed by her family, friends, and relatives

Many hours were spent teaching cultural dances to many FASCI members
Always anxious to see her grandson especially at Christmas and holidays
Choir member in her church and directs the Peoria Santo Niño Choir Group
Party is always lively when present for she adds laughter to make it more fun
Handicraft work is one of her favorite hobbies that displays a lot of her skills
Enjoyed making her little nieces look more beautiful when they were young
Engineering is her profession and she worked for CILCO for several years

               FASCI (Filipino-American Society of Central Illinois)
                          By: Laura B.Corpuz   - June 7, 2013

    

Friday, March 24, 2017

BALATBAT CLAN REUNION 2017

BALATBAT CLAN REUNION 2017

Boys and girls, young and old, everyone present is very beauteous
Always ready to perform, sing, dance or recite poem are desirous
Laughter, fun, games, stories told to family are really hilarious
A number of family members to meet relatives are quite anxious
Tender is the roasted pig, chicken, fish, vegetables are very delicious
Bountiful are foods set on the table that are all good and sumptuous
Array of scrumptious sweet desserts, ice cream, and lots of mangoes
Totally complete satisfaction of those that felt event is victorious


Camaraderie forms when other cousins make bonding very gracious
Lovingly approach by cute little ones with smiles that are luminous
Amazing and coordinated participation in program are fantabulous
Numerous displays on the stage and old photos are truly wondrous

Registrants enjoy the friendship, caressing atmosphere, time precious
Excitements of those with prizes and Easter Eggs are really obvious
Uplifting are the stories told by family members are just marvelous
Nice and warm weather made the reunion very successful and joyous
Inspired by the happy and tight family relationship, super prestigious
Overjoyed by the attendance of those from distant places, so fabulous
Never was a dull moment with the energetic children that are gorgeous

By: Laura Balatbat Corpuz * jollybc2@gmail.com * March 19, 2017





Monday, October 10, 2016

          ROWENA D. STONER

          R-adiant is your attractive face with very bright smiles all the time
          O-verjoyed is amazing family, Jack, Anna Marie, Jennifer Lynn
          W-onderful personality welcomes everyone with wide open arms
          E-nergetic and loves working at Cullinan Properties in Peoria, IL.
          N-ieces, nephews, relatives highly regard and treat you with respect
          A-nxious and excited about the life ahead of her family on the go

          D-elightful and gorgeous FASCI model and a long-time member

          S-isterly attitude to Alma, Arlene, Chat, Cindy, Connie, Donna, Elvie
          T-rue friend to Evelyn, Gina, Jhossana, Leta, Lodgita, Lolita, Lucy
          O-pens heart to Marissa, Nerissa, Nena, Ofie, Razelle, Roe, Sarah, Sheila
          N-ice, courteous to Ernie, Rene, and male Filipino staff at Par-A-Dice
          E-njoys colleagues and all family members’ professional achievements
          R-ejoiced and thanked God for the awesome, adventurous trip to Korea
            

                        Happy 50th Birthday from Ric and Laura Corpuz * 9-8-16

Friday, October 7, 2016

          PRISCILLA  M  RAMOS

P-riscilla, an ancient Roman name, meaning passionate and compassionate
R-aised by parents Paul and Marie Paulson on a huge farm in North Dakota
I-nspired by the good music played by the famous “Royal Filipino Orchestra”
S-weet smiles attracted Phil when band played in Peoria after World War II
C-ooked lafse, crub and baked bread, angel food cake, and sweet cream puffs
I-ntimate, friendly, amiable, approachable, caring woman all her happy life
L-eisure times made fun by watching stage plays, movies, ball room dancing
L-oves and enjoys the company of co-workers, relatives, and Filipino friends
A longtime member of FASCI and attends St. Paul Lutheran church

M-arian, Hebrew name that means “Star of the Sea” and “Grace” in Latin

R-eminisces exciting experiences of travels in the Caribbean, Hawaii and Europe
A-merican flag was donated by VFW Post 814 Women Auxiliary, Peoria, IL.
M-aria and Amy performed cultural dances and Jason a FASCI board member
O-verjoyed by achievements of Phil Ramos II, Rose Pasquel and grandchildren
S-incere Post Office staff, Tone Master Manufacturing Co. and Art’s Hot Tamales
           
 FASCI (Filipino-American Society of Central Illinois) By: Laura B. Corpuz * jollybc2@gmail.com * 4/1/15


Thursday, September 29, 2016

                        PASKO

Sa bandang silangan ay may natanawan
Talang maliwag sa atin ay patnubay
Ang lahat ng landas na ating daraanan
Liwanag ng tala ang ating susundan.

Ito ay nakaturo sa munting sabsaban
Ng sanggol na tutubos sa sanlibutan
Ang Birhen Maria kay Hesus ang nagsilang
Sa tabi ni Josep na amang mapagmahal.

Pasko ang tawag sa dakilang araw na ito
Maligayang maligaya ang lahat ng tao
May handa si Ninang, si Lola, at si Lolo
Hinihintay tayo upang magsalu-salo.

Laura B. Corpuz, Nov. 13, 2009
        Jollybc2@gmail.com

          
               PASKO NA NAMAN!

Pasko ay araw na pinakahihintay-hintay
Ang lahat ng tao ay nagmamahalan
Sapagka’t si Jesus sa ngayon ay isinilang
Kagalakang lubos ang dulot niya sa bayan
O talang maningning sa tatlong hari’y sumubaybay

Nang makita nila ang hamak na sabsaban
Anak na sanggol kalong ng Birheng mahal

Napaligiran sila ng mga hayop sa parang
Ang lahat ng pastol at mga tupa ay nagpugay
Mahimbing ang sanggol sa Inang kandungan
Awit ng mga angel ay masayang pakinggan
Nagdiriwang ang madla dahil “Pasko na Naman.”

This is an acrostic style of writing poems

Laura B. Corpuz, Nov. 13, 2009
Jollybc2@gmail.com


(These were used in Topeka, Kansas last Christmas 2009)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

                      NENITA TUDTUD JHEE

           Nice, charismatic and appealing woman of Talamban, Cebu City
          Excited to go to Manila at age 15 to take up medicine at UST
          Noble in her words, thoughts, and very cautious in her actions
          Inspired by loving parents Eduvigio and Anatolia Tudtud
         Talent, time, pressure, and ultimate dream, she studied seriously
          Affectionate love of Dr. Won Jhee made them tie the knots

         Together with the happy family, Marianne, Joseph, and Jeffrey
         Upbringing of parents was remarkable resulting to their success
          Dedicated to her profession, treated all patients with tender care
          Totally adores her very active, cute, growing four grandchildren
          Unique symbols of faith is a chapel and trail named “Sto. Niño
          Devoted Catholic and a long-time member of St. Jude church

          Joyfully tills a Filipino garden of fruity and green leafy vegetables
          Harmonious life of family makes her kiss and hug grandchildren
          Everybody loves Nenita for integrity and splendid personality
          Entertains all guests and meets them with very own sweet smiles

            September 17, 2016  Happy 70th Birthday!  
                          Love, Ric and Laura Corpuz