The L. A. News
Writer: Christina Gross
A Change in Tradition?
The Death of Arturo Flores
Date of Birth: 8/27/1928
City/State in which he died: Brooklyn, New York
Date of Death: 11/4/2013
Arturo Flores, 85, of Brooklyn died on Monday. He was one of seven sons that lived on a countryside in Puerto Rico. Arturo loved being around books ever since birth and because of that his mother decided to send him to school. He attended high school in Mayaguez where he graduated at the top of his class.
Arturo was a bright man that went on to be a teacher in the mountain village where he grew up. He remained at the school until he was drafted into war. The general made him clean bathrooms and mop floors because he wanted to teach the soldiers how to read. Afterwards, he got sick and was sent to a nursing home in Brooklyn, New York where he died of old age.
He was survived by his daughter and his grandson who was named after him.
A viewing will be held at 6 pm on Friday at the Green Family Funeral Home. Burial will be held at 2 pm on Saturday at the Oakland Cemetery.
I have a problem. I really like this girl that works at a hardware store in town. Every Wednesday at around 6:00 in the morning I bring her flowers. The flowers are from my garden that I tend to every week. I watch her from across the street at the Big Boy restaurant while I'm eating breakfast. In the winter, I take my flowers inside and plant them in a special plant container. I really care about her and I don't know what to do. Should I confess my feelings for her? -DESPERATE AT THE BIG BOY
You may want to start off slowly. There is no need to rush. Maybe one day after breakfast you can work up the courage to just walk over and say hello. The next time you should try to make a little bit more conversation. Once you have gotten comfortable with doing this you can casually walk up to her and ask her. Once again don't rush it! You should do it when you are comfortable and ready to ask her out.