If you grew up Latino, there are probably a few things about your childhood experience you can’t forget; like ​you will get a traffic ticket if you leave the indoor car light on because it is illegal. Or that Vicks VapoRub cures everything including cancer! “Hay comida en la casa” and it’s always healthier than restaurant food. Restaurants serve puro mugrero as if nothing in our kitchen is not processed food. Or if you misbehave, La Llorona or El Cuco is going to get you. What are your favorite things that you look back on now and realize how insane our parents or grandparents were about them? Let’s talk about it… #letstalkaboutit

Oscar Garza: “If you play with your body, you’ll go blind.”

Norma Sanchez Martinez: “Grandma used to tell me if we chew gum after midnight we would chew dead people’s bones, and playing cards were for the devil.”

Chris Castillo: “Every ache, ponte vicks. Don’t go swimming after you eat. Don’t walk under the ladder. Ear ache, put the newspaper and the fire.That could’ve burned the house down but it worked!”

Yvette Jimenez Apodaca: “If it was sunny and raining at the same time…the devil was fighting with his wife.”

Manny Santana Montilla: “If it was sunny and raining at the same time a witch was getting married was the story I got.”

Diana Laque Irias: “My Grandfather Victor , when you would cut yourself he would say in Spanish :sigue llorando y te van a salir las tripas,, thru the cut.”

Fernando Tafoya: ‘Ponte la campana.”

Stacie Jo Reyes; ‘Don’t eat fish and milk together because you’ll get sick. You can’t take a shower in a storm because lightning will strike the house and kill you.”

Gregorio De La Paz: “Chancla. The mighty hammer.”

Roy Cruz: “Sangre de Chango.”

Manny Santana Montilla: “Don’t mix orange juice with milk. Don’t bathe after eating, don’t go in the fridge while sweating or your face will freeze in place. And a host of crap that put me in uncomfortable positions in the outside world lol.. They makes for good memories.”

Noel Tello “Rubbing my entire body with an egg because I had “El Ojo.” Always seemed and still seems like witchcraft to me.”

David Nava; “My welita would say estas empachado which I guess was constipation. She had me lay face down on the bed and she would pull on the loose skin on the lower back lifting me off the bed. Ouch.”

Ralph Tello: “7up cures the flu and cancer.”

Leon Gaytan: “If you saw a dog doing do-do, you get crossed eye.”