I'm very sorry to hear of Via's condition; Mom had the same. I send my love and will keep her in my prayers. I am sorry to hear that Uncle Carlos passed. I'm beginning to recall having met him while we were visiting Luis in California during the 1960s; I think we stayed in the Santa Ana area when we visited. I believe Luis was living in that area in the 1960s. I believe the last time I saw Luis was in the 1980s and that's the last time I saw him in Texas.
When you told me your birth date, it helped to jog my memory. I may even have a picture of you as a kid; a number of old photos were found amongst my mother's possessions a few years ago, and some were given to me. As I mentioned earlier, I have posted many of the pictures on Snapfish after scanning them into my computer. Once I revisit the site to make sure the pictures are still there, I will send you a link to the album. Unfortunately, the pictures aren't organized and there are no names of people on them. In fact, many times I'm not sure who the people are in some of the photos. Hopefully we will be able to talk some day and try to decipher whose images are in the photographs. Of course, I do recognize those with my siblings and my parents.
FYI - Off the top of my head, I Think I have one of Fidel and one of Tió Lionel. Most are my immediate family, But I will go into my Snapfish account and try to organize them better before sending you the link to my family album. Sam
P.S. I forgot to mention that my son and I visited SoCal this past July. Wish I'd known you lived out that way so we could have met with you.