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Nov 26, 2023Β·edited Nov 26, 2023Liked by Camilo Moreno-Salamanca

Camilo! You brought back so many shared memories! And the reason for them. As you described them I recalled being "there". Only "there" wasn't there. And it wasn't Black Friday. It was Boxing Day in London. But the reasons and memories of immigrant "making it" were the same: scrimping and saving for special gifts for family, a 10GBP tea set from Harrods, a Bally set of maroon knee-high boots πŸ‘’ that I wore for 15 years! But most special in this piece was the memory of that relay line. Mum and I are laughing at the memories you resurfaced! Thanks.

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Nov 27, 2023Liked by Camilo Moreno-Salamanca

"When you have to rebuild your life like my family did when we emigrated from Colombia, you learn to celebrate all the little wins; the worries that no longer seemed mortal, the indulgences that no longer seemed luxuries." Would love to hear more about this one day.

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Camilo! This is so beautiful. I've never experienced the Black Friday madness but I know a glimpse of it now - or more than a glimpse since you've shared not just the Puma stories but also the green apron mafia ones. So thankful to have you, my friend.

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