When Luz Comacho was a little girl she had a penchant for eating small spoonfuls of molasses as a special treat. She liked to sing along to the “La Cucaracha” with her friends. Luz was pulled out of school before even completing an elementary education so that she could help take care of her family. Depsite her parents not seeing the value of school, Luz grew up to be smart as a whip with a quick mouth always ready to crack a joke or lovingly tease. She could have had anyone on the Island she wanted. Julio Pagan was one of seventeen children and his parents made moonshine in the backyard. He didn’t grow up with much, but he came away with a playful disposition and a habit of making music out of anything. Although they grew up on an Island less than 100 miles long, these two Puerto Rican kids wouldn’t encounter one another until they came to work in a factory in New York City. Julio pursued Luz relentlessly. She rebuffed him as he was younger and known as a casanova around the block. After time he won her over and they made a life for themselves in Washington Heights, eventually returning to Puerto Rico later in life.