My sister and I spent an afternoon with our Tata, who is 96, and he told us stories about Orange County in the 20s-30s-40s. My favorite was when my great-grandmother sold her homemade tamales to Clara Bow. My Grandma Nica's tamales were famous and to make the masa she would grind her own corn meal on the floor of the kitchen. Tata said no one has been able to recreate her tamales which makes me so sad. Clara Bow was so lucky.