By Lupita P. Gonzales
For the Optic
Having celebrated his 90th birthday in September, Pete J. Bustamante can look back on having a fulfilled life. Now the military veteran is under the care of his son and namesake, Peter, who left his job as an elementary school counselor in Belen in 2014 to watch over his father.
Admittedly, the elder Bustamante’s physical activity has slowed down — “mostly watching TV and gardening,” he said, wistfully. But it wasn’t always that way.