Sorry for the late reply. I agree that it would be nice to know if we were related. I know we have to have a lot of cousins out there, finding them is the problem. I sure would LOVE to find family from the Martinez side. I'm thinking that if Rafael (your father) was from Cerritos. It is VERY possible that we are related but we'd have to find the link. the Jose Martinez I have mention died here in Houston in the late 1960's from a head injury.
My Mom remembers someone in the family that worked for Coca-Cola in Cerritos. I'm still looking so keep me posted if you find out anything else. My regular email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks