Rose recalled how her mom would buy the bones of a slaughtered pig, and cooked them with soup. I believe the soup is called Bulalo
. Sometimes there would be some vegetables but for the most part it would be just bones that hardly have meat and skin on them. (Unlike the affluent version that has chunks of meat on it.) There would be some bone marrow depending on which part you got. Growing up poor, it was all they could afford but they all enjoyed the soup.