Category Archives: Celebrations

Night and Day

Waking in the morning here has a different feel than waking in the night. The sounds change. The roosters can be crowing anytime after 3:00 a.m. – not necessarily a harbinger of dawn – but the birds wait for a … Continue reading

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High on High School

We take education for granted in my circles. We expect our children to finish high school and (hopefully) get some higher education – enough to help them in their future lives and careers. It’s the norm. This last week, though,  I celebrated … Continue reading

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A Summer Trip

July is not my chosen time to come to Mexico. Only the High School graduation of a courtesy granddaughter has brought me to this hot, humid, and rainy place. The bright side is seeing the people I love. When I … Continue reading

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Fiesta Forever

It’s great to be invited to a fiesta in a Mexican village. Whether it is a wedding, a the Presentación for a child who turns three, or a Quinceañera, for the girl who turns 15, the excitement is palpable. I am fortunate … Continue reading

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Un Projecto

There’s excitement in the pueblo. In the second year of a three-year project, the government is providing supplies and education for improvements around the village. Last year it included composting toilets and more efficient chimineas (which explains the new street-side … Continue reading

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Dancing in the Streets

There’s a lot of news in a village. A woman gets a new dress. A young person begins walking out with a boy from the next pueblo. A young man is getting a divorce from his bride chosen from a … Continue reading

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And Another Big Day

Another exciting day!  I actually set my alarm for this one.  (It was horrible.) Today was the Pez Vela 2012.  A big event for this town.  Car doors were slamming and horns honking well before daylight as the local fishermen … Continue reading

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Saturday is a BIG Day!

Two parades in one day, Oh My! Well, that’s if you count the first one, which was really a political rally on the road.  Jorge, a man running for the Preliminary, gathered his followers for a Saturday morning showing of … Continue reading

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El Dia de Los Reyes

I’ve been fortunate to be here for a lot of different holidays.  This is a first for Dia de Los Reyes,  which is celebrated on January 6, the 12th day of Christmas. I have pieced together different facets of the … Continue reading

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Celebration for a Child

Having made profuse apologies for missing the fiesta, (I later learned was actually for the sister of the young girls who invited me), I decided to attend the next one. There was a bit of self-interest involved. First of all, … Continue reading

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