Tag Archives: Christmas

Final Preparations for the Posada for the Nestipac Ancianos are Underway

Phyllis, Kathi, and I are preparing for the Christmas posada for the old folks in Nestipac, Jocotepec, Jalisco, which is to take place this upcoming Wednesday, 11 December 2013.  Kathi has done an inordinate amount of work on this since … Continue reading

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Christmas Stroll

About 22 miles to the south of us, nestled up against the foothills of the Beartooth Mountains, is the town of Red Lodge, our county seat.  The town was established in 1884 and before that had a long history of … Continue reading

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Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle….the Mexican Way

Quite some time ago, I wrote about some of the ways that Mexicans reuse, repurpose, and recycle (http://bigskysouthernsky.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/recycle-reuse-reduce-repurpose/).  And more recently I’ve been writing about our drive to collect used warm clothing for the old folks in my neighboring barrio … Continue reading

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Bringing in the Sheaves….or at least the clothing

When I was a kid and still attending church, I loved hymns.  Not all of them, but a lot of them.  And one of my favorites was “Bringing in the Sheaves,” although, honestly, I thought for a long time that … Continue reading

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Thinking about the Ancianos

I know it’s only mid-October, but some of my friends and I have begun to think about what to do this year for the old folks (ancianos) of Nextipac, Jalisco.  Nextipac (also spelled Nestipac) is one of the poorer areas … Continue reading

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The little chimenea that could.

Yesterday, December 25, 2011, I had six friends over for Christmas dinner.  A pitch in, as always!  We’re all decent cooks….and a couple are really good….so it was great, also as always.  After our meal of ham and sweet potato … Continue reading

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The Nestipac Ancianos Posada

This was it!  Today was the day!  December 21st, the day of the Posada [Christmas party] for the old folks of Nestipac, the next pueblo over from me.   You know, the one I’ve written about before.  It was a lovely … Continue reading

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Los Ancianos de Nextipac

On Friday, 2 December 2011, I got together with some other folks who are involved in the gift giving celebration for the old folks [los ancianos] of the little pueblo next to me [Nestipac].  Our job…if that’s what you can … Continue reading

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Old Folks and Orphans

There are a lot of old folks and orphans in our area of Lake Chapala and throughout Mexico.  From the perspective of a gringa from the United States, there are a rather startling number of kids in orphanages around here.  And … Continue reading

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Experience is what you get

  Well, it’s done.  Apparently, all of us lived through Christmas, but not without a few dings and dents along the way, at least in my case.  On Christmas Day, I hosted a dinner at my house in Jocotepec for six … Continue reading

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