Category Archives: Fiestas

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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Let’s all go to the fair!

Monday was “Free for Geezers Day” at the Yellowstone County Fair.  For all of you who don’t speak AARP, geezer is defined as anyone over 62 whether you have gray hair or not.  “Free for Geezers Day” is kind of … Continue reading

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Our Spiritual – and Spirited – Summer Thursday Nights at St. John’s

Despite the weather and the date on the calendar, summer for us doesn’t officially begin until the advent of St. John’s Summer Concert Series in Billings in early July.  This retirement and nursing home community has as its mission to … Continue reading

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Pepe’s Adoption Day Party

You all know about the famous Pepe Z.; right?  My gender-identify-confused, has-to-stay-on-Prozac pussycat?  Well, about a month ago, some of my friends and I had a little adoption day party for him.  Yep, the first anniversary of Pepe’s adoption and … Continue reading

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Neon, Nectar, and a Guitar-Pickin’ Knight

This past Friday night, at the invitation of our No-Blood-Kin Cuzzin Al Cooper, we headed south to Red Lodge, Mt to spend an evening listening to this guitar-pickin’ knight – the revered Reverend Al – perform at Snow Creek Saloon. Now I’ve … Continue reading

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What’s New, Pussycat?

One of my least favorite Woody Allen movies is “What’s New Pussycat?“.   But, boy, the title is catchy; isn’t it?  And, ye gods, what a come down for Peter O’Toole from “Lawrence of Arabia”! However, this is not about … 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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Tlahualiles, Sahuayo, July 2012

So, six gringas went to fiesta in Sahuayo……it sounds like the beginning of a joke; right?  But there really is no punchline, although I’m sure that my faithful readers can come up with one and somehow I think it’s gonna … Continue reading

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La Macuca y sus Potrillos, Sahuayo, Michocan Tlahualiles parade, July 2012

While my friend Kathi and I were wandering the streets of Sahuayo, Michocan, Mexico on the morning of 25 July 2012, we [almost literally] stumbled upon this fine assortment of livestock and their handlers: Now, looking at the light brown … Continue reading

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