Life of Luxury

Back to reality and the life of luxury to which I have grown accustomed. I learned several things about myself from my travels around Kenya some years ago: I am not a missionary, and small luxuries are mandatory. Hot water on demand, paved roads, and commodes to sit upon are not frills in my book,… Continue reading Life of Luxury

Three Kings Day

Three Kings Day Celebration in Mexico

Three Kings Day is when kids in Mexico celebrate Christmas, and it is the day when expectations are high and presents are opened. I recently volunteered at a Three Kings Day fundraising event for the construction of a cistern at a village school, and the kids from the community, ages 6-12, who attend this 3… Continue reading Three Kings Day Celebration in Mexico

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Children in the Easter Pageantry

The Easter celebration in San Miguel continued throughout the week with parades, altars, and statues. I thought I would share some photos of the children who often led the parades scattering flowers ahead of statues of the Virgin Mother Mary and Jesus.          

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Pull Up a Seat

I can’t get near a playground swing without wanting to jump into the seat and begin my ascent and descent thrill. I want to go as high as I can, then, I get scared and worry that I may go over the top. But the anticipation is addictive. Find more seat pictures at https://xingfumama.blog/pull-up-a-seat/  


A Family That Prays Together

Attending church isn’t a routine I embrace, but hey, the kid asked, and I said yes. Exiting the house I gulped, my eyes darting from the parked car in the driveway to the teenage boy beside me. What do I do, get in the car or backtrack and renege on my word? I stopped before… Continue reading A Family That Prays Together

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Smiles Around the Globe

From around the globe I found smiling people, all ages, all colors, all languages. Here are a few pictures I have taken in China, Kenya and Mexico as part of the Daily Post Photo Challenge with the prompt of ‘Smile’. See many more happy folks at https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/smile/                                                      

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Street Scenes of San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico is not my ‘hometown’, but I have adopted this lovely city where I can live for several months each year. I’m showing various pictures of the sights that greet me each day as I roam the streets of SMA. See much more at https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/ Parroquia De San Miguel Archangel    … Continue reading Street Scenes of San Miguel de Allende

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Women of the World

The Travel Theme Challenge is all about women this week, and here are pictures of women doing what women around the world do: cook, feed, care, create, play, smile, question, and bravely live their lives. Find more great shots at: https://wheresmybackpack.com/2017/03/11/travel-theme-woman/    

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Howdy Doody Time–SoCS

Hey Kids, What Time Is It? And if you grew up in the late 40’s and through out the 50’s, you knew the answer: It’s Howdy Doody Time. This week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday calls for writing about any word that starts with ‘ho’. That opens a lot of possibilities, but the one that comes to mind from long… Continue reading Howdy Doody Time–SoCS

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Where’s the Demand for Sidewalks?

Sidewalks. Most towns have them, and at one time most residents insisted on them. But, maybe that was before people stopped walking to and from place to place, and instead get in their cars to drive 3 blocks to the grocery store. Sidewalks were considered a necessity in early day America since walking in the streets was a muddy,… Continue reading Where’s the Demand for Sidewalks?