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Mexicans - Mexico with Heart
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A Quick Update

In 2010, we moved back to the small town in Colorado that I never stopped missing while we lived in Mexico. Now I sometimes miss Mexico, but I wouldn't travel as freely as we did when we were there, camping out in remote areas and so forth.

Mexico today is in a period of change, and in many ways it is more dangerous now. That said, I have plenty of American friends who still live there very happily, just taking a few more precautions than they did in the past.

Just to say!

Rosana

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Jan. 1, 2009 – The title above is a translation of an article in El Charal, the weekly Lake Chapala newspaper.  In this article, a dozen people were asked about “las esperanzas de un año nuevo.” I enjoyed reading their comments. Several men were here in Mexico for the holidays and would be returning soon […]

Dec. 7, 2008 – This week two of my Mexican friends told me stories that date back to their girlhoods. One of my friends grew up in Guadalajara. She always loved it when her grandmother came to stay with the family. The older lady was so sweet and gentle. One day, when her grandmother was […]


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June 10, 2008 — Recently my friend Suzanne Forrest, who lives in Ajijic, had quite an adventure when she went to the charming mountain town of Tapalpa. Here it is in her words, with her permission: Do you remember the old rhyme that starts “for want of a nail, the shoe was lost?’”  Well, the […]


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June 18, 2008 — Yesterday I  had the opportunity to go to a baby shower for a young Mexican woman I know. The printed invitations requested punctuality, so I turned up at 4:15 for a 4 PM event and was still the first guest to arrive. The pregnant woman wasn’t there yet, as it was […]


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March 18, 2008 – A Mexican friend of mine went to Soriana in nearby Chapala the other day. It’s a box store with a large parking lot, and there are always several guys there washing cars while you shop. We often get our car washed there. When one of the men asked her if he […]

May 9, 2006 — Yesterday Kelly and I went out in the afternoon, in our little Toyota motorhome, Cando, which is our only vehicle here. We drove across San Juan Cosala to Ruben’s restaurant, right next door to the big hot spring the town is famous for. I had been to Ruben’s last week for […]

March 19, 2005 — A couple of weeks ago we bought a can of varnish in Ezequial Montes, the county seat for Bernal, where we’re living. Out of several paint stores on the highway, the one we happened to walk into was owned by a very friendly couple, Luis and Andrea Estrella. Luis speaks excellent […]

March 30, 2005. — Yesterday evening Kelly and I walked across the small Mexican town where we have rented a house, to appear at the door of a Mexican family we know. The invitation was for supper, and we’d been told to come at seven. “Mexican style or American style?” I had asked when we […]


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Kelly has been a professional photographer and he is quite comfortable taking pictures in many situations where I would be way too embarrassed. But the other day, he snapped a picture of some women in a marketplace and noticed that one of them cringed a bit. That got his creativity going. Since our digital camera […]

December 2004. — One of the most wonderful things about being in Mexico is the kindness of Mexicans. Kelly and I were talking about this at dinner last night, and he said, “It’s really striking — the gentle, kind friendless, often mixed with some curiosity.” We talked about how open the faces of many teenagers […]

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