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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Aug 3, 2008 – Fireworks are a way of life here in Mexico. Most of them are the really noisy kind, but sometimes there are displays that are quite beautiful.

In June, our town of San Juan Cosala and all other towns with San Juan in their names celebrated the saint’s day for Saint John the Baptist. This was preceded by nearly two weeks of loud fireworks, often late at night or very early in the morning. We foreigners tend to grumble to each other about all the racket, and I even know Mexicans who don’t like the noise. For myself, I found it easier to accept the noise when I learned that the traditional purpose is said to be getting God’s attention. Hey, I work on that myself, though way more quietly!

Kelly went down to the plaza on the night of the pretty fireworks and got some photos. I combined some of them here:

Mexican fireworks photo collage

mxnfireworks-womenst This design is on t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc., at my Cafepress store. This is a nifty website, where you can sign up for an account at no charge (or a modest charge if you use, as I do, the premium account) and upload your photos or artwork. They can be put on several dozen different items such a various t-shirts (including an organic cotton one), sweatshirts, note cards, etc., which you or others can then buy. They are quickly manufactured when someone orders them. Very cool… I have been using this for other websites of mine, but plan to add a bunch of Mexican t-shirts over time!

2 Comments from the old blog:
  • At August 04, 2008 6:07 PM,  Rosana Hart said…

    Deleting a comment from a Chinese fireworks salesman!

  • At October 28, 2008 11:30 AM,  bordersaside said…

    Around here they are constantly shooting off the loud boom kind. They shoot them off as late as 1am sometimes and as early as 6am. I still dont understand it, my husband says the people who shoot them off are celebrating something. But at 6am who wants to celebrate by shooting off loud fireworks. Its funny because he doesn’t even notice them most of the time. I joke with him and tell him that in the old westerns when you see the Mexicans shooting their guns in street that this never really happened but some confused American heard the fire works all the time and thought it was guns. :)

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