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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As I mentioned some weeks ago, I’ve started going sometimes to St. Andrew’s, an Anglican church in Riberas del Pilar, between Ajijic and Chapala. Someone had introduced me to Catherine Saucedo my first time there, and when she learned that we lived in the same town, she invited me to come by sometime.

Well, then they were away for a while, and then the big waterspout storm was upon us. I wondered about their home, and almost a week after the storm, Kelly and I went by and had a nice visit with them. Mel is a Bishop in the Anglican church and he and Catherine met many years ago when he came to the United States for seminary. He’s been instrumental in the development of St. Andrew’s — here’s a page about the history of St. Andrew’s which mentions him several times.

We talked about ways the church community can help the people of San Juan Cosala, the solar hot water system they’ve had installed in their home after having had one 40 years ago in Guadalajara, and various other topics. Their home had not been damaged, though there had been mud in the streets.

It was a real pleasure to get to know them better! I’ve met some other interesting people lately too. San Juan Cosala is taking on a richer texture of relationships for me as this happens.

1 Comment from the old blog:

  • At October 01, 2007 3:18 AM,  Smithburg said…

    It is so helpful to be able to read your blog along with some of the others to understand more of what is going on in San Juan Cosala’. I wanted to share with you that I found 138 photos on flickr.com of San Juan Cosala’ taken by a man who had lived here and was visiting his parents. They are a local Mexican family. They live right across from my in-laws home in San Juan. Ruben’s photos are at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/49882128@N00/sets/72157602062311039/
    You can click on ‘view as slideshow’ in the upper right area of the page also.
    I have a blog with one focus in mind: A listing of links of photos, news, and info about San Juan Cosala’. It is very short. The links are on the right side. Some of the links in the text may not have been relocated to the link area yet. http://paulviki.blogspot.com/
    Thanks again!

One Response to “Visiting Mel and Catherine Saucedo”

  • Maria Durbin Cooper says:

    I first met Catherine and Melchor Saucedo in the mid-1960’s in Guadalajara; my first cousin, Victor Cesar Perez, married their oldest daughter Barbara in 1970. That was also the summer that their younger daughter, Susana, and I turned 15, so we shared a “Quinceanera” party. My name at that time was “Maria Guadalupe Fonseca”, but I now am Maria Durbin Cooper. Please, if at all possible, let them know that I will always be grateful for their kindness to me and my family. If by some chance Catherine is willing and/or interested in communicating with me, I would sincerely appreciate the opportunity to thank her profusely for everything she did for us back then. May God bless all of you.

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