Monthly Archives: May 2013

Street “Seens”

Some scenes we’ve seen lately…yesterday to be exact.    

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A Happy-Sad Goodbye

Unfortunately, we’re used to saying goodbye to co-workers and friends.  We’ve been saying goodbye to people since before we left for Mexico.  It’s a repetitious theme for missionaries.  I guess we’ve learned that through experience. One would think that missionaries … Continue reading

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Visa, cars, government rules, and other things that make you go…[PART 5 of 5…I think]

This is the post I’ve been hoping to write for weeks now.  Yes, the improbable finally transpired. After calling our local immigration office last Friday and being told that we couldn’t be told anything over the phone (once again) and … Continue reading

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The Pulse of the Town

Apparently, I was making a relatively common local observation about all the migrants passing through and panhandling.  I noticed an article in today’s local news that local officials had received many phone calls concerning all these folks all over town.  … Continue reading

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Visa, cars, government rules, and other things that make you go…[PART 4 of 4 or 5 or 6 or….]

Another post I don’t want to write. We’re now running into week 8 since our visas expired.  We began the process 4 weeks before that (the earliest allowed by the system).   It was a huge relief on April 22 to … Continue reading

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They’re Coming. They’re Going. Soon They Will Be Gone.

We’re noticing a lot more Central Americans roaming our streets panhandling and riding the trains north.  In fact, in our 8 years of living here in San Juan, I’ve not seen as many of these travelers as we’ve been seeing … Continue reading

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A Flowery Day

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day in the USA. It was not Mother’s Day in Mexico.  Every day is Mother’s Day in Mexico, of course!  No, actually Mother’s Day is always on May 10th in Mexico.  The occasion doesn’t float by … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed This News…

airshow disaster…no news coverage…hard to watch You may not want to look at the picture. Stuff like this is getting overshadowed by all the stuff going on in Washington.  SOOO SAD………. AIRCRAFT HITS FOUR BUILDINGS This is tough to watch. … Continue reading

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Visa, cars, government rules, and other things that make you go…[PART 3 of 3 or 4 or 5 or….]

Of course, this thread has to be at least a trilogy to be any good. The fourth post will probably be a dud as trilogies plus one go. I should let you know that on Tuesday afternoon after 4 p.m. … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Yes, I know it’s only Friday, but it IS Mother’s Day. In Mexico it is always on May 10th. Today is May 10th. Glad we could have this little talk. But wait…there’s more. What would Mother’s Day be without something … Continue reading

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