Tuesday, December 6, 2011

La Pamilla, Mexico





The Village I drive for has about 300 people. There are more cows than people. It was cold and foggy today. There is no electricity in the school, no heat etc.. but the kids get a hot meal once a day. Can you imagine sending your children to a school without power, heat etc.. ? I am very proud to get to be a small part of this organization Feed the Hungry... 'we' feed 4000 children a day... amazing!!! Help is always welcome. For only $125.00 USA you can feed one child for a year.. When have you spent so little to make such a difference?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving





We had a great Thanksgiving. Four of us plus ONE.. went for dinner at our favorite Hamburger place!! :-) Anna could not be with us because of a serious health issue so we took her image with us... and we had a great time feeding her hamburgers and fries... she loved the wine and chocolate the most!!.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

October in Guatemala





Guatemala is a beautiful country and I really enjoyed my visit. I do plan on going back soon as we were unable to see much because of the rain storms and mudslides. The country was hit hard and Antiqua was cut off from much of the country. Was not to hard to spend all the time in that beautiful city!!! Very very upscale city... I was surprised.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lungs and more

I so hate getting over bronchitis. One minute you can do anything and the next you are laid out trying to catch your breathe.. sigh.... this to will pass and I am so much better today that I feel like I can see the end of the road. Hopefully back to my studio next week.
My Gallery mates hung my new show for me this week. I want to thank them for taking care of this senior citizen!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Creative Journey Oct 12 2011

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My presentation for Creative Journey... This is my journey as an artist... which did not start until at the age of 50 I learned I could draw!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

45 years


45 years ago today August 27, 1966 I married my husband John... somedays it seems like yesterday and other days I have trouble remembering!.. He was a good guy and I lost him to soon.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

To much fun!!!


I drove to my school again this Wed.
"My" kids were waiting for me and very excited... they had made me a gift!! They wanted to thank me for driving and for taking and giving them photographs for their school book!!
My little camera has died.. so I could not get a picture at the school but here is a picture of my gift. It is currently living in my studio.. it so makes me smile... Who knew you could have so much beauty from an old soda bottle!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

On the Road Again!!






Driving for Feed the Hungry started again today. There was a short break for Easter and Spring vacation.
FTH has a new location for pick up... wow wow... you drive in one end of a large warehouse and out the back in... one stop and you have all the food for your School.
I drive to La Pamilla a little less than an hour drive from San Miguel but an entire different world!
Today 'my' kids were having a Mothers's Day program! All the mothers, grandmothers and younger siblings were sitting at the little desks while their children sang to them. I could not help but watch the faces of the mothers. They were so proud of their children . One of the very young mothers was crying as she watched the performance. For the last song all the children handed there mothers a red carnation and a big hug. It was a great way for me to start my morning!!! Here are a few pictures of "MY " kids...

This is the road in front of the school... Like I said a different world!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring parade





Last Thursday I was invited out to 'my' school for the Spring parade. MY school is the one that I drive to for Feed the Hungry. I was so happy to be invited and spent a couple of hours with the kids and my friend Ezchwan hiking up and down dusty roads. Twice we had to move to the side of the road to let the traffic by... in this case the traffic was made up of goats... oh and one pig...
I was honored to crown the Spring Queen... so incorrect in the USA but an honor here!!
Loved the experience and can not wait for next year... oh and NEXT year everyone will get a spring present.. not just the queen and her court.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

La Palmilla "my' school





Today is Tuesday which means I got to drive to 'my' school for 'Feed the Hungry'. The younger children are usually out for recess when I get there. They have let me play 'Pato, Pato, Ganz" with them... or otherwise known as Duck duck goose!! Last week I took a picture of the game... this week I shared the picture and they were so excited. As a special treat I got a tour of their 'garden'... and class room.
The garden only has cilantro right now... but I think I may perk it up with some radishes... they grow fast... I also got a tour of their class room. Check out my pictures... they are so cute!!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Meet the Cooks








These two young women are the cooks at 'my' school. They are so cute and so young but also dedicated to feeding the young students in La Palmilla.

The rest of the photos show parts of my two hour round trip to La Palmilla! The dust is not nice and I am looking forward to the rains!!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I have my own school!!






On Tuesday morning I drive for an organization called "Feed the Hungry". The group feeds 4,000 students every school day!!! These are children from the poorest of the poor. Often this is the only meal they get in a day!! To get that meal they must stay in school.
Up until today I have been a driver on call. When needed I was sent to different school each time. ALWAYS an adventure!!
Today I got my very own school. It is the smallest and the poorest that the group supports.
The school is in a tiny dusty poor village called La Palmilla. The roads are washboard at best and the dust is overwhelming. Directions to the school include turn at Abarrotes Lopez, take the split to the left between two other stores etc.. you get the idea!!!
To find out more about this great group please check out the web site.
Some of the things they forgot to mention about driving to my new school can be seen in the pictures!!
OH and Left turn at the Skull!!!



Sunday, January 16, 2011

Prayers for a special young man!!

My Granddaughter Chloe has a young friend named Tyler White. He has Down Syndrome like my granddaughter.
Next week on the 25th of Jan. Tyler has to have heart surgery. This is sort of his only chance.
Please pray for the doctors, his family and Tyler... he is so sweet!!
Please send you good thoughts, prayers and white light!!!
HUGS to all