Holiday 2018

Tis the Season!

First post in a long time, goofing off is hard work. We do have some older content we’ll try to load up on this site soon.

As we’ve mentioned before, one of the Rotary International chapters in La Paz has several cruisers among their membership. Many in the La Paz boating community help out at holiday time to provide gifts for local children that attend boarding schools out in the “country” serving small fishing and ranching communities or from the poorer neighborhoods in the nearby “colonias.”

We collected a “wish” letter from America this year. She asked for some school shoes and a jacket or sweatshirt. Easy Peasy. And a few extra things just for fun.

One of our contacts at the Rotary, Blanca, took some photos for us, and reported, “Hoy se entregaron tus regalos niña América, muy linda y tierna por cierto. Excelente estudiante de 6 de primaria. Ella es hija de una mama soltera, tiene otra hermana, su mamá trabaja limpiando casa y no tiene ayuda del papá. La niña feliz con sus regalos.”

[Today your gifts were delivered to the girl America, very pretty and tender indeed. Excellent student in the sixth grade. She is the daughter of a single mom, she has another sister, her mother works cleaning houses and with no help from her father. (Photos of) The happy girl with her gifts.]

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