Tag: Christmas

Christmas Starting in October – Photo of the Week

Michael: It is too early for Christmas. The above photo is a collage of photos taken at a Colombian store in early October 2016 Colombia, obviously, does not have Thanksgiving. They have no holiday that could mark the beginning of the Christmas season. Interesting though is that last year several stores advertised Black Friday. Yes, […]

Photo of the week – Ancheta of Fruit

December 2015 Michael: In Colombia, as Christmas approaches one sees filled baskets in stores. They are called anchetas and given as gifts. It is equivalent to gift baskets as they are called in the United States, England, Canada and Australia. The one in the above photo was at our local fruit store. Of course it […]

Meeting the Family for Christmas

Originally published in the Fenton Patch newspaper December 23, 2011 ****** The first kiss on the cheek caught him by surprise. The approximately two year old boy being held in his mother’s arms stared at the enthusiastic older lady smiling and saying the strange words of “Qué lindo,” over and over. He shied away some […]