Fall 2002--Life in Cholula

Soren Heads to School

Here Soren styles his new uniforms (regular and athletic). Soren attended the local Catholic school, Instituto Garca de Cisneros. He was the only Anglo Gringo, but integrated quickly into the social scene there.   

Da de los Muertos

Our first holiday in Mexico was Da de los Muertos, the traditional commemoration of those who have gone before. Major parts of the tradition include visiting the cemetary at midnight an leaving flowers, and making altars with pictures of the dead, decorations, sweets, and favorite foods of the beloved being remembered. Soren stands by our own, not very elaborate, altar. 

Da de la Virgen de Guadalupe

Mexico's patron saint is the Virgin of Guadalupe, and her day, December 12th, is a major holiday. The pictures below depict the festival at the local church dedicated to La Virgen and a group setting off on a pilgrimage to the Basilica de La Virgen de Guadalupe (which is in Mexico City). Some people walk or go by bike, and some people just pile into the back of a decorated pick-up truck.

Soren with the Cerrito de los Remedios in the background. And some missing teeth.
Soren hangs out in Puebla by the plaza outside the Teatro Principal. 
Zoe served as Young Women's President in our congregation in Cholula. Around her in this photo are one of her counselors, Guadalupe, and three young women, Ftima, Alma, and Xchitl. 
Soren taking on the piata on our terrace on New Year's Eve.



Last updated on December 21, 2003