Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008

Spring!



Spring is in the air! The leaves on the trees are budding out ...bunnies and spring go together as does spring cleaning. Ron and Cynthia wash windows on Aspen street.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Church Video

A video of our entertainment video

Some Miscellaneous Pictures

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The children appear to be on their cell phones. They were toy phones. The flowers were made by the ladies of the church. Everyone went home with a prize. I won a purse and will take a photo of it and post it soon.
The fellows below did a great job of entertaining us, including a skit. Below they are hanging out after the fiesta.

A Church in Matamoros




Saturday I went to Matamoros with Bob and Rose Hendry and Nelson and Mabel Zoet. We had been invited by the Community of Christ Church in Matamoros. The purpose of the visit was to bring donations to the church so they can pay their taxes. It seems the Catholic Church does not have to pay taxes but all others do. Fair or not it is the way it is. There were about 30 of us gringos and many of them had been there many times before. The small congregation was very glad to see us and had made many preparations for us. We were entertained and fed in fine fashion and there were prizes for everyone.
Pictured above are the visitors presenting blankets and school supplies to the congregation.

Community of Christ Church Welcome





The young pastor of the church is also an engineer. He is pictured below. The baptismal font is on the left. The tables were all set for us. Fred Cole translated for us and them.

Cross the Rio Grande




One of these shows the foot traffic lined up to enter the US, another is the Rio Grande River and the third is an apartment house in Matamoros. The Rio Grande River is quite narrow at Brownsville/Matamoros.

Streets of Matamoros





Many people would not consider going to Matamoros. I did not see many gringos and the ones I did brought questions to mind as to their purpose for being there. Not at all like Nuevo Progreso.

Places of business




Stores in Matamoros. Hair Salon, fancy dresses and a tire repair business from the back side.

Matamoros




Welfare and Social Security as we know it is unheard of in Mexico. What would you do?
The fellow on the left is blind.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Fish on Fridays


The Weslaco Elks Club is open to the public on Friday nights. They serve a delicious fish and/or shrimp dinner for $7.00. The plate pictured here has double coleslaw and no beans because that was my choice. The proceeds go to Texas disabled children's services and you can be sure this Elk's Club raises a very large sum of money for the children. Great meal too.

Friday, February 15, 2008

We Understand!!



We understand this is how our friends are feeling in the northern regions.
We sympathize...this also means many more will decide to spend next winter with us as this will stay in their memories for a few years.

Sweet!


Bill Kreitz sent this great picture... Thanks Bill!

More Parrots


Erv Hagen got this great shot of parrots and the light was right so their green color contrasted well on the background of the trees. If you have an interesting shot please send them to me and I will post them here too. Thanks Erv!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Digital Converter Box

Many of us will need one soon...
This from Doris M.
This is the link to apply for the coupon for the digital converter box. You are allowed two coupons.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Valentines/Anniversary Party

Greeters Brian And Mary Leazier and Herb and Pat Jones




















Noreen and Larry Ergen dressed for the 50's but note the cigarette behind the ear (for costume purposes only) and the No Smoking sign above their head.



On the left are the servers of the punch Leo and Blanche Tschetter and the Ergen's.

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