No team can beat this team ☺
We found a nice plaza. The marimbas were across the street. I should have gotten closer because you can here the water splashing in the background. I love the marimba. It looks like one big one, but is actually 2.
A local ward invited us to come to their Civic Night, 2 days before Independence Day on Sept.15
We learned a bit about their country, their flag, and music. Here some Primary children are dressed in typico guatemalan clothes, doing a dance.
Bishop Santiago has a shirt that I really like. I want to get one to golf in.
The girl is 7 years old and nailed her recitation.
|The Relief Society Sisters in typico Guatemalan attire. Vicky wants to get a dress and blouse like this. The short video below has some nice Marimba Music.|
Relief Society Sisters Dancing
The bishop called me the day before and asked me to come and play some Guatemalan music for them. I found some good songs online.
|If you need anything announced (stake conference, for instance) this guy will do it for you. Those are LOUD speakers, and a cd player has a recorded announcement.|
|Here is Vicky with some youngsters where we visit. She is holding a cocoa pod, Kiddingly, I asked the sister if when you broke it open there would be a candy bar inside, ☺|
|When it is cracked open there are a lot of seeds inside (the side of an almond still in the shell) and they are packed together in some kind of goo.|
|So you can take out a seed . . .|
|and suck the goo off - it is a nice sweet taste.|
|Then they let them dry in the sun - the one on the right is dry.|
|Here are 2 dried seeds, cracked open. I tasted one - it is very bitter, just like baking chocolate.|
|More bamboo used in constuction. The walls are up and they are going to pour the second floor. So even inside the house there is bamboo supporting the wood where the cement will be poured. That is a lot of weight, but bamboo is strong.|
|Elder Machado left from the ward we attend here, to serve in the Coban mission, in the northeast part of Guatemala. He has been in the mission 4 months, and has been a member for about 2 years.|
|So this is 1 by 4 and 4 people high.|
|We went to Genova, where there is a branch of 75 active members, Vicky wants to paint our house this color. I like the 2 trees, grown together, with a square entrance cut out between them.|