I was invited to Maria’s for their Mother Day celebration yesterday. In Mexico it is celebrated on Saturday. It was quite an honor as I was the only non-family member there.

Here are a few photos beginning with the three of the four generations (sorry, four generations – that’s Ana’s head – Maria’s daughter – sticking into the photo). Oh, and Maria is the woman in the white smock:

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Great-grandma is 83 and still works 6-7 days per week in the Mercado selling newspapers and magazines:

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21 year old Carla and her 8 month old baby, Camila:

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Ana’s only daughter. The two and a half year old adorable imp, Melissa:

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Assorted cuties playing:

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Some of the family on the porch:

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Family love:

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3 of Ana’s 4 boys:

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Note: This is the Mexico that most tourists never see. And I don’t say that boastfully. But I want you to know that Mexico is full of these beautiful, loving families. These people might be poor but their love, affection and kindness to one another puts most N. American families that I know to shame.

PS – And there was no TV. This family spent the day playing and talking with each other.

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