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Day 6 – Saying goodbye to Quilali

The roosters sing to the moon too. I am up at 3:33 – the witching hour for me, the time Mom died this past July. I thank her for coming with me to Nicaragua. I was so busy serving the … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Our muddy adventure, more shoes for kids and fireworks

I’m getting used to the rooster. Perhaps I’m just exhausted. I don’t wake up before dawn this morning. We jumped in and out of truck yesterday finding shoes for dozens of kids. Even bringing Elizabeth’s nieces to help, I think … Continue reading

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Day 4- 100 Shoes, 25 Baskets, and some House Calls

Before the crack of dawn, Elizabeth’s mother gets up to shower and open the corner store. The rooster insists that we all rise, so by 5:30am I’m dressed and ready to go. Nicaraguan coffee is made too sweet for my … Continue reading

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Day 3 – So much to do

At five the rooster wakes us. He crowed at three am as well. Elizabeth says the roosters in Quilali sing to the moon. We have a lovely cup of home grown coffee and get dressed. It’s time to milk the … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Journey up the mountain

Desayuna – breakfast at the home of our driver. His children greet us with clasped hands for blessings and kisses. They call Elizabeth Tia – Aunt. She seems to be related to half of the country.   We visit the … Continue reading

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Nicaraguan Relief Trip 2015 – Day 1

The longest day. Elizabeth and I put in a full day of work –she creates beautiful bridal gowns and I heal the Hormonally Challenged—before my husband drives us and too much luggage to LAX.    A midnight flight lands us … Continue reading

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Quilali welcomes DDU!

I am the eyes, ears, and hands this year for Divine Daughters Unite. Quilali welcomed our help.     In six days, I helped deliver 55 baskets of food and supplies donated by Divine Daughters Unite, delivered backpacks to primary … Continue reading

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