Sunday, April 02, 2006

The Third Day (Collin)

we travled to two different co-op today in the High lands. both were jewerly and weaving co-ops. the women and children of the co-ops were very greatful and kind and humble about us being there. the jewerly was very beautiful. i feel sick in the stomach but i hope that it will go away by tomorrow. we stopped by a house that ms. manuel had built three years ago and the family who she built it for ran out to she her. it was inspiration because it showed how much of an impact she made on these peoples lives in one week. also the kids here dont all go to school and it is problem because many families dont have enough money to send their kids to school, so many people are stuck in this vicous cycle that keeps the indigenous pepole uneducated. but not all things here in guatemala are negative i just dont feel good hahaha. the culture is amazing and enjoy being emersed in a completely different society. adios and love yall.

5 Comments:

At 11:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Sweetie - hope that your stomach problem clears up FAST! Have you been reading all of your posts? It sounds like this has been an amazing experience. Antigua looks so colorful and the images from the weaving cooperative give a nice sense of the people and environment you visited. You are missed here! xoxoxo Mom

 
At 2:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor thing, hope your stomach gets better. Don't be so adventurous on the food thang! ;)
Will you teach us to weave when you get home?
Take photos of the jewelry, must see!
Hugs,
Renee

 
At 4:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Collin Hilden!
I'm sorry to hear about your stomach. I hope you feel better soon. Herself and I have taken Snow and Houdi so they're not a burden to your mother.

You're in Guatemala; go and do your Guats!

Ray.

 
At 5:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Sweet adventurous nephew!!!
What a TOTALLY cool thing to be doing! Have a wonderful time-I really hope your tummy feels better quick! We love and miss you big bunches! You are a very cool kid ya know? It looks like a very beautiful place-what a neat experience-we want to hear all about it-k? Gigantic hugs from us shivery cold Wisconsin cheeseheads (just kidding of course about the cheeseheads-we are definitely NOT them!) but it is a tad chilly here! love ya Honey! XOXOXOXOXOX Aunt Lori and all the rest of the Fondy folks

 
At 7:15 PM, Anonymous Virginia said...

Hey kiddo--- Really cool to see pictures of you in Guatemala! It looks amazing and I can't wait to see your pictures when you get back. Studying hard for exams- one on Saturday and one on Sunday! Then just two papers to write...
Miss you and hope you are having a great experience.
Love,
Virginia

 

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