Category Archives: Katherine Crosier

The Three Kings

In an earlier post, I took a photo of a family posing with the Three Kings instead of Santa Claus (because the Three Kings bring gifts), just another example of the Catholic Church’s influence upon life in Mexico. Well, here … Continue reading

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Eating grapes etc.

It was about six minutes to midnight, and fifteen of us stood around the dinner table. Every single person picked up his or her phone (because there was no clock in the dining room!) and waited for the countdown. Outside … Continue reading

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A Mexican baptism and fiesta

I tried to find out why baptisms are such a big deal in Mexico and found out that it is all because of tradition! It is not only the child’s entrance into the faith community but is also an opportunity … Continue reading

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One LONG day in Guanajuato

In yesterday’s one day visit to Guanajuato, here are the numbers: 5. The types of vehicles I rode in: private car, taxi, 15-passenger van, city bus, and private luxury bus. 10. Number of places I visited. This included 5 churches, … Continue reading

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Sushi … in Mexico?

Of all people I am the last person who should write a restaurant review. Oh, it is true that I have eaten the most delicious and diverse food in some of the world’s top restaurants—most notably Wagyu beef in Tokyo, … Continue reading

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Mexican family traditions

I’m spending Christmas and New Year’s in Querétaro, Mexico and many people have asked me, where is Querétaro, anyway?— so I thought I’d show you a map. You can see in the map that it is not far from Mexico City, … Continue reading

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A Mexican Christmas

I left Honolulu about 12:30 pm on Tuesday and was happy to see that I was upgraded to first class. However, I didn’t get to enjoy too much of it, because right out of the gate, we encountered so much … Continue reading

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¡Feliz Navidad! Voy a ir a México

Here’s my last-minute “to do” list before I leave today for Mexico to spend the Christmas and New Year’s holidays in Querétaro—this is where my daughter-in-law’s family lives and where my grandson, Andrés, will be baptized on December 30th. I … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season, part 2

In the last four days, I have attended three concerts and gotten my chance to be an audience member. I used to remember Carl Crosier saying that as performers it was our job to make it Christmas for everyone else—now … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season

I was telling someone recently that in the “old days,” my husband and I could count on one hand the number of nights we were home during the month of December. In fact, sometimes two whole weeks went by when … Continue reading

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