Thursday, August 31, 2006
The interesting thing is that these kids are sitting on the banks of a canal. The American man who adopted my mother, along with some German families started the canal system that made this area into the thriving agriculture area that it is today.
Their lands would be seized by the government in a land reform. Now different wealthy people own them. One of my other uncles, the brother of the aforementioned uncle, was an agricultural engineer helping the small farmers in Chiapas (southern Mexico) when he was murdered by what my uncle believes were cronies of wealthy land owners.
Another uncle/brother jumped into a canal to save his fiancee from drowning. It turns out that she was playing and knew how to swim. He didn't. They rest next to each other now at the main cemetary in Cuidad Obregon.
I posted this on my Flickr page then thought, what a good post for the blog.
(KO ko reet)
Cocorit is Seri (the local indigenous people) for chiltipin. (cheel tee PEEN) Those are those pea sized chiles that kick your ass.Post a Comment
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