Dia de Gracias Numero Dos


Our Second Annual Dia de Gracias feast at the orphanage met with exuberant success.  This is the second turkey holocaust (3 birds) for me at my assigned post and will not be the last.  Fifteen PCVs joined with me to help cook, prepare and serve a traditional feast to 40 folks who included the fifteen resident children at the Hogar San Jose, three Cuban doctors, two German foreign exchange students, two visiting norteamericanos and several Honduran friends in an afternoon of giving thanks for our blessings by joining together to share a meal.  We gathered together as family grateful for the eternal unity of the human spirit no matter in which country one lives.  As the carver of fowl for 40 persons I was unfortunately not able to take as many pics as I wanted.  I say this feast will not be my last in Honduras because I have decided to extend my service for another year until May 2012.  There is much unfinished work upon which I will elaborate in subsequent posts.  Thank you Grandfather for allowing me to be here amongst friends whom I will never forget.

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About Fortunato Velasquez

Fortunato Velasquez received his Registered Nurse's license from the State of California during the month that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. On February 15, 2020, my friend and the director of the Fundación Señor San José in La Paz, La Paz, Honduras, Sister Edith Suazo Fernandez died at the age of 47. https://youtu.be/Poqcf0vn0qQ This a video of her funeral.

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