Wednesday, December 24, 2008
MERRY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL
Yuma Indians are the Quechen's. They have a modern casino and a not so modern church. But, we all know the Reason For The Season. We decided to visit the Yuma Indian Church and we found a charming little Creche nearby on their site on a hill above Yuma where you can look down on the Imperial Valley with field upon field of lettuces, kale, spinach cabbages, cauliflower and date palms.
They were Christianized many years ago but they have a large surviving population here in Yuma. The city is heavily Hispanic and Indian. The Mexican people are very friendly and musical and also very Chatholic. The Mexican people like their music with a strong beat and very loud. They love festivals and occasions to party. We picked up fresh home made tamales at the Arts Center in old town Yuma for Christmas plus we bought the ingredients for the Meat Pies and a bottle of champagne. The music of Christmas is magical as is the season. Merry Christmas to all.