Intersting. So in other words both your grandparents are of indigenous admixture but they are called spaniords. That doesnt surprise me. For some reaseon regardless of what part of our continent we come from. If we have another admixture we are told we are spaniords but not indians.
Rosanna, this serves me right for typing when I am tired. I not only sent all of my messages first to Keston, when they were addressed to you...but then I went to clear up my messages on his board and accidentally deleted yours too. Sorry...speaking of drunks...if I were drunk at least I would have an excuse.
Almost forgot--Ambassador Photo Studio is to the west of The Dial. Bhagan's Drugs, on Broadway, is to the east of the Dial. This year, Aug. 1st is on a Friday, which is great --I remember it was on a Sunday morning once, which meant having to cross paths with some real heavy drunks coming out from the pubs at 5:00am, not that anything happened.
Hi Rosanna, sorry for the delay--check your email in this network (see the tiny email envelope at the top left of the page). I am sending you some contact information you will need for August 1st.
Here is a way to get to the venue. You know that sometimes taxi stands are shifted about, so my information might be out of date. In Arima, there was/hopefully still is, a taxi stand across from Ambassador photo studio--those taxis go up Calvary Hill. Also, at the east end of Broadway St., across from Bhagan's Drugs, there is another taxi stand and those also go up Calvary. If you want to go to the park, tell them to drop you by the Community Centre on Calvary. There you will see steps going straight up to the park. If you want to meet Cristo Adonis, and go up with him, well this means making it there for about 5:30am (and that can add special complications as you know). At either taxi stand, tell the driver, "drop me by Glen." It makes no sense, but they all know--Glen is one of Cristo's nicknames. If they don't know "Glen," then say "by the thrash hut" (to me it always sounded like people were saying TRASH hut and it sounded offensive)...Cristo is the only one to have two huts with thatched roofs on his lot.
See the email for actual contact information. Please let me know if any of this is unclear, or if you have any questions at all.
Hi Rosanna. On August 1st, on Calvary Hill there is a park with a cannon...you can see that park from some distance because unfortunately some huge water tanks (unused) are there as well. At 6:00am the event starts, so one actually needs to be there sooner. I want to give you Cristo Adonis' private cell number, and I'll send you a message. One way or another he is definitely the person to be in touch with, not just because I might not make it, but because he is the shaman and normally does the ceremony.
Hi Rosanna. I meant to ask: do you have any family ties in Arima? In case you are not in Arima, there is a smoke ceremony coming up on Aug. 1st as usual, and if you want I can put you in touch with the people in charge of that.
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