Out of Guanajuato, Into the Fire

For Christmas, my neighbors, the Lopez family (Mom, Dad and mis nietos mexicanos), were able to go back home and visit their extended family in Guanajuato, Mexico. Within a week or so of their return, the attic of their house caught fire, at 4:00 in the morning on Saturday, January 9.  Although everyone got out of the house without injury and the structure was saved, their house will be unlivable for about three months until repairs can be made. The vast majority of their clothes and other possessions were destroyed by fire or water.

I spent most of the weekend with them, trying to salvage anything and everything from the house, but it did not amount to much.

They came by the house again¬†last evening. In a suitcase that hadn’t quite been unpacked from their trip, they found three undamaged postcards that they had picked up for me from home. You can see the cards below.

While the house is repaired, they will need help with the expenses of temporary lodging. The kids will need new clothes, books and toys. I would be very pleased if, instead of going to Starbucks one morning, you could chip in a few bucks to help them recover. Please visit (link redacted) and contribute just a little. If a lot of people can send just a little, it will add up to a lot of help.

Union Garden, Guanajuato, Mexico

Cristo Rey Monument, Guanajuato, Mexico

Teatro Juarez, Guanajuato, Mexico

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