After More Than 35 Years
September 5, 2016 12:35am CST
My husband’s auntie finally experienced attending a fiesta after more than 35 years living in the US . When she came home for a vacation 20 years ago , she still wasn’t able to attend one . So, now that she’s here for good , she was so happy to have attended our town fiesta I talked about in my previous post . They came on the day of the fiesta , because I went ahead of them and slept at my parents’ house the day before the fiesta. After eating at home and them having chats with my parents , we went to their cousin’s house who also had a feast prepared . But because we were so full , we only had desserts . So in addition to our take home foods from our house , we were also given take home foods from there . The backseat of our car was filled with take home foods when we went home . That’s how fiesta here is, when you are related to the owners of the house . Note: Photo of us , while waiting for the other guests
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5 Sep 16
Actually that's about 11:30 in the morning . It's just that some occupied the closed eatery of my sister at the side of the lawn . Others are on the porch . And the two jeepneys of teachers came about 12:00 noon plus , after we have already eaten the feast . They ate and after a while , went back to school , because it's a working day , in the next town where my sister and her son teaches with them .
7 Sep 16
@Inlemay Yes, i took the opportunity to have our picture taken , while there are still less guests and we are waiting for the others to arrive . It is a nice souvenir of our Fiesta 2016 . Thanks for smartphones , because we have a ready camera always .
12 Sep 16
your Auntie must have enjoyed all the catching up with relatives .. What about her family? Are they all living in America?.. My sister who is living in America also want to experience a long vacation over there .. She even want to retire there.. But I don't think her children will let her..
6 Sep 16
Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the fiesta and with your family. I remember the excitement when I returned from the States and got to celebrate the local festivals with my family after a few years. I can imagine what it must be like for your husband's aunt after more than 30 years!
6 Sep 16
See, so you experienced missing something like this also . That is so true . A festivity like this enjoyed every year then suddenly you weren't able to experience it anymore because you moved to a far place , would make you miss it so much .
5 Sep 16
Thank you . They always put seat covers because when there are little cousins or grandkids they surely can just write over the leatherette covers of the seats . And those wooden furnitures are indeed sturdy and have been at the house for many long years . For those take home foods , yes we reheat them for meals through the microwave .
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5 Sep 16
i'm glad that she got to 'xperience such 'n with such lovely folks :) i bet'cha did've quite a load 'f food to take home with ya - ought not 've the need to cook much fer a while, eh? lovely lookin' family, hon. big hugs!
5 Sep 16
Yes, she was so happy to have attended the fiesta after many years . And you are right , we ate some of the take home for dinner , then the next day for lunch and dinner . Just reheat them over the microwave oven . Thank you .