Yesterday when Lilliam and I went to church, I noticed that some people were dressed in typical Panamanian dress of old. Lilliam said that it was a special day and the church was having “Un diá tipico” including typical dress along with food after the service. One of the reasons for a day such as this is to pass on the Panamanian traditions to the youth of Panama.
Luckily I now have my “with me all the time” camera.
When I entered the church, I could tell that the choir singing had a more Panamanian style to it, both in instrument and singing. I took one photo of the choir and recorded a few seconds of the choir prior to taking my seat.
Father Juan Carlos came to this church several years ago and brought with him a youthful and joyous spirit that has really invigorated the church. I always enjoy seeing him and his interaction with everyone. He always has a smile and firm handshake. He also has a good voice that he shares when any song fills the air. While I am not Catholic, I enjoy attending church with Lilliam.
As I said, the day included Panamanian dress. This young lady was a real cutie. Notice the tembleques in her hair. Her second photo shows what a beautiful young lady she is going to grow into.
Here is a short, two part, video of the choir. The first few seconds are prior to the service and the second and longer part after the service was over.
Following the service, everyone adjourned to the area that had the food. The album below has several photos of the typical dress and one of one of the food serving areas. It was a great time filled with music, friends, family and food. All photos in this post may be enlarged by clicking on the thumbnail.
I think I had mentioned that when Sofia was here she had her sixth birthday. Preparing for her birthday, I learned about a great place to have young kiddo’s birthdays. It is called Magic Land.
It is located on the north side if the InterAmerican Highway as you exit David on the way to Panama City. To get to it, pass the location where the Fiesta Hotel used to be. Watch for the first filling station on the left and turn at that corner. You will see the sign for Magic Land in the photo above.
Magic land has several rooms with different activities and a large outdoor area which can handle one of the large inflatable play area. I also noticed a large trampoline. Continue reading Magic Land in David→
Sofia has come to visit for a few days. She said she was going to brush koki while we ate breakfast. It is hard to get Koki’s attention when breakfast is going on, but Sofia knew what to do. Just coax her with a little ham.
Olivia is my youngest granddaughter. The other day on my daughter’s blog, my daughter wrote about a conversation she and Olivia had. Olivia is four to put the conversation in perspective. I was just rereading it and I could almost see the cogs in Olivia’s mind turning.
Olivia: Mom, sometimes people fall down. Mom: That’s true, they do. Olivia: Sometimes when people fall down they get blood. Mom: Yes, that happens sometimes. We have to be careful don’t we. Olivia: -ponders- Olivia: Mom? Mom: Yes, baby? Olivia: When someone gets blood, they shouldn’t jump up and down. Mom: Because it will make their owie hurt? Olivia: No, silly. Because it will drip blood all over the floor and then you have to clean it up.
As my daughter said in her blog, it is always good to think ahead.
Lilliam’s grandchildren have been staying with us since just before Carnival. I think they have enjoyed being in David and away from Panama City, but most of all being with their grandmother. Continue reading Violin Lesson→