(I had a small problem transferring this from the computer to the internet; solved now, but this entry is later than I had hoped for)
Last Saturday we went with our Tico family to visit their friends in San José de
We left San José de
While we were there, we noticed a couple of things:
- when we passed a church (perhaps just the particular one in Cartago which houses
- José Miguel said grace before lunch at the friend´s house; it was long and heartfelt. I don't know if this was because the friends were more religious, or if we never noticed at our house because we don't always eat together. (note: a couple of days later, we heard him say grace just for himself)
- when the large dogs at the son's house started barking, there were a lot of “jokes” thrown around about the dogs attacking Nicaraguans (Nicas in the “jokes”). Jokes to them, but a hard nut for us. We had heard before that Nicaraguans were not well-regarded, but it was still surprising to hear good people laughing about them getting attacked (even in theory).