Robert J. Hawkins wrote: One thing San Miguel de Allende does well is dress up for the holidays.
Not just San Miguel. Every village, town, and city in the country brings out a million white lights, an enormous community tree, a life-size Nativity scene, and an infectious cheeriness that makes you glad to be living in Mexico.
Which I happen to do.
So here is a small collection of what is ahead in December.
One final sad message:
Sad news for all of San Miguel.
At this time of year, we’ve come to look out for the incredible pink Volkswagen bedecked with holiday-themed stuffed dolls, knick-knacks, and whatnots that toddled around town, putting a smile on the grumpiest of faces.
Christmas music would blare from the sound system, and a waving hand attached to a white-bearded elf with an infectuous smile would jut and sway from the driver’s music.
That man, the genius behind the joys of so many, Colin Harnett, passed away this week at home after a costly hospitalization. Colin was such a springboard to happy hearts — not just his extraordinarily decorated Volkswagon but his unfailingly warm and welcoming personality. You just felt that he WANTED to meet you, every time you met. ...
If you can help his widow defray some of those costs, consider donating to her account, donations that will be used for medical bills.
Banamex #5256 7834 1766 2799
c/o Martha Moncada
Safe travels to your next great ride, Colin.
More at Musings, Magic, San Miguel and More: In San Miguel de Allende, don we now our holiday apparel — and a fond farewell to Mr. Holiday, Colin Harnett.
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