Tag Archives: Latin American


Grapes and Red Underwear on New Years Eve

Context: MV is a 2nd generation Mexican-American from New Mexico. Half of her family is of Japanese-Mexican descent and much of her extended family lives in Mexico. I received this story from her in a video conference call from our respective homes. Her aunt taught her this and said it’s a Venezuelan tradition. Text: MV:… Continue Reading »

Colombian Proverb

Informant: Maria Clara Williamson. My mom who is originally from Colombia but has lived in Mexico City for 25 years. Informant: Original: “Al que madruga, a Dios le ayuda” Translation: The one who rises early, God helps Informant: “My mom was a firm believer in this saying. Every morning, she would tell me this as… Continue Reading »