Next Monday will be Cinco de Mayo and there will be celebrations throughout the city. Many festivities which include folklorico dancers, food booths, drink booths, and crowds of people.
My favorite part of this celebration is the dancers dressed in their colorful costumes such as the doll above. Every color of the rainbow is used to dress up the pretty girls.
Some of the people know the significance of the day and some don’t, they’re just there to celebrate. Oddly enough, Cinco de Mayo is really not celebrated in Mexico the way it is here, and I really don’t know the reason for that.
The Battle of Puebla is the reason for the fiesta. Fighting bravely with their ill equipped Mexican army, the Mexicans defeated the French army in that battle. But many think that this day is Mexican Independence day, which is not correct.
My little doll shows the regional costume for the state of Puebla, she’s one of my favorites.
And this next doll has nothing to do with my Mexican fiesta, I just wanted to show her off.
This one was given to me by one of my nieces. The picture does not do it justice, but is a beautiful doll!
The costume is one worn by dancers from Veracruz, Mexico.
I’m hoping we have time to visit some of the food booths this weekend.♥♥♥
The little doll above is known as the Buddy Lee doll and this one belongs to my hubby. At one time it did have arms and a complete outfit. He doesn’t remember what happened to these items. This doll is probably from the early 50’s and many people still collect them. Someday we hope to have it restored. This little man must be at least 58 years old.
Buddy Lee dolls were made by the Lee Co., jeans maker, starting in the 1920’s and used as a promotional item.
Of course everyone is familiar with Barbie. These are, I think, like trading cards. Our youngest daughter collected these in the early 90’s.
And yes, I still have an original Mary Wells record of My Guy, which I used to play over and over again. I loved that song! This is what we listened to on our record players.
“I am more vintage than I am high fashion.”—Katerina Graham
This is one of my treasures that I received for Christmas. Her name is Rosalinda. She plays music. My daughter said the song she plays is very stereotypical, but that’s ok. La Cucaracha is a very familiar song to a lot of us and the song became popular during the Mexican Revolution, so it has relevance.
These guys are ready to go back into hibernation till next year.
My garden looks very sad. The frost did a good job of damaging my plants. The only ones left standing are my pansies. They’re bright and cheerful, which gives me hope.
And then, there are all the leaves that need to be raked, but we’ll save them for another day.
So much to do, I don’t know where to begin.
“Get busy living, or get busy dying”–Stephen King