This lady's name is Maria and I have talked with her year after year. She is so talented........and of course I can't leave her booth without buying something! She is also in the first picture walking with the group of women. Here she is just getting ready to SELL her treasures.
AND to continue the tradition among the generations, the ninos and ninas participate not only in the parade but are in the booths with their parents. Day care is not part of the culture. The children are with the parents often in their booths.....even here in San Miguel.
I loved this lady with her grandson! They were so proud when I wanted to take their picture. So the "abuelo and her nieto" stand proudly looking with love at each other. I love to take time to just be still and watch the people interact with each other. There is such an underlying respect and gentleness.