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When I Was a Girl in Mexico free pdf This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... THE LIBRARY THE I.'NIVL-RSITY OF TEXAS WHEN I WAS A GIRL IN MEXICO CHAPTER I MY BIRTHPLACE There is a fine street in Mexico City, formerly called "Calle del Angel" (Angel Street), and now named "Calle Isabel la Cat61ica," after the renowned Queen Isabella of Spain. There at No. 2, which was a large stone house with the usual exterior balconies and interior court-yards of Mexican residences, I was born. This house was half a block from the National Library, the student's delight, and not far from the " Portales " or Arcades, which are full of toys and candystands, the children's delight. Of course I know little about that house, or how I spent my babyhood there, as when I was a few weeks old we went to live in San Juan de Letran Street. We resided there several years. Opposite to this house was a fashionable church, Santa Brigida, where many weddings and christenings took place, though I was baptized at the grand Cathedral. Since then I have attended many marriage ceremonies in Mexican churches, and I can say that the altars and interior are always beautifully decorated with flowers and plants and the attendance is always large. These ceremonies generally take place in the mornings. At the christenings the godfather is usually pestered by the children who lustily cry after him, following his carriage, and asking for their " bolo," a small piece of money which it is customary to give to the little urchins. As it is the custom in Mexico, I had my " nana," or nurse, though she was not very young, but rather old, who took me everywhere, even when accompanying my parents. These "nanas" are very faithful and obliging, and usually take great liking to the children under their care. This devotion is shown vividly when a child is sick, as the...

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Author : Mercedes Godoy
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 123025367X
EAN : 9781230253671
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 20 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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