Guatemalan Portrait: La Abuelita

Rudy Giron: &emdash; Portrait of Grandma

We finish this first leg of the Guatemalan Portrait with a picture of the typical Guatemalan grandmother. In Guatemala is one of the strongest links between humans is the relationship between the grandparents and their grandchildren. Unfortunately, I lost my last grandparent a few years back. I will miss my abuelita (grandma) very much. I am reminded of her often when I see abuelitas as the one above.

Believe it or not, the world famous of Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala begins this Palm Sunday or Domingo de Ramos as we call it in Spanish. I haven’t shared too many Lenten images this year as I have preferred to focus on the people, but beginning tomorrow, we will be showing some of the typical Holy Week vistas from Antigua Guatemala. Stay tuned!

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  • Michele Pineda

    definitely a Guatemalan grandmother (abuelita) My daughter cannot wait to see her abuelita in June when we go to Guatemala for vacation… we will be in Antigua visiting as well so maybe I’ll even see you on one of your photo walks! 🙂

    • That’s what I believe Michele. I am glad we are on the same channel.

  • El Canche

    Often I see pictures of elderly ladies in Guatemala or La Antigua who have an apron on; like this one if I’m not mistaken. It seems that the abuelas continue to be very active in the kitchen, continuing to take care of younger family members. I wonder if the new generation of youngsters will also be looking after their kids in 40 years time? My kids have a wonderful Guatemalan abuela who is 70 and a complete angel for us all!

    • That’s great to hear about the Guatemalan abuela. You should visit her more often though and take some sunshine back. 😉

  • Eric

    Thanks for sharing this, Rudy. I lost my last grandparent (Mi abuelita, por coincidencia) about 6 years ago, and miss her terribly even today. I must confess, though, that I have been ‘adopted’ by a few abuelitas in Guatelinda, so I still have a grandmother’s presence in my life. How do the grandmas know that you need them, and why do they care so much ? Maybe they have a union…? 😉

    • Lucky you to have so many abuelitas, Eric.