Saturday, May 05, 2007

Viva Mexico!

I have never been to Mexico and it is one of the places that I would dearly love to visit. My husband served his LDS Mission there and passed to me a great affinity for Mexican food, culture and people.
I made these boxes several years ago and they are the boxes we set out for our Cinco de Mayo celebration at home. Inside the lid of the large one is a portion of a favorite poem by the poet Francisco De Quevedo, "My soul won't leave its memory of love..."
The second box has a quote by Benito Juarez, the man who led Mexico to independece from French occupation... the reason Cinco de Mayo is celebrated, "Respect for the rights of others is peace."
During the coming week, I would like to share with you a few of my favorites from Mexico...