Category Archives: bolivia

Remembering Yolanda Salinas Hess

I was surprised this morning to see an obituary in the Post-Dispatch for Yolanda Salinas Hess. I wanted to share a little bit about her brief, but bright, impact on my life. It started one morning late in Oct. 2002, … Continue reading

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We lost Tio Adonai

Today, Yoli’s Tio Adonai died. Though he had been struggling with some health problems for a long time, this turn for the worse happened very suddenly. We had just begun talking about how it might be possible to go down … Continue reading

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The mysterious Portuguese recipe

Speaking of recipes, Yoli has some recipes she’s been saving for almost 20 years. Many of them are hand-written or cut-and-pasted into a little notebook. Last night she decided to try a recipe that she had wanted to make for … Continue reading

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Pastries, popping, parents, peppers, and persistence

At long last, Yoli made some perfect salteñas. A few days ago we invited a friend over for a dinner of various Bolivian delicacies. On the menu were: salteñas, cuñapes, and mate to drink. (Check out some pics from the … Continue reading

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A little word from Don Hector

The following was written by Yoli’s dad, Hector Zegarra Barron (in Spanish of course): Visit, Vacation and Second Honeymoon Thanks to my dear son-in-law Joshua and my firstborn daughter Yolange Z. de Renaud. After a lot of paper work done … Continue reading

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Getting ready for visitantes

We’ve spent the last week slowly making progress toward getting ready for the arrival of Yoli’s parents. A few things we’ve accomplished: clean sun room make curtain rods and hang curtains in sun room make tentative deal for a minivan … Continue reading

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Coming to America

Today was the culmination of a lot of work Yoli and I and her family have been doing in recent months: Yoli’s parents received tourist visas so that they can come to America! This is not a particularly easy process … Continue reading

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Comings and goings

On the way out: We begin our day-long journey to Bolivia at 6:10 a.m. this morning. We should arrive there at 10 p.m. (Bolivia time). That could make for a long day, so please keep us in your prayers. While … Continue reading

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Birthday crush

We had a mini-celebration for Ludi’s first birthday earlier this week. She turned one on Wednesday. Unfortunately, late July and so far in August has been a time of hustle and bustle. We were in Houston the two days before … Continue reading

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Back from the east

Well, our mission in Washington D.C. was about 85% accomplished. Yoli was able to get a new Bolivian ID card (with her married name), but not a new passport. The Bolivian consulate in Washington was out of them. It’s difficult … Continue reading

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