Saturday, December 1, 2012

Mission del San Xavier del Bac, and finding old friends

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The tail is off screen to the right. We are not amused.

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We looked carefully for the ghost. He was not amused.


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This mission served, and still serves, the Tohono O'odham nation, and is on their land.

I dig churches. 

Mission de San Xavier del Bac



Mission de San Xavier del Bac



Mission de San Xavier del Bac

Bac (say "bock") is the non-native name for the village of Wa:k.  


Hugh and I were just alike, only different. We were younger than our classmates (ten), both smart, both weird. He was sassy and irreverent, and saw things the way they most likely were. I saw them the way I was told to see them.

We both went somewhere else after that year. I found him last month on Facebook, and he is so funny and fabulous that I am mourning the years we weren't friends. He would have been an excellent influence on me. I would have a fashion sense. 

Please read When I Learned to Sing today. 

  


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7 comments:

Karin said...

I love that cheezy rattlesnake bridge. It makes a rattle sound when you walk across it. My kind of silly fun. :)

So that blog was written by your long lost friend I presume? It was beautifully written.

Morgan Johnson said...

interesting. I "friended " Hugh a long time ago through someone else I've never met, Gordon Atkinson who used to blog as Real Live Preacher. I have followed his and Polly's (his dog) exploits for a while now. The interwebs are amazing things.

heyduke50 said...

we really enjoyed this church when we visited it as well

¡Vizcacha! said...

It's a cool place, HD. Literally.

Morgan, I'm so floored by this coincidence that I had to email you to express my amazement.

It makes a noise, Karin? That might weird me out, but I'm up for it. Yes, Hugh wrote that piece.

Teri said...

Diamondback Rattler? Cool. I had a dream about rattlesnakes last night - probably cause I'm living in their backyard.

Rick Doyle said...

Great post! I love visiting these old missions. I've been to quite a few in California but kick myself for missing this one in Tuscon.

Roxanne said...

Thanks, Rick! Hey, there's plenty of room for you in Tucson - it's the city of second chances.

Teri, next it's the Javelina Waterway (I made that up). A cute exhibit in the Museum was a little rattlesnake with a gardening glove and a spade in his enclosure. I think they were training him.

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